The proper care following oral surgical procedures will hasten recovery and prevent complications.
Tomorrow you may rinse your mouth gently every three to four hours (especially after meals) using one-quarter teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water.
Following extractions, some bleeding is to be expected. If persistent bleeding occurs, place gauze pads over the bleeding area and bite down firmly for one-half hour. Repeat if necessary.
An ice bag or chopped ice wrapped in a towel should be applied to the operated area – one-half hour on and one-half hour off for four to five hours.
For mild to average pain, use any nonaspirin-type of medication you like.
Light diet is advisable during the first 24 hours. Do not use a straw and do not eat or drink anything extremely hot or cold.
Small sharp bone fragments may work up through the gums during healing. These are not roots; if they are annoying, return to this office for their simple removal.