To reduce the risk of infection following tooth extraction, it is important to adhere to all instructions given by your oral surgeon. Implementing these steps will help you ensure a safe and successful recovery.
Maintaining top-notch oral hygiene is paramount following a tooth extraction. Patients should clean their teeth and gums regularly, eschewing any efforts to disturb the blood clot so it can heal properly on its own. To reduce any discomfort or inflammation, try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water while allowing the solution to simply drain from your mouth without forcefully spitting. Depending on individual circumstances, we may also suggest an antiseptic as part of daily routine maintenance; however please refrain from picking at or pulling out the blood clot. If you have questions about post-extraction care don’t hesitate to contact your dentist right away.
Follow these guidelines to ensure the best possible healing outcomes and track progress:
If you are feeling anxious about any type of oral surgery, like extracting a wisdom tooth or another procedure, we are here to help. Our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons at All Family Dental Care understand that such surgeries can be intimidating. We will answer all your questions so the process runs smoothly and is successful for you! For more information on recovering from tooth extraction, please contact our office today!