A tooth extraction at Dental Health 360° is a common procedure, and your dentist should be able to get you through it with minimal pain or discomfort. If you are taking on multiple tooth extractions in one sitting, the recovery period may be a bit more difficult to handle.
How to Care for Your Mouth After Multiple Teeth Have Been Extracted
Immediately Following Surgery
- The gauze pad placed over the surgical area should be kept in place for a half hour. After this time, the gauze pad should be removed and discarded.
- Vigorous mouth rinsing or touching the wound area following surgery should be avoided. This may initiate bleeding by causing the blood clot that has formed to become dislodged.
- Take the prescribed pain medications as soon as you begin to feel discomfort. This will usually coincide with the effects of the local anesthetic wearing off.
- Restrict your activities the day of surgery and resume normal activity when you feel comfortable.
- Place ice packs to the sides of your face where surgery was performed. Refer to the section on swelling for explanation
Understanding the After Effects
If you’re the anxious type, you should know what kind of symptoms to expect after having several teeth pulled. You can keep yourself calm by reminding yourself that a small amount of bleeding is normal after this type of procedure. You also must look out for food debris that might get stuck in the area where the teeth were removed. As long as you picked up the right recovery materials before you went to your dentist appointment, you should be able to handle these after effects without too much discomfort.