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Post Op Extraction Instructions


PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE BELOW INSRUCTIONS FOR A QUICK
AND EASY RECOVERY.

BITE ON INITIAL GAUZE DRESSING FOR 1 HOUR. IF, WHEN YOU REMOVE IT, YOU FEEL YOU ARE OOZING TOO MUCH, RE-APPLY ANOTHER DRESSING WITH THE GAUZE SUPPLIED TO YOU FOR AN ADDITIONAL 30 MINUTES. THIS MAY BE REPEATED 2-3 TIMES. IF YOU STILL ARE EXPERIENCING HEAVY BLEEDING- CALL   OUR OFFICE.  REMEMBER, OOZING WILL BE NORMAL FOR UP TO 5 DAYS.

 DO NOT DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FOR 5 DAYS:

  • SUCK ON EXTRACTION AREA
  • -SUCK THROUGH STRAWS
  • -SMOKE
  • -RINSE MOUTH OUT FOR FIRST 24 HOURS
  • -SPIT

           
TAKE MEDICATIONS AS PRESCRIBED. BE SURE TO TAKE ANY NARCOTICS (PAIN PILLS) ON A FULL STOMACH TO AVOID NAUSEA.

EAT SOFT FOODS FOR FIRST FEW DAYS AND CONSUME A LOT OF FLUIDS. REGULAR AND NUTRITIOUS MEALS ARE VERY IMPORTANT. WE RECOMMEND: SOFT COOKED VEGETABLES, HAMBURGER MEAT, SOUPS, SOFT BREAD, YOGURT, ICE CREAM, JELLO, FRUIT JUICES, MILK AND LOTS OF WATER.

YOU MAY EXPERIENCE SWELLING ESPECIALLY BY THE 3RD DAY. ICE PACKS APPLIED TO             THE FACE THE FIRST FEW HOURS WILL HELP MINIMIZE SWELLING (20 MINUTES ON, 20 MINUTES OFF). IF SWELLING PERSISTS BY DAY 5- CALL OUR OFFICE

KEEP YOUR MOUTH CLEAN WITH REGULAR AND THROUGH BRUSHING AND FLOSSING. SALT WATER RINSES SHOULD BEGIN ON THE 2ND DAY (3-4 TIMES A DAY)

BY THE THIRD DAY YOU SHOULD FEEL YOU ARE WELL ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY. IF NOT, CALL OUR OFFICE  334-271-9916

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