Post Extraction Instructions

After getting your tooth extracted, it is important to follow post-extraction instruction given by your dentist, as it promotes healing, reduces post extraction swelling, and prevents dry socket. Some of the common post-extraction instructions include keeping the gauze in place for an hour, placing a cold compress on the face near the extraction site, avoid drinking hot beverages, do not spit, do not drink water or juice with a straw, and avoid rinsing your mouth.

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Why do swelling in gums occur post root stump extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had seven teeth extracted today, just the roots. Anyway, over two of the teeth the dentist said there was an infection. I did not get any antibiotics, but she cleaned the area after. There is a lot of swelling in that area, and the gums are real red and like an ulcer. But not much ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photos. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nothing to worry about. For the swelling give cold pack from the outside of the extraction area. Do not spit or rinse the mouth for a day. Drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated. Do not...  Read Full »

When should I remove the guaze piece after wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my wisdom tooth extracted. It has been 10 hours since the tooth had been take out. How long should I keep my gauze in? I have read articles on recovery, and it says a lot of reference to "dry socket," which I am trying to avoid.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The gauze piece can be generally removed after one to two hours, provided everything is normal. Otherwise, you can change the gauze piece, along with the medication on it, and you can put fresh cotton. I do not know what your dentist had suggested to you. But I would s...  Read Full »

How long should I keep gauze in after a tooth is pulled?

Query: Hello doctor, How long should I keep gauze in after a tooth is pulled?  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After a tooth is extracted, it is advisable to keep the gauze in the site for 30 minutes, in the same position. After 30 minutes, do not spit, take the gauze through your hand and discard. This is to arrest bleeding and help in clot formation by pressure method, and ...  Read Full »

How to brush after removing a tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, How to brush after removing a tooth? Two days ago I got it done. How to know if I have a dry socket and what are the ways to prevent it?  Read Full »


Dr. Bhavika Gandhi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Keep usual brushing habit after the removal of your teeth. No need to worry about brushing habit. Use mouthwash twice a day after brushing your teeth. Take care of the wound, like after taking any food make sure that you gargle your mouth with lukewarm water. Do not ...  Read Full »

I got a wisdom tooth extracted five days back, why is it still bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a wisdom tooth removed five days back. It was bleeding heavily until two days ago, but now the bleeding has mostly gone. But, it bleeds when I brush my teeth. Is there anything to do other than to put padded pressure on the void of the tooth?  Read Full »


Dr. Nisha Ashokkumar Agrawal

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Here, I assume that you do not have any bleeding disorder. It seems initial blood clot after the extraction was dislodged due to some reason and the bleeding continued. Yes, putting padded pressure on the socket is the ...  Read Full »

I am bleeding, four hours after a tooth extraction. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,About four hours ago, I had a tooth removed. It has started to bleed again, and I rinsed my mouth with water. I read online that you should not do that. My gum is really hurting. Am I going to be fine?  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Slight bleeding from the site of extraction is normal within 24 hours of extraction. But if bleeding is severe, you should immediately consult a dentist or go to an emergency room. As of now, you should bite on a sterile piece of gauze and apply gentle pressure, so that b...  Read Full »

After wisdom tooth extraction, when can I start eating solid food?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my bottom left wisdom tooth removed yesterday. I am 25 years old and 11 weeks pregnant. I have been eating soft foods like mashed potatoes, jello, and pudding. However, I was wondering when I can begin to eat foods such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cereals, pasta, etc.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can start with a solid diet in another one day hopefully. Make sure you are following the postoperative instructions regularly. Do lukewarm saline water mouth rinses (put some salt in half glass of warm water) at least 3 times a day and continue for a week. This wo...  Read Full »

The dentist removed an extraction site stitch, an hour back. Can I swallow and drink water now?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a lower left wisdom tooth removed, and I went to a dentist after four days. And he removed the stitch and put Alvogyl. I am at home, and it has been an hour, and I have saliva in my mouth. Can I swallow it and drink water? I am not sure if they said after 40 minutes to rinse or not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can swallow and after 40 minutes, you can rinse too if the site is cured and there is no cut visible. I suggest you try the doing the following for a few days: Do not stretch the mouth a lot. Give yourself rest and do not eat spicy food. Rinse your mouth with...  Read Full »

I feel bone on the extraction site. How to get it fixed?

Query: Hi doctor, A week ago, I had all of my wisdom teeth removed. Three are healing fine, but my bottom left feels and looks like bone. I am not sure whether the bone is visible. It is smooth, but I am concerned about it. My dad, who is not a dentist, think that the gum is growing over it. It is not pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. The bone exposure is a common thing after extraction of teeth. But as far as there is no pain, you need not worry about it. May be the extraction was a bit difficult on the lower left wisdom tooth, and the gums...  Read Full »

After tooth removal, is it safe to take extra dose of Panadeine?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 25 years, I had root canal treatment on my lower second molar. As I had a broken canal on the same tooth, it was surgically removed a few days ago. The stitches have healed, but still I have pain. The medication reduces pain, but I am worried as if I am taking an extra dose of Pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you to take only prescribed dosage not beyond it. If still pain occurs, then I suggest Augmentin Duo 625 mg (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) and Acuvin (Paracetamol) twice in a day at the interval of 12 hours for five days. Consult your doctor, discuss with h...  Read Full »

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