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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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 »
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 »