After Exposure of an Impacted Tooth

A doctor is always available 24 hours per day should you have any questions or concerns please call our office

Bleeding

Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding that rapidly fills your mouth with blood can frequently be controlled by biting with pressure on a gauze pad placed directly on the bleeding wound for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues, please call for further instructions.

Swelling

Swelling is a normal occurrence after surgery. If instructed, apply an ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn near the area of surgery. Apply the ice 20 minutes on / 20 minutes off until bedtime.

Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid hot liquids and hard foods.  Return to a normal diet when comfortable.

Pain

Your doctor has prescribed the appropriate medications for you based on your surgical procedure and medical condition.  Please follow the instructions as written on the bottle.  If you have any questions or experience any untoward side effects, contact our office.

Oral Hygiene

Oral cleanliness is essential to good healing. Clean your mouth thoroughly after each meal, beginning the day after surgery. Brush your teeth normally if possible. Avoid brushing around the exposed tooth so you do not disturb the gold chain. In addition, rinse with warm salt water (1 teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) at least six times a day. Continue this procedure until healing is complete.

REMEMBER: A clean wound heals better and faster

Activity

If you are involved in regular exercise, be aware that your normal nourishment intake is reduced. Exercise may weaken you. If you get light headed, stop exercising.  In addition, if your exercise causes more discomfort in the surgical area you should also discontinue exercising.

If you have any questions or concerns after the exposure of an Impacted Tooth, please contact our offices today!