|•||Following your operation, you can expect to experience a small amount of bleeding. If this occurs, use a gauze pad and place it directly over the bleeding area. Bite down to apply pressure for up to 30 minutes. If the socket continues to bleed, moisten a tea bag and substitute this in place of the gauze pad.
|•||If you do experience bleeding, avoid drinking hot liquids. Keep your head elevated and relax. Also avoid strenuous exercise.
|•||If you are wearing immediate dentures, keep them in your mouth unless you are experiencing severe bleeding. You can expect that some oozing will occur around the sides of your dentures.
|•||If the bleeding still continues, call our office for assistance.|
|•||Use ice packs externally on the side of the face that you had the work completed on.
|•||Swelling should reach its maximum after two days, and swelling may even occur around the eye.
|•||Only use ice for the first 24 hours, and apply it continuously while you are awake.
|•||Discoloration or bruising may occur, and applying a warm towel can help to eliminate this. Begin using moist heat 24-36 hours after surgery.
|•||If you are experiencing mild pain, use an over-the-counter pain reliever like Tylenol or ibuprofen.
|•||For severe pain, use any prescription medications that were recommended by your surgeon.
|•||If your pain doesn't begin to get better in two days, or if it is actually getting worse two days after your procedure, call our office for guidance.|
|•||Be sure to drink plenty of water. After multiple extractions, you'll have lost blood that will need to be replaced. Be sure to drink a minimum of six glasses of water the first day after your surgery.
|•||Restrict your diet to soft foods and liquids, as they will be more comfortable while you heal. As your condition improves, you'll be able to revert back to your old diet.|
|•||On your first post-operative day, you should avoid rinsing your mouth.
|•||After this first day, use warm salt water solution to rinse out the mouth every four hours and after meals. This will help to wash away debris and food particles that could get lodged in the area of operation.
|•||After you've seen your dentist for your denture appointment, remove your dentures to rinse 3-4 times per day.|
Scaling and Root Planing
Old Town Chicago
1640 N Wells St. #205
Chicago, Il 60614
Phone: (312) 642-8966
400 Lake Cook Rd. #200A
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 945-8565
Fax: (847) 945-8278
Old Town Office
Monday: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: By Appointment
Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: By Appointment