Yes, it is true, sometimes even we at Smilestyle cannot save a tooth!

After having a tooth extracted:

  1. Bite firmly down on the gauze placed in your mouth by the dentist. This is to help stop the bleeding.
  2. Keep this in your mouth for at least 10-15 minutes or until you get home.
  3. Do not spit during this period.
  4. Do not rinse your mouth today, or touch the socket.
  5. Avoid hot drinks and food today.
  6. Avoid alcohol for the rest of the day.
  7. Do not smoke for the rest of the day.
  8. Avoid exercise today. It may be helpful to sleep with an extra pillow tonight.
  9. Brush your other teeth as recommended taking special care near sockets.
  10. As the anaesthetic wears off, you may experience some discomfort. If necessary, take a mild analgesic. (e.g. Paracetamol, if it agrees with you).
  11. The day after the extraction, you should bathe your mouth gently twice daily with a mouthwash – this will speed healing. A teaspoon of salt in a tumbler of lukewarm water provides an ideal mouth rinse.
  12. Avoid hard foods which may traumatise socket.
  13. Brush your other teeth as recommended taking special care near sockets.

IF BLEEDING STARTS AGAIN Bite tightly on a clean rolled up handkerchief for 15 minutes while sitting upright. It may be necessary to repeat this. If you fail to stop the bleeding, get in touch with the practice.

If you’re looking for qualified dentists in Nottingham you have come to the right place. Smilestyle dental centre have a team of dentist with over 20 years of dentistry experience. For more details about how Smilestyle dental centre can help with your dentistry requirements please call our Nottingham dental centre or alternatively please fill in our dental centre enquiry form. Why not take advantage of our complimentary treatment co-ordinator appointment and come and find out what we could do for you.