After the Removal of Multiple Teeth

INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING THE REMOVAL OF MULTIPLE TEETH

Bleeding is a regular occurrence to be expected following operations to remove multiple teeth. Stop bleeding by placing a gauze pad directly over the socket and apply pressure by biting down on it for 30 minutes. Biting down on a moistened black tea bag could also help to contract the blood vessels. Avoid drinking hot liquids, ensure to exercise, and elevate the head. However, if bleeding persists, do not try to remove the denture yourself; do call or visit our office immediately.

Place ice packs over the skin near the surgical site. Use OTC’s like Tylenol, ibuprofen, or aspirin for mild discomfort. If the pain is severe or not relieved after two days, call our office. You will be given some antibiotics to prevent infection, endeavor to take them unless there is an allergic reaction

Drink plenty of fluid, at least six glasses on the first day. From the second post-operative day, you should rinse your mouth with warm salt water  (a teaspoon of salt in one cup of lukewarm water) four hourly and after food to prevent particles and debris from accumulating in the operation site. Diet should be restricted liquids and semi-liquids that do not require a lot of chewing so the wound can heal faster. The better the care you give to it, the faster you can resume a regular diet.

Some normal conditions that may occur due to the removal of many teeth at once include;

Swelling of the tare operated on, swelling, and discoloration of the eyes. A simple remedy would be to apply a warm moist towel to help clear the stain. The following day after surgery.

A sore throat may also develop, which usually subsides within 2-3 days.

Dry lips or cracks can be made moist with vaseline

Sore spots may also develop following immediate denture insertion. Our dentists always follow up on patients within 24hrs of surgery to make the necessary adjustments, relieve those sore spots, and hasten the healing process.