Here are some tips to follow to make a recovery faster and easier:
- Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing.
- Do not smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously.
- Avoid drinking through a straw for at least 24 hours.
- Follow the diet your dentist recommends.
For the first few days following the extraction procedure, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently. If there is swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag and call your dentist right away.
Ask your Applecross dentist about any pain medication you can take. Brush and floss the other teeth as usual. But do not clean the teeth next to where the tooth was extracted.
Remember, when having a tooth extracted, today’s modern procedures and follow up care are there for your benefit and comfort.