Post Extraction

On The Day Of The Extraction

  • Keep biting on gauze pad for 45 minutes.
  • Strictly NO smoking for 24 hours.
  • Avoid Alcohol.
  • Rest for a few hours following treatment and avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
  • Do not rinse for at least 24 hours. Rinsing can dislodge the blood clot. After 24 hours rinse mouth gently after meals and before bed using ½ teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Hold the solution in your mouth for several minutes, discard and repeat 2-3 times. Do not spit with too much force.
  • Avoid hot fluids and hard or chewy foods.
  • Avoid sucking at or interfering with the wound.
  • Should slight bleeding occur, sit upright with head and shoulders raised. Apply pressure using a small pad of gauze clamped firmly between the jaws for 30 minutes. Repeat if necessary.
  • For pain relief take Panadol, Panadeine or Nurofen. Avoid Aspirin as this may increase bleeding.
  • If excessive bleeding, undue pain or other symptoms occur, please contact the surgery immediately on (08) 8278 8611