What you need to know and what to do after extraction of a tooth?

  • Tampon, which is placed on the wound after tooth extraction must be kept for 30-40 minutes;
  • Do not drink and eat anything 2-3 hours after tooth extraction;
  • Do not eat anything hot or hard 2-3 days after tooth extraction;
  • For pain relief, you can take „Ibumetin”, „Ibuprofen”or „Irfen” (if there aren’t serious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and only after a meal). Pregnant women should only use „Paracetamol”;
  • 6-7 hours after tooth extraction rinse Your mouth with salt water (1 teaspoon salt in a glass of water) every 3-4 hours for 7 days. In Addition, 2 times per day for one week, rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine-containing agent;
  • Within 24-48 hours You may experience swelling in the area of the extracted tooth. Swelling goes off within 7-10 days. Perhaps a limited mouth opening, which runs for 2 weeks;
  • 2 weeks after tooth extraction do not drink carbonated drinks and roaming – beer, wine, champagne, and so on;
  • After removing the tooth, avoid drafts, air conditioners, steam baths and shampooing;
  • In the case of bleeding: hold on tampon for ½ hours + ice on the skin over the area of the extraction for 10 minutes. (Do not put the ice directly on the skin!). Limit physical activity measure and eliminate overpressure (if it is at the time of bleeding).

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