Tips for Dental Extraction Recovery
If you recently had a tooth extraction, whether it is because of badly damaged teeth, severe tooth decay, periodontal disease, as a pre-orthodontic measure, dental infection, or after wisdom teeth removal Canberra, then we have compiled the best advice for you right here!
These are great tips to ensure excellent and fast healing with minimal to absolutely no risks!
- Bite down on a gauze
For the first 24 hours, some bleeding can be expected. This is especially if you underwent a surgical dental extraction. Control bleeding and apply pressure by simply biting down on a clean gauze.
- Avoid disturbing the blood clot
The blood clot on top of the wound has a lot of nutrients that can help with improved healing. This should not be disturbed to avoid debris from going into the open wound, causing infection.
A reminder also to avoid using a straw when drinking as the pressure may cause the movement of the clot.
- Take your medicines
After your dental extraction, your dentist Canberra will prescribe medications to help alleviate pain and avoid infection. Make sure to religiously take these especially if you are given antibiotics as this will speed up the healing process.
- Ice the area
Swelling on your cheek can also be expected 24 hours after your tooth removal. To help with the discomfort and to ease the swelling, place an ice pack directly on the affected area.
- Avoid smoking or hard drinking
Our highly rated dentists Canberra advise against these bad habits as they can cause infection of your open wound. So, make sure to avoid these during the healing process.
- Brush gently, avoid the extraction site
Keep practicing your regular oral hygiene routines! Proper healing comes with good oral health. Brush your teeth as usual but avoid the extraction area in the meantime to prevent the blood clot over it from moving.
After your dental extraction, have your Canberra dentist’s contact number at hand so you can contact them for any concerns.
At Identity Dentistry, our team of skilled dentists will make your extraction experience relatively painless as we ensure your comfort the entire time. Call us today to book your appointment!