Be careful not to disturb the area or the surgical packing if one was placed. The packing helps to keep the tooth exposed. If it does come dislodged, then please call our office.

Bleeding and swelling usually occurs after the procedure. Applying firm biting pressure with the gauze that you are given for about thirty minutes will usually help the bleeding to stop. To help stop or prevent swelling a cold compress can be placed on the outside of the cheek. It can be placed as many times as needed for the first 24 hours.

There may also be some pain after the procedure. For moderate pain, usually Tylenol or Ibuprofen can be taken. If the pain is more severe, then you will need to take the medication that we prescribed.

You will want to eat softer foods for the next few days after the procedure. Also be sure to drink plenty of fluids. Warm salt water rinses can be started the day after the procedure to help keep the area clean. Oral hygiene is very important to help the healing process.