These are general instructions and not all of these instructions may apply to your recovery. Common sense will often dictate what you should do; however, when in doubt, follow these guidelines or call our office at any time for clarification.
For 24 hours following surgery Do not smoke or rinse. If desired, the day after surgery rinse mouth gently every 3 to 4 house (especially after meals) using ¼ teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water. You may continue rinses for several days.
Following extractions, some bleeding is to be expected. If persistent bleeding occurs, place a slightly moistened gauze over the bleeding area and bite firmly for ½ hour. If bleeding continues, place a slightly moistened tea bag on the surgical area for approximately 20 minutes.