Bridgeport Office
4702 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
P: (203) 371-8282
F: (203) 371-4229
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Huntington Office
27 Huntington Plaza
Huntington, CT 06484
P: (203) 926-9929
F: (203) 926-1367
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Care of Mouth After Extractions

  1. DO NOT RINSE MOUTH FIRST DAY. Second day, rinse mouth gently every 3 to 4 hours (especially after meals) using one-quarter teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water. Continue rinses for several days.
  2. BLEEDING. Following an extraction, some bleeding is to be expected. If persistent bleeding occurs, place gauze pads over bleeding area and bite down firmly for one-half hour. Repeat if necessary.
  3. SWELLING. Ice bag or a cold moist cloth should periodically be applied to operated area. Your dentist may give you specific instructions on how long and how often to use a cold compress.
  4. PAIN. For mild to average pain, use any non-aspirin type of medication you like.
  5. FOOD. Light diet is advisable during the first 24 hours.
  6. BONY EDGES. Small sharp bone fragments may work up through the gums during healing. These are not roots; if annoying, return to this office for simple removal.
  7. If any unusual symptoms occur, call the office at once.

The proper care following oral surgical procedures will hasten recovery and prevent complications.

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4702 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606, P: (203) 371-8282, F: (203) 371-4229
27 Huntington Plaza, Huntington, CT 06484, P: (203) 926-9929, F: (203) 926-1367


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