How To Care For Your Mouth After Tooth Extraction

1. Be careful not to rinse out clot.

  • Do not chew or eat any food until the area is no longer numb. Soft diet is advisable for the next          24 hours. No sodas or drinking from a straw for 4 days.
  • No mouthwash for one week following extraction.

2. In case of bleeding, place damp, sterile gauze directly over wound and bite on it for 30 minutes.

3. Aspirin substitute (acetaminophen e.g. Tylenol or Ibuprofen) may be taken.

4. If wound has been sutured, return in one week.

5. Resume oral hygiene: Regular brushing and flossing the next day.