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Care of Mouth Ater Etraction

1. DO NOT rinse mouth today: Tomorrow 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 extractions 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 chopped ice wrapped in a towel should be applied to operated area - one/half hour on and one/half hour off for 4-5 hours.

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 their simple removal.

7. If any unusual symptoms occur, call the office a once.

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

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