Instructions to be followed after the removal of tooth
An extraction is the removal of a tooth (or teeth) that is non-restorable, non-useful, or harmful to the patient.There exists many systemic precautions that should be discussed. Post extraction precautions include some of the following:
Pressure-bite on gauze or sponge over extraction site for at least 45 minutes after extractions.
No rinsing or mouthwash use for at least 24 hours post extractions.
Avoid any pressure that may dissolve clot such as using straws, smoking, etc.
Avoid brushing the first 24 hours
Avoid alcohol for a few days.
Place ice on the face for 20 minutes, alternating with 5 minutes off, for a period of 8 hours.