A small amount of bleeding is to be expected following the operation. If bleeding occurs, place a gauze pad directly over the bleeding socket and apply biting pressure for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues, a moist tea bag can be used for 30 minutes. If bleeding occurs, avoid hot liquids, exercise and elevate the head. If bleeding persists, call our office immediately. Do not remove immediate denture unless the bleeding is severe. Expect some oozing around the side of the denture.
Use ice packs (externally) on the same side of the face as the operated area. Apply ice for the first 36 hours only. Apply ice continuously while you are awake.
For mild discomfort, use aspirin, Tylenol or any similar medication: two tablets every 3-4 hours. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg can be taken 2-3 tablets ever 3-4 hours.
For severe pain use the prescription given to you. The pain should subside in 2 days. Please call the office if the pain is not better in 2 days. If your pain medication is not effective
or you are having side effects from the medication please call the office. If an antibiotic has been prescribed please finish your prescription.