Impacted Tooth

Post-Operative Care Following the Exposure of an Impacted Tooth

Wound Care: Avoid disturbing the wound. If surgical packing was placed, let it remain to aid in keeping the tooth exposed. If it dislodges or falls out, contact our office at (714) 515-6364 for guidance.

Bleeding: A certain amount of bleeding is normal. If you experience excessive bleeding, follow the guidelines provided or contact our office for further instructions.

Normal Reaction: Swelling is a common occurrence post-surgery.

Managing Swelling: Minimize swelling by applying an ice bag or a plastic bag filled with ice cubes on your cheek near the surgery area for the first 36 hours.

Fluids: Ensure you drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

Food: Stick to soft food and liquids on the surgery day, avoiding hot liquids or hard foods. Resume a normal diet as directed by the doctor.

Medication: Begin taking pain medication as the local anesthetic wears off. Follow the detailed medication guidelines provided for moderate and severe pain.

Consultation: If the pain persists, it may require attention; contact our office for guidance.

Importance: Maintaining oral cleanliness is vital for good healing.

Routine: Start cleaning your mouth thoroughly after each meal from the day following surgery. Rinse with warm salt water six times a day until healing is complete.

Reminder: A clean wound heals better and faster.

Physical Activities: Limit physical activities immediately after surgery to prevent throbbing or bleeding.

Exercise: If you engage in exercise, be cautious as your normal nourishment intake is reduced, which might weaken you. Stop exercising if you feel light-headed.

Are You Experiencing Pain Due to an Impacted Tooth?

Don’t endure the discomfort of an impacted tooth. Drs. Yang and Young are here to help with expert extraction of impacted teeth to relieve pain and prevent future complications. Contact us at (714) 515-6364 to learn more.

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