Post-Op Instructions Following
an Extraction


Thank you for your cooperation during the extraction of your tooth/teeth.

  • It’s important that you do not rinse, spit, smoke or use a straw for the next 24 hours.  You will break the clot that is forming in the socket of the extracted tooth/teeth by doing these things.
  • Maintain biting pressure on the gauze for at least one hour.
  • Then change the dressing and bite on another gauze for one more hour.
  • All bleeding should be stopped by this time.
  • Do not rinse until tomorrow.

You will be sore for a day or two.  If necessary, you may take Tylenol or any other non-aspirin type of pain relief medication.  If a prescription has been given to you, take it exactly as prescribed.  This will ensure minimal discomfort.

Should you have any further questions, please call our office.