Within 12 hours after the procedure, most of the bleeding should have stopped. If you are still experiencing significant amounts of blood loss more than 12 hours after the procedure, you should call us right away.
For a few days, you will experience soreness, light bleeding, oozing and some pain. During this time, you can take the prescribed pain medications.
Avoid eating hard or crunchy foods while your extraction site is healing and try to chew using the teeth on the other side of your mouth in order to avoid agitating the extraction site. Also, beginning 24 hours after the procedure, you should rinse your mouth out with the prescribed mouth rinse (Peridex). Rinse for 1 minute at a time, 2 times each day. Doing this will aid the healing process and reduce your chances of infection by cutting down on the bacteria levels in your mouth.