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Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
Las Vegas, Nevada

Affectionate Dental Care
Henry H. Kim  D.D.S.,
F.I.C.O.I., F.M.I.I.I.


5680 W. Flamingo Road Suite A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Tel: 702.876.3222
Fax: 702.876.4422
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Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dr. Henry Kim
Affectionate Dental Care

Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry
 

AFTER CARE HOMEPAGE
AFTER PERIODONTAL SCALING
AFTER IMPLANT SURGERY
AFTER YOUR FIRST BRACES
AFTER ROOT CANAL

Tooth Extraction:

After an extraction, it's important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. That's why we will ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after an extraction. If bleeding continues after you remove the gauze pad, place another gauze pad on the area and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times.
After the blood clot forms, it's important to protect it, especially for the next 24 hours.

It's important to follow these Instructions:

  • DO NOT Smoke for at least 3 days
  • DO NOT Spit Blood out of Mouth right after extractions.
  • DO NOT Suck through a straw
  • DO NOT Rinse your mouth vigorously or spit

    These activities may cause you to develop a dry socket, which is an extremely painful condition that will take up to a month to heal.

    After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and have some swelling. You can use an ice bag (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off) to keep this to a minimum. To control discomfort, take pain medication as recommended. Don't take medication on an empty stomach or nausea may result.

    If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if all symptoms and signs of infection are gone. Avoid taking any aspirin products as they will interfere with the blood clotting.

Also:

  • Drink lots of fluids
  • Eat only soft, nutritious foods on the day of the extraction
  • Don't drink alcoholic beverages
  • Avoid hot and spicy foods and aspirin


    You can begin eating normally the next day, or if not by then, as soon as it's comfortable. Rinse your mouth gently, holding the water and letting it fall out of your mouth. After 24 hours, you may gently rinse with to 1 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water three times a day. Also, rinse gently after meals. This helps keep food out of the extraction site.

    It's very important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing your teeth and tongue and flossing at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your breath and mouth fresh. Call your dental office right away if you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling after two or three days, or a reaction to the medication.



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