Emergency Information

After Extractions – Dental Implants – Exposure of Impacted Teeth

A certain amount of bleeding is expected. Excessive bleeding may be controlled by placing a gauze pad over the area. Bite down for 30 minutes. Repeat if necessary. Restrict your activities following the removal of teeth.

Swelling can and frequently does occur after removing teeth. This is the body’s normal reaction. Ice packs may be applied to the sides of the face where the teeth were removed. After 36 hours moist heat will be beneficial in the reduction of swelling.

Pain medication can be as simple as ibuprofen or prescribed medication. A dry socket (when the blood clot get dislodged prematurely from the tooth socket) can be one of the causes to experiencing pain.

Occasionally nausea or vomiting can follow the removal of teeth. Make sure you do not take anything by mouth for at least an hour and then you can slowly sip tea, coke or other liquids. Nausea will pass shortly.

Numbness of the lip, chin, or tongue occurs often after the removal of wisdom teeth. There is no cause for alarm. Temporary stiffness in opening your mouth may occur as well. If you experience a slight elevation of temperature following extractions use Ibuprofen. If this does not reduce the fever, notify our office.

Any of the above concerns can be handled by reading the information you received during your consultation,
or simply by calling our office. We are here to help with any questions you may have.