After the Removal of Multiple Teeth
For mild pain, you can take Tylenol (2 pills every 3-4 hours) or 200mg Ibuprofen (2-3 pills every 3-4 hours). If you experience severe pain, please use the prescription that Dr. El Deeb prescribed according to the instructions given. If the pain does not decrease within 2 days or continues to increase, please contact our office immediately.
You should apply an ice pack on the same side of the face as the extractions. Apply ice externally for the first 36 hours the entire time that you are awake.
It is normal to experience a small amount of bleeding after having multiple teeth extracted. Gauze pads can be placed over the bleeding socket and help with biting pressure for a half hour. If the gauze pad does not stop the bleeding a moist teabag can be used for up to a half hour. While bleeding you should avoid strenuous exercise and hot liquids. For severe bleeding that does not subside, please contact our office.
After the removal of multiple teeth, you should have a restricted diet of liquid and soft foods. As your mouth heals you will be able to incorporate different foods into your diet.
After surgery, you should avoid rinsing your mouth. This is especially important while there is bleeding. After the first day, you can use a mixture of salt (1/2 teaspoon) and water (8 ounces) to gently rinse food particles from the extraction area. After Dr. El Deeb has adjusted your denture you should remove the denture and rinse 3 to 4 times each day.
Because multiple extractions can be more taxing, the following conditions could occur and are normal:
- Swelling will be most apparent two days after surgery. You may also experience some swelling and discoloration around your eye. To combat this swelling, you can use a warm moist towel that can be applied after the first 36 hours.
- You may experience a sore throat due to swelling of muscles near the throat. This is normal and should only last for a few days.
- Dry and cracked lips can occur after surgery; this can be combatted by using Vaseline on your lips.
If Dr. El Deeb inserted immediate dentures made by your dentist, you may develop sore spots. In this case, you need to go back to your dentist for any further adjustments.
If you have any further questions following your extraction, please contact our office immediately.