Dr. Chun Pae Cho provides instructions following the exposure of impacted teeth to help you regain your oral health and return to regular life as soon as possible.
Following your impacted tooth exposure treatment in Brooklyn, New York, we recommend that you:
- Do not rinse or spit for 24 hours after the surgery.
- Keep your fingers and tongue away from the surgical site.
- Use ice packs on the side of your face over the surgical area for the first 48 hours, alternating 20 minutes on and 10 minutes off.
- Use mild pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to manage discomfort and use any prescribed medications as directed.
- Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, but make sure you do not use a straw.
- Do not smoke for at least five days after your surgery.
- Avoid strenuous activity, and do not exercise for at least three to four days after your procedure. After that time, be careful when exercising so that you do not experience light-headedness, dizziness or weakness.
- Use warm, moist heat over areas that have become stiff.
- Use a warm saltwater rinse following meals to clean your mouth (½ teaspoon of salt in about 8 ounces of water).
- Maintain a soft diet, and avoid anything that may get stuck in your teeth (such as seeds, nuts, rice or popcorn).
Give us a call at 718-745-6555 if you have any questions or to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon and team!