The removal of multiple teeth during a single appointment is very different than the removal of just one or two teeth. Our oral surgeon will provide you with an outline of what you can expect as well as instructions to help you recover afterwards. If you have any questions about multiple tooth extractions in Brooklyn, New York, or to schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Chun Pae Cho, give us a call at 718-745-6555.
Following your procedure, we recommend that you:
- Place a gauze pad directly over any areas which are bleeding and apply biting pressure for 30 minutes. Keep your head elevated, and avoid hot liquids and exercise to help prevent further bleeding.
- If bleeding persists, call our office immediately.
- Use ice packs externally on the cheek near the surgical site. Ice should be applied continuously while you are awake for the first 36 hours after treatment.
- You may use over-the-counter pain relievers for mild discomfort. For severe pain, use the prescription provided by our oral surgeon. If pain does not subside or increases after two days, please contact our office.
- Please use the prescribed antibiotics as directed.
- Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. We recommend drinking at least six glasses of liquid the first day after your procedure.
- Do not rinse your mouth for the first day after your procedure or while there is bleeding.
- After the first day, rinse your mouth with warm salt water every four hours and following meals. (1 tsp. of water in one cup of warm water.)
- Maintain a soft diet until your mouth heals. You will gradually be able to return to your regular diet.
Because the bone must be shaped and smoothed prior to the insertion of a dental prosthetic, the following conditions may occur, all of which are considered normal:
- The treatment area will swell, reaching maximum swelling in two days.
- You may experience some swelling and discoloration around the eyes, which can be relieved with the application of a warm, moist towel. This towel should be applied continuously for as long as possible, beginning 36 hours after your procedure. (Ice packs are used for the first 36 hours only.)
- You may develop a sore throat. Swelling into the throat muscles may cause some discomfort, but this should subside in two to three days.
- If the corners of your mouth are stretched, they may dry out and crack. We recommend keeping your lips moist with an ointment such as Vaseline.
- You may experience a slight rise in temperature for 24-48 hours. If your temperature continues to rise, please contact our office.
If you have received an implant-supported denture or other dental prosthetic immediately following your extraction procedure, please follow these instructions:
- If your prosthetic is removable, do not remove it unless bleeding is severe. Expect some oozing around the side of the appliance.
- If immediate dentures have been inserted, you may develop sore spots. Your dentist should see you within 24-48 hours to make necessary adjustments. Please keep this appointment so that you can avoid the severe dentures sores which will prolong your recovery.
- If you received a denture and have seen your dentist for a denture adjustment, you should remove your appliance and rinse it three to four times each day.
If you have any questions, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our team today.