I went into Dr Angel Camacho Baez, Florida office with an appointment for teeth cleaning tooth pull last week. My tooth was in pain for years had regular swelling. I had to wait a minute before going in for my exam x-ray. Along the way he explained the details how to care for teeth. He did cleaning tooth pull in less than an hour. With the prescription antibiotics by the second day, I had no pain. I'm grateful for his work. I'll come back again. Heres the post-operative recommendation from the doctor.
- After Oral Surgery and Post-Operative Care
On day 1:
on Bleeding: Following tooth removal bleeding is to be expected. Keep biting on gauze for approximately 1-2 hours. Repeat if necessary, replacing gauze 30-45 minutes. If heavy bleeding persists, our office.
Do Not smoke, rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink forcefully through a straw for 48 hours. These activities will disturb the forming blood clot and can lead to a painful condition called dry socket.
Do Not Rinse Mouth: You may drink liquids as usual, but do not rinse and spit as this may dislodge clot in the healing site.
On day 2:
Following extraction, gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water (1/2 tsp. salt in 1 glass of warm water). Rinse mouth ever 3 to 4 hours (especially after meals). Continue rinses for several days.
You brush and floss your teeth as normal, being careful not to brush extraction site. Proper oral hygiene will speed the healing process and diminish sensitivity. For the first few days following oral surgery, light, gentle pressure when brushing and flossing around surgical site.
On day 3:
Following extraction, you pick out any food from extraction site. Continue to do this until the area is completely healed, usually about 3-4 weeks.
on Swelling: After an extraction, you may feel some discomfort or swelling. A plastic bag of ice wrapped in a towel should be applied to the operated area-30 minutes on and 30 minutes off-for 4 to 5 hours.
on Medication: For mild average pain, use non-aspirin type of pain medication you like. If your surgery was extensive, a prescribed medication for pain or antibiotic for infection should be taken as directed.
on Food: Drink fluids maintain a soft, light diet for the first couple days following your surgery. Do not suck on extraction site and avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours following your surgery.
Bony Edges: Small, bone fragments may work up through the gums during healing. These are not roots; if they are annoying please return to the office for removal.
on Healing: Remember your mouth is in a healing phase and will need time to return to normal. If you have any problems or have any concerns, please contact our office.