To ensure that you heal well follow the directions below:
What Patients Need to Know
What to know before you come:
1. The clinic ONLY pulls teeth.
2. Si sabes hablar español trae alguien que hables inglés contigo. (If you do not speak English, bring someone with you that speaks your native language and English.
AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION
Do NOT smoke, drink alcohol, spit vigorously or use a straw for 72 hours. Dry socket is an extremely painful condition that may occur if all instructions are not followed closely!
If you have HEAVY BLEEDING, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, consult a medical professional immediately!
After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. That’s why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 45-60 minutes after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times.
After the blood clot forms, it is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it aids healing. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities will dislodge or dissolve the clot which leads to severe pain and slows the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.
After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience swelling. You may take 2 to 3 ibuprofen 3 times a day, but do not take more that 800 milligrams in a 24 hour period. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.
If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time. Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.
It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours, but do not brush or floss near the extraction site. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.
After a few days you will feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have HEAVY BLEED
ING, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, consult a medical professional immediately!
The Great Physician's Dental Clinic Calendar
Clinic Days and Hours of Operation
Patients need to be here to register at 6:30 am. The clinic can only take the first 18 people as patients. If you arrive after 7:00 am the dentist will not be able to see you.
The Clinic is only open Fridays in 2019.
The Clinic is closed: