Рекомендации стоматолога: что можно и нельзя делать после удаления зуба

Tooth extraction – the procedure is unpleasant and frightening for many patients, since the analgesic effect of the anesthetic wears off over time, leaving the patient alone with the pain and fear of complications associated with this surgical procedure. As a rule, after the operation, the dentist prescribes pain relievers and other drugs that minimize the risk of complications associated with infection and inflammation at the site of manipulation. In addition, there are certain recommendations that the patient should follow in order for the wound to heal as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Find out what can not be done after tooth extraction, and what – you can, you will learn from the article prepared for you by estet-portal.com.

Tooth extraction: basic "don'ts" and «may» after operation

If, after removing a tooth, the dentist puts a tampon on the wound, as a rule, he himself informs the patient when it needs to be removed. On average, this time is from 10 to 30 minutes and varies depending on the rate of blood clotting. It is necessary to remove a sterile tampon carefully so as not to extract a blood clot with it and not to provoke the development of inflammation at the site of intervention. Naturally, while the gauze pad is on the wound, you can not drink, eat or smoke. As for further actions, below we will consider:

  • what not to do in the first hours after tooth extraction;
  • what not to do in the first days after tooth extraction.
  • What not to do in the first hours after tooth extraction

In the first hours after tooth extraction, an ice bag should be applied to the face to relieve or prevent swelling and

accelerate blood clotting


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After tooth extraction, you cannot:

to drink for an hour;
  • eat for 2–3 hours;
  • rinse your mouth;
  • take a hot bath;
  • resort to intense physical activity;
  • apply warm compresses;
  • touch the hole with your tongue, hands, toothpick and other objects;
  • smoking;
  • Avoid taking blood thinners such as aspirin.
  • What not to do in the first days after tooth extraction
  • For several days, as well as immediately after tooth extraction, you can not play sports, i.e. strong physical activity is contraindicated, as well as exposure to high temperatures on the body: saunas, baths, warm compresses, hot baths – postpone all these activities until the wound is completely healed, if you do not want to face complications.

A couple of days after removal, the dark blood clot in the hole will acquire a grayish tint – this is normal and indicates that the wound is healing.

In case of diseases of the cardiovascular system,

especially hypertension

, it is imperative to take the medications prescribed by the attending physician to normalize the blood pressure, as its increase can cause bleeding from the wound.

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A few days after the operation, it is contraindicated to consume hot food and drinks, spicy dishes, solid foods, which can also help remove the clot and slow down the healing of the wound.  

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If possible, you should
stop smoking

and drinking alcoholic beverages.

As well as immediately after the operation, you can not "disturb" wound with tongue, hands, any objects. As for rinsing, on the second day this procedure is allowed, however, with the utmost care – vigorous rinsing may cause the blood clot to be removed.

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In some cases, the dentist prescribes special antiseptic baths. In this case, you just need to hold the solution in your mouth and, without rinsing it, gently spit it out. Especial care must also be taken when brushing your teeth so as not to touch the hole. Mouthwashes will also have to be abandoned for a couple of days.

If there is bleeding, acute pain, fever, especially on the 2nd day after tooth extraction, you should not delay going to the dentist. Only a doctor can effectively eliminate the inflammatory process and its symptoms.

To avoid complications after tooth extraction, the advice of the attending physician should not be neglected. If you are unfamiliar with any aspects of oral care after surgery, check with your doctor before or after the procedure and write down any recommendations if necessary.

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