Recommendations to the patient after tooth extraction and surgery

Do not Spit, Do Not Rinse Your Mouth: In order for the bleeding to stop and the wound healing to be healthy, a blood clot must form in the wound area. You should not rinse your mouth or spit in the first 2 hours. After the surgical procedure, bite the tampon placed on the area for 30 minutes.

Do not smoke: In addition to other known harms, smoking causes the clot to deteriorate, negatively affecting wound healing and causing serious problems. Do not consume cigarettes or alcohol for the first 24 hours.

Bleeding: A gas pad is placed on the operation area and pressure is applied by biting for 30 minutes. There will be a little bleeding (in the form of leakage) for the first 48 hours after the surgery. This is normal. Hot environment, taking hot baths, hot foods and excessive exertion can increase bleeding. If the bleeding does not decrease within 2-3 hours, a sterile tampon moistened with tea is placed on the surgical area. The tannic acid in the tea helps stop bleeding. If bleeding continues, you should consult your doctor immediately.

Pain: You may have pain for the first 2 days. You should take the antibiotics, painkillers and antiseptic mouthwashes recommended by your doctor at the times and in the amounts recommended to you. Pain relief medication should be taken immediately before the drowsiness passes. Pain will be greatest the day after surgery. You should consult your doctor if your pain continues to increase after the 3rd day even though you use the drugs. Antibiotics should be used as described until they are gone. Pain may be felt in other teeth as well. This discomfort is a temporary condition caused by surgical procedure pain. A slight increase in body temperature may occur within 24-28 hours. If this does not go away, a doctor should be consulted. Aspirin should not be used as a pain reliever.

Swelling: Swelling (edema) may be seen in the operation area, cheek, lip and neck area within 3 days after the operation. After this period, the swelling should gradually decrease and disappear. Applying an ice pack to your face for 4-6 hours after surgery can prevent swelling to some extent. For this, place ice in a waterproof bag and wrap it in a towel for 20 minutes, then take a break for 20 minutes. Do not make any application on the second day after the operation. From the third day, you can apply a hot tampon (towel heated with steam). Swelling reaches its highest level in 36-48 hours and lasts for several days.

Restriction in Mouth Opening: Depending on the size of the edema (swelling), limitation in mouth opening may occur. This situation will disappear with the resolution of the edema in 7-10. Starting from the 2nd day, application of hot compresses together with on-off exercises will help recovery.

Bruises: As a result of the accumulation of blood in the subcutaneous tissues adjacent to the operation area, bruises may appear on your skin on your face. This event is not dangerous. It does not increase pain and is not a sign of infection. It will lighten and disappear in 7-10 days.

Nutrition: Nothing to eat or drink for the first 2 hours. For the first 2 days, puree, banana, seedless soup, etc. It should be fed with juicy, soft and warm foods such as Avoid hot, hard and granular foods, milk and dairy products for 24 hours. Milk and dairy foods create a medium for bacteria in the extraction socket and prepare the ground for infection. Since milk is rich in protein, it will turn into a microbial feast with the blood in the socket.

Oral Care: You can brush the parts other than surgery as usual. You should start brushing your teeth in the surgery area after 1 day. From the day after the surgery, after brushing your teeth, apply the mouthwash prescription given to you or rinse your mouth by dissolving half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. During brushing, the stitches may loosen and there may be minimal bleeding. If wire etc. If a device is inserted, it must be cleaned as described.

Stitches: Stitches should be removed 1 week after the surgery. You should make an appointment with your doctor for this.

Sinus Suggestions: If the sinus is entered during the procedure: No blowing the nose or using a wind instrument for 1 week. Excessive coughing and sneezing should be avoided as much as possible.

Other Suggestions: In case of excessive bleeding, excessive swelling, severe pain (not responding to painkillers) and fever, consult your doctor immediately. You can prevent bleeding by sleeping with your head slightly elevated for the first 2 days.