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After extraction, mild discomfort and some slight oozing of blood are normal immediately after surgery. Firm biting pressure on gauze for 10 minutes will normally stop any oozing. We ask our patients not to rinse for 24 hours after extraction. Rinsing will cause more bleeding. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or any prescribed analgesics can be used for pain relief. The use of ice for 24 hours after extraction will prevent most swelling from occurring.
Hygienist and Non-Surgical Periodontal Visits
We encourage our patients to begin normal brushing and flossing immediately after their visit with our Hygienists. On the rare occasion that the gums are sensitive or sore after the visit, the use of analgesics such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen is appropriate.
Placement of Atridox or Arestin
For our patients that had the antibiotic preparations of either Atridox or Arestin placed into periodontal pockets during their visit, we ask that those areas not be flossed for one week. There are no other restrictions or instructions necessary. Patients do not generally experience any discomfort in these areas.
Root Canal Therapy
Sensitivity to chewing pressure and mild post-operative discomfort are common after root canal therapy. The use of analgesics such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen usually works well to alleviate any of these symptoms. If any other symptoms arise, such as swelling, please contact one of the Doctors immediately.
Removable Dentures and Partials
It is not uncommon for there to be irritated or sore spots under newly placed removable Dentures or Partial Dentures. These areas can easily be adjusted during a short visit to the office. If these irritations occur, please call us for a visit.
If you have any questions regarding after care, please contact Elite Dental of Staten Island at 718 370 1200. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be delighted to assist you.