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Baby Dental – Aftercare for Tooth Extraction

Saturday, Oct. 24th 2020 8:46 AM

After having a tooth extraction, it is important to follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions regarding how to take care of the extraction site, as this will lead to a better outcome for your and your oral health.

If you any questions that the instructions do not cover, you should ask your dentist. The specific after care instructions may vary among dentists, but they are likely to include the following:

* Do not spit or use a straw for at least 24 hours following a tooth extraction.

* Avoid chewing on the side of the mouth where the extraction took place to minimize the chance of dislodging the blood clot.

* If you are a smoker, do not smoke for at least 24 hours, ideally 48 hours, after an extraction.

* Choose soft foods rather than hard or crunchy foods, as this can reduce the risk of damaging the socket and getting food stuck in it.
Refrain from drinking carbonated or hot drinks, as both of these could cause displacement of the blood clot from the socket

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