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After tooth extraction

Do not rinse your mouth out with any mouthwash or any other liquids for 24 hours after the extraction as this will disturb the blood clot and delay healing. If bleeding occurs bite on soft gauze or clean towel for 15-20 minutess until it stops.

Do take painkillers advised by your dentist when required (do not take aspirin as this thins the blood which may encourage bleeding)

Do not smoke or take excessive exercise

Follow a soft diet

The day after extraction rinse with a warm salty mouthwash or antiseptic mouthwash. You may experience pain and swelling after your extraction but if the symptoms persist or the bleeding persists please contact your surgery immediately.

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Information for Patients

Covid-19 and Dental Services

We are committed to protecting our staff and patients, and continue to maintain our high standards of Infection Control within the practice.

If you have any symptoms of a respiratory infection or feel unwell for any reason, please do inform a member of our team and we can manage your appointment accordingly.

Facemasks are no longer mandatory in communal areas, such as waiting rooms and receptions, but you can opt to wear one if you choose to.

For advice and treatment outside of our normal working hours please phone The Lancashire Dental Helpline on 0300 1234 010.

We have provided some emergency care advice for our patients to help: https://idealdentalcare.co.uk/home/during-covid-19-period-dental-emergency-advice-for-patients/

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