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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Coronavirus and Lockdown:

DENTAL SERVICES REMAIN OPEN DURING NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

We are committed to  protecting our staff and patients, and have adapted our existing practices to make it as Covid secure as possible. There has been lots to do, from social distancing measures, to obtaining enhanced PPE, and adapting your patient journey experience.

We’ve now re-opened our practices, giving priority to patients with dental emergencies such as pain, and swelling first, and are now pleased to offer more routine treatments and services. 

We are screening all patients for symptoms of Covid-19 prior to their visit, and are delighted to introduce our online patient portal, so you can access the forms we would routinely update in the comfort of your own home. This helps us reduce the number of patients in the practice and your time during face to face appointments.

For advice and treatment outside of our normal working hours please phone The Lancashire Dental Helpline on 0300 1234 080.

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/

For public information please use the link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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