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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