Multiple Tooth Extractions

Extracting multiple teeth requires that the jawbone be shaped and removed to prepare for a denture. You may experience the following after a multiple tooth extraction procedure. Within two days, you will experience the maximum swelling both inside the mouth and possibly around the eye as well. The area around your eye may also become discolored, which may be alleviated by a warm compress. The muscles near the extraction site may become sore after surgery, causing a sore throat. This is normal as well as the corners of your mouth becoming dry and cracked from being stretched open during surgery. In most cases, you will have a follow up appointment with your dentist within 48 hours after surgery to discuss any post surgery symptoms that you are experiencing.

Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that requires some post-operative care to reduce the chance of infection or other complications.

- A gauze pad will be placed over the extraction site, which should not be removed for at least 30 minutes, and then discarded after that.

- Refrain from drinking from a straw or rinsing the mouth to ensure that you do not dislodge the blood clot that has formed.

- After the surgery you will need to rest. Limit your activities on the day of extractions. You can resume your regular activities the following day. Take the pain medication and antibiotic medication as prescribed.

- Diets: you will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Some recommended foods are:
Gelatin, pudding, yogurt, mashed potatoes, ice cream, thin soups...and other food you can eat without chewing.

- When drinking, make sure you do not use a straw. The sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process.

- No smoking 3 days after the extractions.

The following indications that you need to call us at (315) 298-3437 for a follow up evaluation:

A. Prolonged pain

B. High fever

C. Non-stop bleeding

D. Tremendous swelling

E. Irritation

F. Not properly healing

G. Any concerns you may have

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