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DO NOT rinse or swish vigorously for 24 hours after an extraction. AVOID the use of straws. AVOID hot liquids, and if you are a smoker, use caution to avoid hot smoke around the extraction site.
Please try to avoid excessive exercise for 24 hours after the extraction. After that time, you may resume normal activity.
You have been given some gauze to take home with you. Some bleeding may occur and is not a cause for alarm. If heavy or unusual bleeding occurs, place a damp gauze pad or wet tea bag over the extraction site and bite down (don't clench) with pressure for 5 minutes. If heavy bleeding persists, contact the office at (207) 774-1471.
DO NOT chew or bite food on the extraction site.
DO NOT brush teeth or floss teeth in the extraction area. Warm water rinses may be used after the 24 hour period.
Please take your pain medication as instructed.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact our office at (207) 774-1471. Dr. Theriault can be reached after hours at (207) 799-2454.
595 Brighton Ave
Portland ME 04102
Coastal Maine Periodontics, Donald L. Theriault, D.M.D., • 595
Brighton Avenue, Portland, Maine 04102, • 207-774-1471