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Post Dental Treatment Instructions


The following steps will help prevent bleeding and relieve soreness

REST –  Rest for a few hours following treatment and avoid strenuous exercise.

RINSING – Do not rinse for at least 24 hours. For several days following treatment rinse your mouth gently after meals and before bedtime using a mouthwash made by dissolving ½ teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Hold the solution in your mouth for several minutes, discard and repeat 2-3 times.

FOOD – Avoid hot fluids, alcohol, smoking and e-cigarettes for the next 12 hours and hard chewy foods whilst socket is healing. Choose cool drinks and soft or minced foods. Avoid sucking at or interfering with the wound.

BLEEDING – Should slight bleeding occur sit upright with head and shoulders raised. Apply pressure using a small damp pad, gauze or clean linen clamped firmly between the jaws for 15 minutes – repeat if necessary.

PAIN – Normal painkillers as necessary but if pain continues after 3 days please contact the surgery for advice.

If excessive bleeding, undue pain or other symptoms occur contact your Dental surgeon for advice without delay.

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