Following a dental extraction some bleeding is to be expected. If persistent bleeding occurs, place gauze over tooth extraction area and bite firmly for 30 minutes. Repeat if necessary.
For mild pain use Advil, Motrin or any aspirin type pain reliever you like. For children use Tylenol only. Keep your diet light during the first 24 hours; avoid smoking or using a straw.
Do not rinse your mouth today. Tomorrow, rinse gently every 3 to 4 hours using 1/4 teaspoon salt to a glass of very warm water. This may be continued for several days. To avoid swelling, an ice bag may be applied to the oral surgery area for 30 minutes in on/off intervals the first 4 to 5 hours.
If you experience any severe discomfort, or any symptom that seems abnormal, please call the Apple Valley dentists at our Dakota Dental Clinic at 952-431-5774 immediately.