After Exposure of Impacted Teeth in Lawton, OK
After Exposure of an Impacted Tooth, it is important to avoid disturbing the area. If your doctor placed surgical packing materials around the area you should leave these alone. It is normal to have some bleeding. If your mouth is bleeding excessively and filling with blood you can bite on gauze pads and apply pressure with your bite for a half hour. If you continue to experience bleeding, contact our office.
It is also normal to experience swelling after exposure of an impacted tooth. Applying an ice pack externally to the affected area for the first 36 hours can help to reduce your swelling.
It is important that you drink plenty of fluids after your surgery. On the day of the surgery, you should try to only eat soft foods or liquids, and you should avoid hot liquids and food if possible. As your mouth heals you can return to a standard diet.
If you are experiencing small to moderate amounts of pain, you can take Tylenol or Ibuprofen according to instructions. If you are suffering from severe pain, your doctor may have prescribed pain relievers that you can take as prescribed.
Exercise and physical exertion should be kept to a minimum following surgery to allow for proper healing. Too much physical exertion can lead to bleeding, if this happens you should rest as soon as possible.
It is also important to keep your mouth clean to help the area heal properly. A warm salt water rinse will help keep your mouth clear and should be performed until you are completely healed.