After Exposure of an Impacted Tooth

Do not disturb the wound. If surgical packing was placed, leave it alone. The packing helps to keep the tooth exposed. If it gets dislodged or falls out, do not get alarmed but please contact our office for instructions.


Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding that rapidly fills your mouth with blood can frequently be controlled by biting with pressure on a gauze pad placed directly on the bleeding wound for 30 minutes. Si el sangrado persiste, please call for further instructions.


Swelling is a normal occurrence after surgery. To minimize swelling apply an ice bag or a plastic bag filled with ice cubes on your cheek near the area of surgery. Apply the ice as much as possible for the first 36 hours.


Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid hot liquids or hard foods. Only consume soft food and liquids on the day of surgery. Return to a normal diet as soon as possible unless otherwise directed.


You should begin taking pain medication as soon as you feel the local anesthetic wearing off. Para el dolor moderado, una o dos tabletas de Tylenol o Tylenol Extra de fuerza pueden tomarse cada 3-4 horas. Ibuprofeno (Advil o Motrin) puede tomarse en lugar de Tylenol. Ibuprofeno comprada sobre el contador viene en tabletas de 200 mg: 2-3 tabletas pueden tomarse cuatro veces al día, no debe exceder 3200mg diarios para un adulto. Consulte nuestra práctica para individuos menores de 18 años. No tome dos medicamentos al mismo tiempo.

Para el dolor severo, el medicamento debe tomarse como se indica. No tome ninguno de los anteriores medicamentos si usted es alérgico a ellos, o han sido instruidos por el médico no debe tomarlo. No conduzca un automóvil ni trabajar alrededor de maquinaria. Evite las bebidas alcohólicas. Dolor o molestias después de la cirugía deben bajar más y más cada día. Si el dolor persiste, puede requerir atención y usted debe llamar a la oficina.

Oral Hygiene

Oral cleanliness is essential to good healing. Clean your mouth thoroughly after each meal, beginning the day after surgery. Brush your teeth normally if possible. Rinse with warm salt water (1 teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) six times a day. Continue this procedure until healing is complete.

REMEMBER: A clean wound heals better and faster.


Keep physical activities to a minimum immediately following surgery. If you exercise, throbbing or bleeding may occur. If this occurs, you should discontinue exercising. Be aware that your normal nourishment intake is reduced. Ejercicio te puede debilitar. Si tiene luz cabezas, deje de hacer ejercicio.