Once the tooth extraction has been performed, the goal of dentist in Wilshire is to offer highest degree of surgical care and speedy recovery. If any unusual problem or discomfort arises, you need to see the dentist immediately.
People taking any type of medicines should avoid operating any machinery or driving vehicle.
If the dentist in CA 90025 has prescribed you antibiotics like Penicillin, Clindamycin, or Keflex, take them as scheduled after each meal or before bedtime.
If you notice an allergic reaction such as hives, rash, or itching, stop the medication and consult a physician.
Having pain after surgery is common and it may last up to 2 weeks post extraction. You can take Advil or Motrin for pain relief. For severe pain, narcotic pain medicine such as Tylenol #3 or Vicoprofen can be prescribed by the dentist.
The medication for swelling can cause face to appear red. This is a side effect and you must stop taking the medicine till the symptom disappears. It may also cause hiccups.
Avoid rinsing or spitting for the first 24 hours after surgery. You can begin rinsing with warm salt water. You may be given a special mouthwash by dentist post surgery and it should be used twice after 24 hours of extraction.
You can continue with other medications that you had been taking before surgery along with the prescribed antibiotics.
If IV sedation was offered to you, it can cause numbness, redness, pain, swelling, and bruising in your arm. Placing a warm compress can help.
You may need to schedule a dental visit few days after or a week after the tooth extraction surgery.