Dental: Post Operative Surgical Extraction Instructions

After having one or more teeth surgically extracted by your dentist, there are steps you can take to increase your comfort and decrease healing time.

  • Keep constant biting pressure on the extraction site. Take two gauze pads, fold them in half, roll them into thirds, and place them in extraction site.
  • No suction motion with the mouth: no drinking from a straw, no spitting.
  • Avoid eating sharp foods; no chips, etc., that may poke the extraction site.
  • If site continues to ooze, you can moisten a tea bag and bite on it. The tannin in the tea will help the clot form.

Please call our office if you have any questions, comments or concerns 760-741-6650

No Spitting after dental extractions


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