HERE ARE SOME POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW AFTER SURGERY:
Painkillers Soon after surgery, you are bound to experience pain for a few hours. The dentist will give you a prescription of painkillers that you can use to ease the discomfort
Numb Feeling The surrounding teeth, lower lip, and chin may develop a numb feeling due to the removal of your tooth. This is because of the nerves being adjacent to the roots in the tooth. Be patient and do not panic. The numbness will go away
Eating Eat well. On the first day after surgery, eat meals that are soft to chew. The following day can be different with you being able to resume your regular diet
Taste and Smell You may experience a foul smell and taste. It may be due to insufficient cleaning of the area where the tooth was extracted. Rinse and brush your teeth. You can also use mouth wash
Blood: Bleeding normally lasts up to three hours. Consequently, a gauze must be placed in the area of tooth extraction
Swollen Gum: Stiffness and swelling is normal. It may take up to 48 hours before it reduces. You can control the swelling by applying ice on the cheeks. Warmth applied to the area with a pad is useful after 48 hours
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