DO NOT USE STRAWS OR RINSE FOR 24 HOURS. Discolored saliva may be apparent for 12-24 hours. If active bleeding occurs, bite on a gauze pad for 20 minutes. If bleeding persists, place another gauze over the area and bite for an additional 20 minutes. Do not disturb the clot.
Slight swelling may be expected to accompany the removal of teeth. If directed, apply ice to the area for 20 minutes of every hour for several hours for today only.
Resume normal brushing as soon as possible. After today, rinsing with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon salt to 3 oz. warm water) is optional, but aids healing.
Soft to normal diet as tolerated; encourage liquid intake.
If necessary, ibuprofen (Advil®) or acetaminophen (Tylenol®) may be taken.
If there is cause for concern, please call the office.