Health Tip: Tooth Extraction Aftercare
(HealthDay News) -- Tooth extractions can be painful, leaving patients sore and swollen for a few days post-surgery. Your dentist will likely provide instructions on aftercare, but the Oral Health Foundation offers general guidelines.
After the surgery, people should:
- Brush carefully.
- Avoid rinsing for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid alcohol and cigarettes.