When the effect of local anaesthetic wears off, you can experience pain and discomfort. To relieve pain, take non-prescription painkillers available in pharmacies (paracetamol, ibuprofen). Do not use aspirin!
Surgical manipulations may cause swelling around the wound. Place a cold ice bag (wrapped into a towel) on the swollen area for thirty minutes.
Never place compresses (camomile, vodka, etc.) on the wound!
For a few days, it is recommended to refrain from physical activities and going to sauna.
Sometimes, the wound may start to bleed several hours after the removal of the tooth; taking aspirin could also cause bleeding. If that happens, roll a gauze tampon at home, place it on the wound and press your teeth together. If the bleeding lasts longer than a couple of hours, contact your dentist immediately or go to the emergency room.
It is recommended not to eat or drink for two hours after the surgery.
Do not flush your mouth intensely. You may flush your mouth starting from the next day, using mild brine, cool camomile infusion or a solution containing chlorhexidine.
Good oral hygiene is essential to reducing the risk of inflammation. Brush the wound area gently.
Do not consume alcoholic beverages (especially carbonated drinks).
Do not smoke for two hours after the tooth removal! It is recommended not to smoke at all or reduce smoking in the following days.
Your body temperature may rise on the day following the surgery.
If you have any problems, contact your dentist!