If you do rest, try to keep your head higher for the first night using an extra pillow if possible. It is also a good idea to use an old pillowcase, or put a towel on the pillow, in case you bleed a little.
If you do notice bleeding, do not rinse out, but apply pressure to the socket. Bite firmly on a folded piece of clean cotton material such as a handkerchief for at least 15 minutes. Make sure this is placed directly over the extraction site and that the pad is replaced if necessary.
If the bleeding has not stopped after an hour or two, contact your dentist.
It is important to keep to a healthy diet; and take a Vitamin C supplement, which will help your mouth to heal.
Your dentist will also want to discuss the options available to you for replacing your lost tooth.
If you experience any problems following an extraction please contact us at the practice on the following number during normal surgery hours:
If the surgery is closed you will need to contact the out of hour’s emergency service on the following number