Andrew S. Beyer, DMD | Extraction in Kansas City

 

Plaza Office: 816-753-1788
  315 Nichols Rd | Ste 201 | Kansas City, MO 64112

Red Bridge Road Office: 816-753-1788
400 E. Red Bridge Rd | Ste 200 | Kansas City, MO 64131

Extraction

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Extraction Instructions
Proper care of the mouth following most dental procedures can reduce complications and speed the healing of the surgical area.

Protection of the blood clot.. .Maintain gentle pressure by biting on the gauze that has been placed over the surgical area. Keep steady, firm pressure for 45 minutes. Repeat as often as needed. Be sure to moisten the gauze with a little water so that it will not stick to the clot.

Avoid.. .all excessive activity. Do not pick at the surgical area. Do not consume liquids through a straw. Avoid alcoholic beverages and refrain from smoking until healing is well established.

Do Not Rinse.., or use mouthwash for at least 24 hours. After 24 hours, rinsing with warm salt water (8 oz. of warm water with 1 teaspoon of salt) every 1-2 hours is recommended. The use of commercial mouthwashes during the healing period is not advised due to the alcohol content.

Discomfort... Following dental surgery, it is normal to experience some discomfort. If medication has been given or prescribed, take as instructed.

The toothbrush...may be carefully used in the areas of the mouth not involved by the surgical procedures. A clean mouth heals faster.

Eating.. .Adequate food and fluid intake following surgery is important. Start with softer foods and do not eat chips or other crunchy type foods for a couple of days following surgery.

Control swelling... Gently apply ice packs to the area for periods of 20 minutes on, 10 minutes off. This procedure should continue for the first 24 hours only.

Medications.... Make sure you take your prescribed medications as directed. (Women taking birth control medications should be aware that antibiotics can cause birth control medications to be ineffective possibly resulting in pregnancy. Alternate methods should be used while on the antibiotics).

Sutures.. .If they were used, do not fail to return for their removal.

Allergic reactions...If any generalized rash, itching, or other reactions occur, call our office immediately. If we are not available at the time, go to the nearest hospital

If you have further questions or concerns, please call the office and leave a message on answering machine. Dr. Beyer will be paged and return your call. 

 
 
 
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