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Advice after oral surgery


After teeth extractions or other surgery, a blood clot is formed, and should be maintained, for a postoperative healing without too much inconvenience.

Some recommendations for further peace of mind:

to do

  • Start painkillers immediately after your operation, do not wait until the pain sets in!
  • The application of ice packs from the same day, and at intervals of 15 minutes, decreases swelling and therefore the pain
  • Keep still and do not exercise or make a major effort on the same day, and if possible the following two days
  • If slight bleeding occurs, you can do a wound compression , biting firmly on a gauze pad for 15-20 minutes without rinsing
  • If the bleeding is heavy, please contact us
  • The next day you can already rinse your mouth gently, 3-4 times a day with warm salted water (one teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water), or products such as Hextril, especially after meals
  • Take liquid or semi liquid meals the first 2-3 days


  • Never rinse the wound during the first 24 hours
  • Avoid hot drinks and hot meals the first 24 hours
  • Leave the operated area quiet, do not suck or touch or eat on it
  • Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol (especially if you are taking antibiotics) the first 2-3 days