Postoperative Instructions – Primary Tooth Extraction 

General Information

Tissue damage is an inevitable part of any tooth extraction procedure.

Alleviating Pain

Pain usually lasts for around 24-36 hours and subsides using pain reliever syrup, such as: Acamol, Nurofen, Advil, and other similar medications, which can be picked up without prescription at any pharmacy. It is important that you take these medications according to the indicated dosage and your doctor’s recommendations. Remember to never take any medication (such as antibiotics) without first consulting your doctor.

Limitations and Recovery

You may experience slightly limited function, such as difficulty chewing, etc. The recovery process varies from one child to the next due to variables such as overall health, inflammation, maintaining proper hygiene during the first few hours after the procedure and more.

What Should I Do?

During the first few hours after your tooth extraction, you may see some discharge as part of the wound’s healing process. It is important that you follow these rules:

  • Avoid eating, drinking, rinsing your mouth, and spitting for about two hours after the procedure.
  • Avoid eating and drinking hot foods and drinks for about 24 hours after the procedure. You may find eating soft, cold foods beneficial, for example: ice cream, dairy products, etc.
  • 24 hours after the procedure you may rinse your mouth and return to brushing your teeth regularly.

If you have any other questions, we will be more than happy to help – just ask your doctor, the clinic director or the clinic’s customer service manager.

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Wishing you a quick recovery!