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Tooth extraction is done when teeth become too weak or rotten to be repaired, they are likely to be pulled out. This is usually done under local anesthesia at the clinic.
Some important guidelines to follow after tooth extraction include:
Rest and keep your head up to avoid bleeding
Avoid exercise for the day
Avoid hot food or drinks till the anesthetic wears off as you can burn your mouth due to loss of sensation caused by anesthesia.
When sleeping, ensure that your head is raised and place a towel on the pillow in case you begin to bleed
Avoid alcohol as it can cause bleeding
Avoid rinsing the extraction site as the socket needs time to heal
Continue to brush your teeth as usual, avoiding the extraction site
If bleeding occurs, do not rinse. Only apply pressure with a clean cotton material like a handkerchief for at least 15 minutes.
If bleeding or pain persists for more than a few days after, check-in with the dentist for a follow-up.
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