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Jeffrey R. Mack DMD PA | Post Extraction in Williamstown

Jeffrey R. Mack DMD PA

Family Dentistry


1085 North Black Horse Pike Suite 3
Williamstown, NJ 08094
(856) 728-3519


In House Discount Plan Available

Post Extraction

Following simple or surgical extractions, your comfort and quick healing are our prime goals.

After the procedure, relax for the rest of the day. Do not lie prone, but keep your head elevated. This will help control bleeding. Keep the gauze pack on the area, and change it every 20 minutes (with packs supplies by us) until the bleeding has stopped.

Do not rinse, spit, or drink through a straw for the rest of the day. You may gently rinse with warm salt water on the day after your procedure.

Ice packs will help keep swelling down for the first 6-8 hours. After that, you may stop using them. Some swelling may still occur. Do not panic...the body does this to help itself heal.

Eat soft foods that day, and avoiding anything with seeds.

DO NOT SMOKE after your surgery. If you must, you may resume on the following day. You might consider, however, that since you've not smoked for a day, why not make it two...then three...then forever.

Antibiotics, if prescribed should be taken as directed. Management of any discomfort will be discussed before you leave.

Most importantly, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call us!!!!

Williamstown Dentist | Post Extraction. Jeffrey Mack is a Williamstown Dentist.