Post Operative Questions

Post Operative Instructions

I have just undergone Dental Surgery, what must I do following the Operation ?

Following an Extraction

  • Please use and complete the anti-biotics and painkillers prescribed to you.
  • Don’t spit blood out of the mouth, rather swallow the blood after an extraction.
  • Bite on gauze; it will help with the bleeding.
  • Do not rinse with oral rinse for the first 48 hours. After 48 hours rinse gently with Luke warm salt water or as the prescribe oral rinse two times a day.
  • Please use the ice – pack provided for surgical extractions.
  • If you had undergone a dentectomy and received dentures, please do not take them out until your follow up appointment the next day.
  • No drinking of alcohol or smoking for the first week after surgery.

Dental Fillings – Children

  • Please use and complete the anti-biotics and painkillers prescribed to you.
  • Do not eat or drink before the local anaesthetic has worn off.