After having teeth removed please let the area heal and try not to touch it or fiddle with it. 


Please do not rinse for 24 hours. On the next day, rinse with warm water and salt (1 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of water). 

Do this 2 to 3 times a day. 

This will help with healing. 

You only need to do this for a couple of days. 


If you feel any pain take regular painkillers (not aspirin). 

If you are still in a lot of pain after 24 hours of the treatment, please contact the dentist or doctor.  

Ask your carer to help you with this. 


After treatment you might have some bleeding, if so put a handkerchief or pack provided on the area and bite on it for 20 minutes. 

Repeat if necessary. 

If bleeding has not stopped then contact the dentist. 


Rest for the rest of the day and don't do too much heavy exercise. If you are worried about this then please ask your dentist for advice. 


Please avoid hot food and hot drinks.  

Cold food and drinks only. 

Avoid drinking alcohol. 

Avoid chewy and small foods like rice. 


If you are a smoker, avoid smoking for 24 hours after extraction treatment. 

Smoking can cause an infection. 

Emergency Dental Services – West Sussex

Worthing: 01903 230 364 

Chichester: 01243 793 697 

Crawley: 01293 518 541 

Haywards Heath: 01444 440 695 


Emergency Dental Services – Brighton

Brighton: 03000 242 548  



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