Care of mouth after an extraction is extremely important for fast healing and reducing the pain.
Type of food to eat: After the extraction avoid solid food and take only soft food for a few days. Avoid drinking alcohol, hot drinks, drinking from a straw, smoking, or flossing vigorously.
Bleeding and its care:
Little bleeding post extraction is
normal. To control it, you need to bite on a gauze placed by your dentist. If you're bleeding excessively, bite on regular tea bag as the tannic acid present in
tea bags help in controlling bleeding. Bite on a gauze or tea bag till the bleeding stops.
Swelling and its care: Wrap ice in a towel and keep it on the cheek near the extraction site. Continue it periodically till swelling reduces.
Rest well: Post extraction, you need to rest well and sleep with your head in an elevated position.
You need to brush your teeth gently and keep the extracted area clean. If you experience extreme bleeding, swelling, fever or pain, you should consult your dentist immediately.