Patients rely on our Bryan dentist office for high quality dentistry in a comfortable atmosphere. We believe in empowering our patients with positive information about their oral health. That’s why Dr. Johnson and his team take the time to answer your questions and explain what you can expect during an upcoming procedure. We’ve also included some information here to help you remember how to best care for your mouth after oral surgery.
If you have any questions or concerns, give us a call at 979-279-8839.
At Johnson Dentistry, we believe in keeping you informed during each step of your treatment. We are especially concerned about ensuring that you heal properly following your treatment. We have provided some of our instructions for you on this page. You may receive additional information and instructions from our dentist when you visit our practice. For more information on our post-operative instructions and to make your appointment with Dr. Johnson, please call us at 979-279-8839.
After Wisdom Teeth Removal
When you have completed a wisdom tooth extraction, there are several things you must do post-operation to reduce the chance of infection or other complications.
- Immediately following your surgery, a gauze pad will be placed over the extraction site.
- Do NOT remove this pad for at least 45 minutes. When you do remove it, immediately discard it.
- Do NOT drink from a straw or rinse your mouth. This may dislodge the blood clot that has formed and disrupt the stitches in the wound.
- Limit your activities. You may resume regular activities the following day.
- Use medications to manage your pain as prescribed.
After Treatment For an Impacted Tooth
Your teeth can become impacted when there is not enough space for growth in the dental arch. After your impacted tooth is removed, you may experience mild discomfort and swelling. We recommend using a cold compress or ice pack to alleviate the swelling. Your doctor may also prescribe pain medication to relieve the discomfort. Please use this medication as directed. Avoid the extraction area and modify your diet for a few days to allow the healing process to progress.
If you have any questions about your post-operative care and instructions, please call our office at 979-279-8839.