• Smoking, alcohol, straws, aggressive brushing and rinsing can interfere with healing. Limit these activities following your extraction and apply a gauze pad if bleeding occurs.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity.
  • Take pain relievers, following the instructed dosage, as needed.
  • Follow and take the full dosage of any antibiotics prescribed by our oral surgeons , Dr. Jiries Mogannam or Dr. Vicente Chavez.
  • Apply ice during the first 36 hours to reduce swelling.
  • Stick to soft food and keep hydrated. You can return to your normal diet and regular brushing and flossing when directed by our oral surgeons .

Your symptoms should be mild, but if they get worse or change, please reach out to Sonoma County Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center at 707-566-7300.