Hoo Swee Tiang – Instructions Following Tooth Removal
Congratulations on having undergone a successful surgery with Dr Hoo Swee Tiang! As you rest and recover, our main concern now is for the bleeding to stop as soon as possible. To facilitate this, we would appreciate that you abide by the following:
PLEASE BITE FIRMLY ON THE GAUZE FOR 1 HOUR
Please note that it is not the gauze that stops the bleeding but the pressure applied by the gauze on the surgery site. Simply holding the gauze in place is less effective than maintaining a firm biting pressure. You may remove the gauze after 1 hour. The surgical site should look very clean and dry at this time.
For 2 hours following the surgery, avoid doing 3 things:
- RINSING YOUR MOUTH
- DRINKING FLUIDS
Post surgery, we would like the blood to clot as quickly as possible. Some patients who do not like the taste of their saliva may do the above in an attempt to lessen the taste in their mouths. These activities all carry the risk of disturbing the blood clotting process and may result in prolonged, ‘difficult to control’ bleeding situations.
PLEASE TAKE THE MEDICATIONS AS PRESCRIBED
The medications prescribed include antibiotics, painkillers, an anti-swelling medication and an antiseptic mouthrinse.
AVOID PHYSICALLY STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES FOR THE NEXT 2 – 3 DAYS
Good rest is the best way to help your body recover faster.