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Decay Prevention

1. Brush teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.

You should try to brush every surface of every tooth. Brushing should take about 2 minutes and should be done using a soft toothbrush. The bristles should not be bent over in any way- if they are it is time for a new brush! Spit out any excess toothpaste after brushing but do not rinse.

Home treatment following dental extractions

  1. If bleeding occurs bite firmly on gauze or a clean tissue, for a minimum of 10 mins.
  2. Do not rinse your mouth today.
  3. Avoid alcohol.
  4. Avoid hot foods and liquids.
  5. For pain take Paracetamol or Nurofen as directed.
  6. From tomorrow rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water 4 times a day for 4 days.
  7. If pain persists or worsens after day 4 please contact the surgery.
  8. Please phone the surgery if any problems arise.

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