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Tooth Extraction Post-Op Instructions Torrance, CA

Tooth Extraction Post-Op Instructions

Doctor Instructions Torrance CA

Having a tooth pulled leaves an opening in your bone and a large hole in your gums. The initial goal after having an extraction is to stop the bleeding and get a blood clot to form, which will fill in the newly created space. But if a blood clot doesn’t form or it gets dislodged, you will develop what’s called a “dry socket”, which is extremely painful to deal with.

Caring for Your Extraction Site

Here are some tips to help you ensure that you get through your extraction with no bumps in the road.

How to Stop Bleeding
After your tooth is pulled, we’ll place some gauze in your mouth and have you change it out as it gets soaked. Before placing in a new gauze, wet it a little bit with some water.

No Smoking
Don’t smoke for a minimum of 24 hours after your extraction.

Don’t Spit
To clean your mouth out, don’t spit, instead, you should lean over a sink and let the saliva fall out of your mouth.

Drinking Beverages
Avoid carbonated drinks, hot beverages like coffee, and alcohol. Also, don’t drink through a straw.

Rinse Your Mouth
The day after your extraction you can start rinsing your mouth several times a day with a warm saltwater mixture. Swish the solution gently in your mouth and let it fall out of your mouth without spitting.

Tooth Extraction in Newport Beach

If you experience any trouble after having a tooth pulled in Torrance, CA then call Benjamin Yagoubian DDS, MD of Torrance Oral Surgery Center. We’ll get you taken care of right away and back on the road to recovery so that you don’t have to suffer through a dry socket.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 5PM


23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505


(310) 373-0667

Office Hours:

Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 5PM

Torrance Oral Surgery Center

Our Client Reviews

5.0/ 5.0

Based on 174 reviews

Paul M.

A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.

Mindy W.

This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

Jessica Z.

The staff here are super friendly and always show genuine concern. I got my wisdom teeth pulled about a year ago and Dr. Yagoubian and his staff made me feel less anxious about the procedure. When I was done, they were thorough with their instructions on how to take care of myself while my wounds healed. They even gave me an ice pack to wrap around my head for the swelling (super useful). Dr. Yagoubian even called to check in on me after the surgery. So when I needed more extractions done this year for orthodontic treatment, I made an appointment here and once again I was well taken care of. Every single person in this office was friendly. During the procedure, they made me feel less anxious even though I was super shaky about getting local anesthesia. They gave me detailed instructions on how to care for my wounds, always gave me an opportunity to ask questions. And once again, Dr. Yagoubian called after the procedure to make sure I was doing well. Now, anytime someone mentions they need their wisdom teeth removed, I tell them Dr. Yagoubian is the man!!

D. W.

What a nice and knowledgeable Doctor! Dr. Ben took the time to answer all our questions about the removal of all four wisdom teeth. He explained in detailed what was going to happen and the reason why he does the procedure. It’s obvious that he loves what he does. His staff is very welcoming and friendly. The nice lady in charge of the billing explained very clearly everything. Dr. Ben even called us the evening after the surgery to check if everything was ok. We highly recommend Dr. Yagoubian!

Chahab S.

Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

Dr.Lou T.

Very professional and always available. My patients have always had good experiences with the office.


Dr. Benjamin is awesome I highly recommend him to everyone he is highly efficient and fast he knows how to comply with patient needs and overall is an amazing guy ! Check him out he is awesome!!!

Raj G.

Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.