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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 - Friday 8AM - 5PM
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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.