You may have some degree of swelling after an extraction. In some cases it may take up to ten days for the
swelling to gradually reduce.
We strongly recommend that you avoid cigarettes and other tobacco products for at least 48 hours following an
extraction. Cigarette smoke can delay or prolong the healing of the extraction site. In some cases, this can
lead to severe pain one to four days after the extraction (Dry Socket). We are open every Saturday, you can
arrange emergency appointments by calling our front desk team.
You should expect to have some discomfort following an extraction. If you think you may require painkillers,
please discuss this with your dentist.
If you have had stitches (sutures) placed after an extraction, please do not touch or pull at them.
you will return one week after the extraction to have these stitches removed.
This type of anaesthetic used by your dentist can leave your lip and other soft tissues numb for up to four
hours. Please be extremely careful not to bite your lip or cheek during this time. (This is especially
for parents to take note of if their child has had a local anaesthetic.)
In addition, take care not to burn yourself with very hot drinks — you won’t realise what happened until the
anaesthetic effect has worn off.