Robin D. Lobato, D.D.S., P.C. 702-877-0500 office
For any procedure where dental anesthetic was used, please be careful not to bite your tongue, cheek or lip, or drink hot liquid while you are numb.
You can find our post operative general instructions for our procedures within this content, but if you have any questions please contact the office M-Th 7:30am -4:30pm PST or for after hours emergencies please call Dr. Lobato’s emergency number listed above.
Bleeding: You will be supplied with several sterile gauze squares. When applying, fold it over twice. Place the gauze over the extraction site and bite down firmly to apply pressure. This will help prevent unnecessary bleeding. You should change packs every 15 to 20 minutes until bleeding stops.
Eating**: For the first couple of days, eat soft foods and do not chew on the area of the extraction.
Rinsing and Brushing: Do not rinse for the first 48 hours. After 48 hours, you can begin to rinse gently with warm salt water. When brushing, stay away from the extraction area for the first 48 hours.
Ice Packs: Ice packs applied to the side of the face will help to reduce swelling. These should be applied for 15 minutes and off 10 minutes. NEVER apply heat.
Smoking: Smoking is the leading cause of dry sockets which are very painful and slow to heal. Therefore, smoking should be avoided for the first 48 hours.
**Note: NO Negative pressure This means DO NOT drink through a straw, no sucking on candy or excessive spitting.