Published On: June 13, 2022Categories: Emergency Advice131 words0.7 min read

We advise to continue taking regular painkillers for several days after an extraction and it is not uncommon for the pain to be at its worst on days 3-4.

Some pink spit/oozing is normal after a tooth extraction. If the socket is bleeding freely, bite hard on gauze or a clean handkerchief for 20 minutes. If bleeding still doesn’t stop, please call your dentist.

We cannot provide antibiotics for pain after extractions unless infection is present. We also cannot prescribe antibiotics without assessing you over the telephone first.

If you smoke or rinse too soon after an extraction you increase the risk of complications such as a dry socket. This can be very painful and regular painkillers are unlikely to be effective. You should call the Surgery for further advice.

After tooth extractions Symonds Yat


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