Post-Operative Instructions Glen Waverley

At EK Dental Surgery, your comfort and health is our highest priority.

Our post-operative instructions are a helpful guide on measures to take after the dental procedure.

If you have any questions and concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us following your treatment.

After Tooth Extraction
  • Following a tooth extraction procedure, a blood clot will form in the socket of the extraction site. DO NOT disturb this by vigorous rinsing or poking the site using your tongue or finger as blood clotting is an important part of the natural healing process.
  • If the socket starts to bleed after leaving the dental office, place a clean tissue or clothe over the site and apply pressure by biting down. The bleeding usually stops in a few minutes. If the bleeding continues, call your Glen Waverley dentist for further advice.
  • Due to the application of local anaesthetic, your mouth will still be numb for several hours. Please be careful not to bite your cheek or tongue, as well as chew, pinch or scratch the numb area. It’s important to note that the extraction may cause residual numbness or tingling for around six weeks or longer.
  • If you smoke, you should stop following the surgery. The cigarette chemicals will reduce the success of the surgery and the natural healing process of the treated area. In addition, the suction can cause the clot to dislodge. Smokers are also at a higher risk of developing a painful “dry socket”, a complication of having a tooth extracted.
  • You may experience some discomfort right after the anaesthetic has worn off. Taking over-the-counter medications can help. However, avoid taking aspirin, as this may cause the socket to bleed.
  • After the surgery, eat soft foods for the first two days. After the first two days, you can return to your normal meals as soon as you are capable. Drink plenty of water and avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for 48 hours.
  • Avoid any strenuous activities and be sure to take a good rest for the remainder of the day. If you keep your blood pressure lower, this reduces bleeding and aids healing.

Post-Operative Instructions in Glen Waverley

If you experience uncontrollable pain, severe bleeding, marked fever, excessive warm swelling and reactions to medications, please call your dentist as soon as possible.

Following these post-operative instructions will greatly help your comfort and avoid serious complications following the procedure. If you fail to follow the instructions your dentist has provided to you, you may suffer from more discomfort and the success of the treatment may be affected.

Post-Operative Instructions in Glen Waverley

To request an appointment with us, call us on (03) 9887 8787 or make an appointment online.

We are located at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.

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Charmaine Oberoi
Charmaine Oberoi
Had a wisdom tooth extracted by Dr Lydia Tseng a month ago. Was extremely nervous but she was so very kind and gentle, I dare say I was pleasantly surprised with the entire procedure. All thanks to this super patient dentist. Thank you so much. I might actually be nearly happy about my next visit 🤞🏼😆
Sudan Chakravarthy
Sudan Chakravarthy
Doctor Lee is a honest professional who treats his patients with compassion and care.
joanne lin
joanne lin
Our family have already attended the EK dental surgery with Dr. Lydia for a couple of years. Dr. Lydia is our best choice after compared with other dentists, especially on children’s dental care. She is very patient and very professional on children’s noncooperation. She explained the treatment clearly and given us good advice. She is always gentle when checked teeth. She used a lot of strategies to help my son for relaxing and be comfortable while filling a tooth. My son was very resistant to see dentist because he had a bad experience in another clinics before, but Dr. Lydia was very patient and given my son a lot encouragement. I highly recommended Dr. Lydia
Vanessa Joy Grecia
Vanessa Joy Grecia
Great team. Highly recommended!
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Honey Glaze Rosalyn
Fantastic and caring dental team. Highly Recommended!
Dopegine H
Dopegine H
Highly recommend dentist in Glan Waverley. The whole team is great
John Lee
John Lee
Reasonable prices, great location and qulity dentist in Glen Waverley on Springvale Road. Highly recommeneded if you are in the area.

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