San Antonio Dentist, Dentist in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio Oral Surgery Center

DON TEST, D.D.S.

6609 Blanco Rd. Suite 200

San Antonio, TX 78216

210-349-3161  

 

 

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

 

After the surgery you will need to rest. You need to be driven home by a friend or family member because of the anesthesia. You can expect for the extraction site to bleed for a little while after the surgery. Gauze will be applied at the completion of the surgery, and you will need to change it when it becomes soaked. A wet tea bag wrapped in a gauze sponge may be used if heavy bleeding occurs.  If bleeding continues for longer than 24 hours you should call your dentist.  Rest when you return home, but do not lie flat. This could prolong the bleeding. Prop your head up on a pillow when lying down. Your dentist will prescribe  pain medication, so if you become sore take as directed. You can also use an ice pack for the pain.  After 24 hours you may rinse gently with a warm water and salt solution. You will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Some recommended foods are:

  • Gelatin
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Ice Cream
  • Thin Soups
  • ...and other food you can eat without chewing.


When drinking, make sure you do not use a straw. The sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process. The same goes for smoking. If you have prolonged pain, bleeding, irritation, or don't feel that the extraction site is healing properly call your dentist for a follow up appointment.

 

Office phone number is 210-349-3161 and the 24 hour answering service number is 210-271-2058. 

 
 
We proudly offer dental implants at our convenient location in San Antonio, TX. Quality dental implant restorations provided by Dentist Donald Test and staff at our beautiful TX office.