A small amount of bleeding is to be expected following the operation. If bleeding occurs, place a gauze pad directly over the bleeding socket and apply biting pressure for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues, a moist tea bag can be used for 30 minutes. If bleeding occurs, avoid hot liquids, exercise, and elevate the head. If bleeding persists, call our office immediately. Do not remove immediate denture unless the bleeding is severe. Expect some oozing around the side of the denture.
The removal of many teeth at one time is quite different than the extraction of one or two teeth. Because the bone must be shaped and smoothed prior to the insertion of a denture, the following conditions may occur, all of which are considered normal:
The first night after your surgery it is important that you NOT remove the denture(s) for any reason. Should you do so the gums could swell and you may not get the denture back in for several days. Your dentist or denture therapist should see you within 24 to 48 hours after surgery to remove your denture, show you how to rinse your mouth, and check the initial fit of the teeth. 24 to 48 hours after surgery you can remove the denture(s) for cleaning your mouth, and a mouth rinse of lukewarm water with a teaspoon of salt in it is recommended. If you feel the teeth are loose when you replace them in your mouth, use a denture adhesive to help hold them in.
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