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Jeffrey Sachs, DMD | After Wisdom Tooth Removal in Hazlet

Jeffrey S. Sachs, D.M.D.

812 Poole Avenue, Suite E
Hazlet, NJ 07730

(732) 739-0900

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Monday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Wednesday: Closed          
Thursday:9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

After Wisdom Tooth Removal
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Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that requires some post-operative care to reduce the chance of infection or other complications. Immediately after surgery, a gauze pad will be placed over the extraction site, which should not be removed for at least 15-20 minutes.  Pressure stops the bleeding.  For the rest of today, no spitting, no rinsing, and no drinking through a straw.    You can drink, just do not use a straw.  Refrain from drinking from a straw or rinsing the mouth to ensure that you do not dislodge the blood clot that has formed.  If bleeding shoud occur at a later time, bite on some more gauze.  Remember, pressure stops the bleeding. Limit your activities that day if necessary. You can resume your regular activities the following day.  Take the pain medication as prescribed to reduce the amount of discomfort you feel after the local anesthetic wears off. As with any oral surgery, refrain from drinking through a straw as doing so creates suction and may disrupt the blood clot or sutures.