To avoid dislodging the blood clot, don't do vigorous rinsing after the procedure. After 24 hours, rinse your mouth gently with a salt solution, made with half a teaspoon of salt and 8 ounces warm water. Gentle brushing of the teeth is essential to prevent bleeding.
After extraction soft diet is advisable and avoid smoking, strenuous activity in the next 24-48 hours . When sleeping try to prop your head up with pillows to reduce chance of further bleeding.
How many days does it take for a tooth extraction to heal?
The soft tissue will usually heal in 3 -4 weeks but it is advisable to relax for at least 48-72 hours before returning to normal physical activity or any strenuous exercise. Avoid smoking as it can delay the healing process