This is very important because there are some things that you should avoid, yet most patients still do them.

Rule 1 – do not bite your lip, especially the one that is still under anesthesia. Often, despite our warnings, the patient “tries” and plays with the numb lip. Such a lip does not hurt, so the patient has no control over the bite and bites too hard, which causes strong pain after the anesthesia wears off.

Rule 2 – do not rinse the wound after tooth extraction with water, solutions, alcohol, etc. Bleeding is a normal occurrence and it is enough to just spit it out without additional rinsing. Normal eating and brushing teeth are usual.

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