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Emergency & Post-Op Care :: Hudson Dental Associates

Emergency Care

Hudson Dental Associates understands that dental issues can arise at any moment and could require urgent professional attention. At Hudson Dental we are committed to offering emergency dental care to our patients.

Receiving Emergency Dental Care is as Easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Contact us immediately at (603) 889-8499
  2. Request an emergency dental appointment for that same day
  3. One of our skilled dentists will see you to alleviate your discomfort

Note: For after-hours assistance, please contact us at (603) 889-8499 and follow the instructions in the recording to be connected to our emergency answering service for further assistance.

Emergency Availability

At Hudson Dental Associates we are available 5 days a week with extended evening hours as well as early morning appointments. If you experience a dental emergency during normal business hours, call our office immediately at (603) 889-8499 and one of our dentists will see you and tend to your emergency.

At Hudson Dental Associates, Our Patients Come First!


Post-Operative Instructions
Following Oral Surgery (Tooth Extraction)

As with any surgical procedure, some discomfort, swelling or bleeding might occur. These instructions will help you the first few days. As always, the doctors are always available to your needs. So please do not hesitate to call if you are concerned about the post operative effects of your dental procedure.

CONTROL OF BLEEDING - Bleeding is best controlled by the use of pressure. Bite on a moist piece of gauze or a tea bag. Place directly over the surgical site for a few minutes. Avoid vigorous rinsing, spitting or sucking through a straw the day of surgery because it may result in additional bleeding. If stitches have been used, they will usually be removed in a week. Avoid physical exertion or exercise for at least 48 hours.

MEDICATIONS - It is very important to take all your medications as directed. ANTIBIOTICS need to be taken as prescribed by the dentist and be sure to finish the entire prescription to avoid complications from more resistant bacteria which may grow back faster and stronger.

ICE PACKS - Ice packs can be applied to the face over the surgical area to reduce swelling and bleeding. For best results, apply the ice pack 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. Never apply heat.

WHAT TO EAT - Choose soft non-spicy foods that are neither too hot nor too cold (in temperature) for a few days. Also, chew on the opposite side of the mouth for the first 24 hours after the procedure. Avoid alcoholic beverages and do not smoke since it will promote bleeding and interfere with healing. Resume a normal diet as soon as you feel comfortable doing so.

CLEANING - Do not brush near the surgical area or use a non-prescription rinse for 24 hours because it may disrupt the healing process. After 48 hours, rinse gently with warm water and table salt solution (one teaspoon of salt to 8 ounces of warm water), three to 4 times daily. Clean the rest of your mouth normally.

DISCOMFORT - Some discomfort may be expected after a surgical procedure. The amount of discomfort will depend on the extent and type of surgery performed. Use Ibuprofen (such as Advil), Naproxen (Aleve), or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) following package directions as needed. If the pain does not resolve please call the office. Moderate to severe discomfort may require a prescription medication. With narcotic medications please follow the doctor and pharmacy directions and please do not drive or use dangerous machinery.

SWELLING - if swelling interferes with swallowing and breathing or you are having other complications such as vision, vomiting, fainting, or have a temperature over 102 degrees, please call the office (603) 889-8499 for emergency information, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

On behalf of all of us at Hudson Dental Associates,
we wish you a healthy and speedy recovery.

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