Exposure Of An Impacted Tooth

With the following care instructions provided by our team at Eagle Oral Surgery and Implant Center, you should feel as comfortable as possible and heal successfully. If you are concerned after your impacted tooth exposure in Eagle, Idaho, please contact our office at (208) 995-2865 to speak to Dr. Jeremy Hixson or a member of his team.


There may be bleeding within the first 24 hours of exposure, which is normal. You should bite on gauze and keep your head elevated to reduce the bleeding. If bleeding continues, please call our office.


Swelling is normal after surgery. We recommend placing ice bags against the surgical site for the first 36 hours in 15-minute intervals to help reduce swelling.


Plenty of fluids, but avoid hot fluids. Room temperature or cold foods are best during the first day after surgery. You may return to your normal diet as soon as you feel comfortable to do so.

Pain Medication

You may feel enough discomfort to require pain medication. If you were prescribed medications, pleased take as directed. Authorize, over-the-counter medicines, such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen, will help alleviate your pain, which should subside more every day.

Oral Hygiene

Remember, a clean wound makes for faster healing. Clean your mouth thoroughly following every meal, and brush your teeth normally if possible. You may also rinse with warm salt water up to six times a day.

Physical Activity

If you are physically active or exercise after surgery, throbbing or bleeding may occur. We recommend keeping activities to a minimum until you are fully healed.