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Empress Walk Dental
5095 Yonge St, Unit A1
North York, ON M2N 6Z4
(416) 250-8000

Post Tooth Extraction Instructions

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Recovering from a Tooth Extraction procedure

Caring for the wound

Avoid any disturbance to the wound; rinsing your mouth, spitting and/or sucking using a straw on surgery day. Also, please avoid any smoke for at least 2 consecutive days. All of the aforementioned activities cause complication with healing.

Dealing with pain

Some pain (high or low in intensity) is always expected after tooth extraction or surgery in the mouth. Take the medication that has been prescribed by the dentist. Extreme or amplified pain after day 3 from surgery is not usual or normal. Contact us if this happens, you will likely need examination.


Tooth extraction means that there will be some bleeding to be expected up to a day or so after the procedure. Usually a sterile, small gauze compress is put on the wound after the procedure. It is recommended to keep up pressure through biting for at least 20/30 minutes. If heavy bleeding, or prolonged oozing occurs:

  • Carefully wipe off any excessive blood Put on a clean, sterile gauze on the area that is bleeding and keep up a steady pressure after biting for 30 minutes.
  • If this does not help, repeat with fresh gauze soaked with a strong tea solution. Alternatively, you can bite on a moist teabag for another thirty minutes
  • Stay in an upright sitting position, use an ice pack and avoid spitting

Dealing with swelling: to reduce swelling, we recommend to apply ice pack to face 20 minutes on and off. This means apply ice pack for 20 minutes, remove and rest for 20 minutes and then reapply. Repeat through the day as required.

Soothe with Mouth Rinses: Use warm saline water (half teaspoon of salt in 250ml of water) after having meals. Within 24 hours after surgery, you should do this every 2 hours.

Bruising: Discoloration or bruising is a normal occurrence when healing and can stay for up to a few weeks.

What to eat and diet: Avoid soda, eat nutritious soft foods and have plenty of fluids.

Oral hygiene: You can resume brushing after a day (24 hrs) from surgery. The area will be sore so you cannot brush hard, and it's not necessary to. However it is recommended to keep things clean.

If anything feels abnormal; i.e. severe pain, heavy bleeding – please do contact us!

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Best dental visit ever! Dr Golabchifar was very attentive and caring , explained everything in a professional way. It was a fantastic appointment. I Will definitely refer others.

Brian R.

I have been coming here for all my dental needs for many years and can say that the staff and Dr. Golabchi Far are great. Dr. Golabchi far is always very accommodating and a great dentist, very professional and very fair on pricing.

Yining W.

Dr. Golabchi insisted on perfection and thanks to his dedication the end result is satisfactory. I am thankful the doctor showed attention and care to my needs and tried hard to accommodate my sensitivity to pain.

Al B.

The front desk staff and everyone are always very welcoming and friendly. They are also great with our daughter, who gets a doll toy when she leaves which makes it fun. We always leave with a smile!

Emad B.

Excellent in every way. Dr. Golabchifar is the best dentist I have ever met with professional excellence and skills. The staff is incredibly friendly and the clinic is so clean.

Adam R.

The office very inviting and has a calm, relaxing atmosphere. The staff were very sweet and professional as well! Best dental office and staff!

Ali T.

My experience with Empress Walk Dental was absolutely amazing.They were knowledgeable, professional who provided excellent dental services in a very comfortable and caring environment.

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Dr. Far is an excellent dentist if not the best in North York. Equipped with his latest , modern and up to date dental gadgets makes his work leveled to perfection.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Golabchi far and his staff! He is very knowledgable and experienced dentist and does an amazing job with all procedures

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Dr. Golabchifar is indeed a very experienced dentist. I highly recommend him and his team for any dental work specifically orthodontics.

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