Note: If active bleeding continues, please call our office immediately at (303)232-5637.
If you are given a plastic syringe to use at home, you will begin to use it to irrigate the lower extraction sockets after each meal starting on the 4th day after the surgery. You should fill the syringe with warm water and then pull back your cheek and direct the tip of the syringe over the top of the socket(s) (do not place the tip directly inside of them). You should gently flush the socket, swish the water in your mouth, then slowly spit it out. Repeat gently until no food debris comes out.