Palm Family Dental
26635 Woodward Avenue, Suite 200
Huntington Woods, MI 48070

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Patient care after extractions

ICE IT -- Place an ice pack or cold towels on your face – 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off – for the first 6-8 hours.

DON’T TOUCH -- Keep tongue and fingers away from the extraction site.

BLEEDING – Saliva will be slightly streaked with blood for 1-2 days. If abnormal bleeding occurs, place moist gauze pad over extraction site and bite down for 30-40 minutes. Tea bags also help stop bleeding:  place teabag in hot water for one minute, then bite down on the teabag until the bleeding stops.

DIET – A liquid or soft diet is recommended for 24 hours. Drink lots of fluids.

SWELLING & STIFFNESS – Swelling and stiffness are normal after dental surgery. Apply ice packs or cold towels to reduce swelling.

RINSE MOUTH – Do not rinse mouth until the day after extraction. Rinse mouth with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon salt to a glass of warm water). Repeat several times daily. 

MEDICATION – After dental surgery, it is normal to experience discomfort. If medication is prescribed, take as directed.

NO SMOKING – Do not smoke. If you do smoke, don’t do it for 48 hours following surgery.

STRAWS – Do not use a straw for 48 hours following surgery.

VITAMIN C – It’s true, it promotes healing! Take plenty of Vitamin C before and after your surgery.

CONCERNS – Call our office 248-398-6046 if any undue symptoms develop and we will schedule an appointment for you.

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Hours & Appts.

Monday: 7:00-6:30pm
Tuesday: 7:00-6:30pm
Wednesday: 7:00-6:30pm
Thursday: 7:00-5:00pm
Friday: 7:00-1:00pm
Saturday: 7:00-12:00pm (every other Saturday)
Sunday: Closed

a $35 fee is incurred if a 48 hour notice is not given for appointment cancellations.

To schedule an appt.,
please call 248-398-6046

Palm Family Dental, 26635 Woodward Avenue, Suite 200, Huntington Woods, MI 48070
Contact us at 248-398-6046 | Email us at

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist.
Family Dentistry, Cleanings, Gum Therapy (Non-Surgical), Fillings (with porcelain or composite), Crowns and Bridges, Full Dentures and Partial Dentures, Root Canals, Extractions, Veneers, Braces, Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry (Bonding, Veneers, Tooth Whitening, White Fillings, Ceramic Crowns, Cosmetic Dentures). Located in Huntington Woods, Michigan the office serves patients throughout Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties including neighboring cities such as Royal Oak, Ferndale, Berkley, Birmingham, Clawson, Pleasant Ridge, Detroit, Troy, and Beverly Hills.

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