If you have had a tooth extraction please follow the below advice to help to socket heal quickly and to reduce the chance of any post extraction infections.
Do not eat until anesthetic has worn off
Avoid very hot drinks or food for the remainder of the day
Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
Avoid smoking for 24 hours
Do not rinse your mouth at all for the first 24 hours, as this may disturb the blood clot in the socket.
Do not prod or poke the blood clot with your finger or tongue as this may disturb the clot and cause bleeding
If the socket does bleed, sit upright in a chair and use one of the packs provide or a clean cloth or handkerchief (do not use paper) and bite firmly or squeeze firmly down on the socket. Continue this pressure for 15 minutes
After 24 hours rinse the socket with warm salty water 2-3 times a day until the socket has healed. This will prevent food debris from trapping in the socket and help aid healing