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Established 1955

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

What should I do after the extractions?

Your dentist will teach you the important after-care instructions following a tooth extraction. Among these instructions will be:
  • Bite down gently on the cotton gauze pad placed over the wound to help stop the bleeding
  • Take painkillers and antibiotics
  • Rinse your mouth gently with warm saltwater several times a day to reduce swelling and relieve pain
  • Apply ice pack over the area
  • Change gauze pads regularly
  • Get adequate rest
  • Minimize exertion; this may cause bleeding
  • Avoid sucking actions, including drinking through a straw
  • Avoid smoking
  • Eat soft foods
  • Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Raise your head when lying down
  • Avoid touching or rubbing the area with your tongue
  • Brush teeth gently around the affected area

Patient Reviews

Of the people whose smiles I admire, I have asked 1 common question. "Who was your Orthodontist!" Overwhelmingly the answer has been Dr Lupini. That is inarguably the Greatest testimony for his work and the results that you also will receive!

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Mon-Fri offers alternating 7:30-4:30, or 12-6pm appointments.
Please call our office to verify daily hours. We can be a little flexible to meet your needs.


Established 1955

John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.