Frequently Asked Questions

Q:   Why do I need socket preservation after extraction?
A:    It prevents bone loss, helps preserve natural jawbone foundation for future restoration like implant, bridge and denture.

Q:    Will it hurt when the dentist inserts the Alvelac™ into my extraction socket?
A:     No, not at all.

Q:    Can I have the Alvelac™ inserted a few months after tooth extraction or must it be done immediately?
A:     The purpose of Alvelac™ is to help preserve jawbone and is effective only if inserted immediately after tooth extraction.

Q:   What instructions do I need to pay attention to after the Alvelac™ is inserted?

  • For the first 24 hours, limit yourself to calm activities to keep your blood pressure lower so as not to increase the bleeding and to help in the healing process.
  • For the first 24-48 hours, you should maintain a diet of soft foods.  Hot spicy foods should also be avoided to prevent irritation and burns of the extraction site.
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products or drink alcohol for at least 72 hours after tooth extraction because it will interfere with healing and may promote bleeding.
  • No  vigorous rinsing and drinking of hot drinks for at least 2 days after extraction.
  • Not to chew on the affected area for at least 2 weeks
  • Keep wound clean by rinsing mouth gently especially after meals
  • Not to brush at or near extraction site for at least 4 days but instead to rinse with mouthwash twice or thrice a day for two weeks.