Current Office Hours:

Mon, Wed, Thurs 7am-5pm

Tues 7am-7pm


Extraction Postoperative Instructions

  • Bite firmly on gauze for 30-45 minutes, remove it gently.
  • DO NOT SMOKE for at least 12 hours. Smoking interferes with healing and may cause dry a socket.
  • Some blood will ooze from the area of surgery and is normal.
  • Do not spit or suck fluids through a straw.
  • Keep your tongue and fingers away from the extraction site.
  • If bleeding begins again, place a small damp gauze pack or tea bag directly over the tooth socket and bite firmly for 30 minutes.
  • Some discomfort is normal after surgery.  It can be controlled but not eliminated by taking medication that may have been prescribed.
  • It is important to stay hydrated.
  • Soft food such as ice cream or yogurt may be the most comfortable for the first day.
  • Rinse gently with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon of salt in 8 oz. warm water) 3 times a day for 3 days.
  • Apply ice on cheek in the area of surgery for the first 12 hours helps control the swelling and may help the area to be more comfortable.  If you are using an ice pack, keep it on for 20 minutes then off for 20 minutes for the first hour.
  • After surgery, you may experience jaw muscle stiffness and limited opening of your mouth.  This is normal and will improve in 5-10 days.
  • Bone fragments are common. These fragments typically work themselves out; however, if it is causing you pain call.
Our Patients Say:

It is so nice to come into your office…I don’t feel like I am being taken advantage of financially like many other dental offices I have tried in Oshkosh. My options have always been explained to me upfront. I am always able to schedule my appointments around my schedule. Thank you. We believe you are doing an excellent job.

Jodie G., Oshkosh

I continue to come to Glacier Dental for my dental care. The care and consideration I receive from the Glacier staff could not be matched by any dental provider where I currently live.

Rick Mueller, Oshkosh
Justun Hart, Oshkosh

Glacier Dental was helpful and painless! Incredibly kind staff and comfortable treatment!

Maggie Humbert, Oshkosh

I can’t say enough good things about the staff and the quality of care I experienced at Glacier Dental. From assessment to planning to treatment, Glacier easily ranks an 11 on a scale from one to ten! Way to go Glacier! I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.

Truly a positive experience. I wish more establishments treated their customers like they do at Glacier. And I have to say the most gentle cleaning I’ve had.

Tyler Fitzsimmons, Appleton

Best dentist experience I’ve had. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I felt comfortable and informed the whole time. I’d recommend them to anyone.

Curtis Peck, Neenah

I moved to Princeton but I still come to Glacier Dental because the staff is very friendly. I had some concerns about a dental procedure done by somebody else and only Dr. Steckbauer took the time to call me and listen to my concerns and help put me at ease.

Elizabeth W.

I used to be one of the many who dreaded going to the dentist – now I actually look forward to my visits. Within minutes of walking through the door of Glacier Dental, you will be made to feel a part of the Glacier Dental family. They will do everything they can to provide you with the best care and comfort possible. I would highly recommend Glacier Dental to anyone looking for a incredibly positive dental experience.

Michelle L., Oshkosh

Great staff, great place. Had a wonderful appointment, Dr. Steckbauer was not only caring but also very willing to explain anything I had questions about. The assistant was also fantastic she put me at ease and is knowledgeable about the procedure.

Daniel W., Oshkosh

Polite, prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. I truly believe that I am receiving the best treatment possible by professionals that keep updated with the most appropriate current dental techniques.

Luther B., Oshkosh