1 - Swelling, minor pain and/or skin discoloration may be experienced
following the surgical procedure. This will be temporary.
2 - In order to keep the swelling to a minimum, use an ice pack for the
first few hours (on 10 minutes and off 5 minutes).
3 - The day after the surgery, use lukewarm water rinses for the
treated area following each meal. This should continue for the first
3 days following the surgical procedure.
4 - Eat only soft foods. Avoid hard and chewy foods.
5 - Get plenty of rest and insure normal intake of food, especially
liquids such as fruit juices, soup, and milk. Use a vitamin
supplement if desired. Try not to sleep on the operated area for
2 to 3 days.
6 - DO NOT raise your lips with your fingers to inspect the
7 - DO NOT brush teeth near the surgical site. Brush teeth in the
rest of your mouth
8 - There is often temporary loss of feeling in the operated area and
the tooth may feel loose.
9 - Take medications according to the instructions.
10 - Should any difficulties occur, do not hesitate to call our office