Apico-Surgery Post-Op

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

treated area


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

at anytime.