Post-Operative instructions

After each oral surgery, some guidelines must be followed so for the healing to be rapid, without complications.

More specifically :

  • To reduce bleeding, keep the gauze placed in the surgical site bent for half an hour after surgery. If you notice blood at home, place a new gauze and leave it in your mouth biting for an hour. A small blood flow is normal up to two days after surgery.
  • On the day of the surgery, avoid rinsing. Use of mild antiseptic will start in 24 hours and will take place in the morning and evening for ten days.
  • A mild pain is expected in the first few days, but can be adequately treated with analgesics. Do not take aspirin because it prevents blood clotting.
  • To limit swelling, you can place ice outside the surgery site immediately after surgery every 2-3 minutes for 2 hours.
  • If you have been prescribed antibiotics, you should follow the dentist's instructions. Do not stop or prolong the use at will.
  • In the first days you can consume soft and cold food.
  • Sutures are removed in the clinic after a week.
  • Avoid smoking in the first two days because it prevents healing. Ideally you should not smoke until the sutures are removed.
  • Strenuous exercise should be avoided for the first 24 hours.
  • Do not brush the surgery site until the dentist has removed the protective patch and/ or sutures. For the rest of your mouth, you should normally follow daily oral hygiene (after the first 24 hours) to keep dental plaque under control and reduce the risk of infection. Use a soft or very soft toothbrush.

Get well soon!

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