You have undergone a minor surgery in your mouth, it is important to follow these guidelines to minimize the risk of complications and to ensure a faster recovery.
IN THE NEXT 24H TO 48H:
- DO NOT SMOKE
- DO NOT TOUCH THE WOUND
- DO NOT EXERCISE WITH TOO MUCH INTENSITY FOR ONE WEEK
In days following the dental surgery, some pain is to be expected. The pain’s intensity may vary depending on the person as well as the surgery that was performed. Your dentist prescribed and/or recommended some painkillers for you to minimize pain.
You may experience some swelling and bruising around the site of the surgery. Within the first 24 hours, place ice on the affected side of the face – ice should be applied for about 20 minutes each hour, this will help reduce the swelling. If you had a bone graft, it is normal to have swelling.
Perform your oral hygiene as usual (do not touch the wound). Your mouth must stay clean to help healing. You can remove plaque on the surrounding teeth with a cotton swab “Q-TIPS”. After 24 to 48 hours, it is recommended to rinse the mouth with warm water and salt.
Avoid eating foods that are too hard, too hot or too spicy. Proper nutrition will promote healing. Eat nutritious, but soft foods, and do not eat on the side of the surgery site.
Do not hesitate to contact us if complications arise: