If problems develop, notify our office at 613-224-4599.
Take pain medication as recommended and/or prescribed. Certain people may experience upset stomach from such medication and if this occurs take the medication after having something to eat or drink. Take medication as prescribed on the bottle.
When you get home take gauze out of mouth. Only use more if there is severe bleeding.
Blood mixed with saliva for the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery is normal. Should prolonged bleeding persist:
This is common following surgery and usually peaks 2-3 days after surgery, then gradually subsides. Apply ice pack to the outside of cheek adjacent to the area of surgery for 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off for remainder of the day while awake, and also the next day after surgery. Doing this will minimize the swelling. Swelling also causes stiffening of the facial muscles and exercising (opening and closing the mouth periodically during the day) will help loosen the muscles.
Please do not rinse for the remainder of the day of surgery. It is important to keep your mouth and teeth as clean as possible after surgery. Starting the next morning, rinse with warm water (1/4 tsp salt may be added to an 8 ounce glass) every 1 to 2 hours, to remove debris from the surgical site(s). Continue for 1 week following surgery. Resume brushing teeth and tongue the day after surgery. Brush after meals, before bed and when you awake in the morning.
Eat soft foods and no chewing while freezing is present. Avoid extreme HOT or COLD foods and beverages while freezing is present. Resume a regular diet once freezing has subsided. Examples of these include: instant breakfasts, eggs, soups, pasta, Jell-O, pudding, milk, puree foods, custards, yogurt, and milkshakes.
This depends on the difficulty and extent of the surgery as well as the medication given during and after the procedure. Generally, it is advised that you go home and relax the rest of the day of surgery and avoid any significant activity.
Stitches will dissolve on their own and can take up to 14 days.
Should be left in place following surgery for 1 full day, or as recommended by your dentist/denturist. After 1 day you may remove your denture to rinse, but replace them after rinsing. NOTE: you should make arrangements to see your dentist/denturist following the surgery.