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Post-op Instructions


1.  While you are numb have only soft foods and drinks that are warm or cold - nothing hot.
2.  Eat before taking the pain medication or antibiotic. Taking the medication on an empty stomach can cause upset.
3.  Do not smoke or use a straw for 24 hours after surgery.
4.  Replace gauze when saturated. Maintain biting pressure between gauze changes. Bleeding normally resolves within the first two hours.
5.  Remove gauze to eat or drink (no carbonated beverages) and replace if necessary.
6.  Delay brushing your teeth for at least 12 hours. Start saltwater rinses after 24 hours using a quarter teaspoon of salt in 6-8 ounces of warm water. Use 2-3 times daily for 3-4 days. USE ONLY A GENTLE RINSING ACTION.
7.  Do not drink alcoholic beverages while taking prescribed medications. This can be potentially hazardous to your health. Birth control pills may be ineffective while taking antibiotics. Do not operate machinery or drive a motor vehicle while taking prescribed pain medication.
8.  No carbonated beverages for 72 hours and avoid milk products if you are easily nauseated.


1.  Some bleeding and discomfort are to be expected, so relax quietly and avoid excessive talking or chewing for at least several hours after your surgical procedure.
2.  There will be some tightness of the jaws and facial muscles due to swelling. Most swelling peaks between 48-72 hours and then will slowly decrease.
3.  There may be continued numbness of the skin, lips, gums, teeth, tongue or jaws. This is usually temporary, but can last a variable amount of time.
4.  Cracked or tender lips may require the use of Vaseline or lip ointment for several days.
5.  A slightly elevated temperature can develop that will usually decrease within 48 hours.
6.  Most stitches will dissolve in 1 to 10 days.
7.  Ibuprofen can be used (instead of or in addition to prescribed pain pills) every 4 hours.
8.  On occasion dry sockets can occur, symptoms can occur 2-3 days following your surgery. Please contact our office immediately if symptoms occur.
9.  Due to diet restrictions following your surgery, please be aware when exercising you could experience lightheadedness or dizziness. Should this occur, stop exercising.

*Please be reminded each case varies so please consult our office immediately with any questions, concerns, or issues. Additionally, we will go over post-surgical instructions with you and your driver following surgery.*
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Each case varies so please consult our office immediately with any questions, concerns, or issues you may have following your surgery.
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