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Post Op Instructions & Care

  • Do not disturb the area of surgery. Avoid vigorous chewing, spitting, rinsing, brushing, using a straw, or smoking.
  • To stop the bleeding, bite firmly on gauze or tea bag for 15-30minutes. Replace the gauze or tea bag if bleeding persists.
  • Expect minor bleeding from the operative site, which may take place for several days especially when brushing in the area. You may resume brushing your teeth 24hrs after surgery.
  • Pain and swelling are a natural outcome of oral surgery, highest degree of discomfort will be the 3rd to the 5th day after surgery.
  • Do plan to take off work or school for at least 1 day.
  • Do rinse only with warm salt water the day after surgery. Avoid mouthwash such as Listerine or Scope for 1 week.

Dietary Instructions

  • Day 1 – clear liquids only. For example – BROTH, TEA, COFFEE, CARBONATED DRINKS, APPLE JUICE. Most solid food for the 1st day is Jello.
  • Day 2 – thicker liquids. For example – MILK SHAKES, CREAMED SOUPS, MILK, ICE CREAM.
  • Day 3 – soft foods. For example – MASHED POTATOES, SPAGHETTI, RICE, OATMEAL, EGGS, BREAD.
  • Day 4 - try to resume your regular diet.

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