- DO NOT disturb surgery in any way for 48 hours.
- DO NOT brush area for 2 weeks.
- RESTRICT lip movement as much as possible.
Slight discomfort following surgery is to be expected. For first 4 days take 600 mg ibuprofen every 5 hours. If the medication you have seems inadequate, contact our office.
For first 12 hours, apply ice pack [cold compress] to affected side of face, alternating on 10 minutes, off 10 minutes. DO NOT APPLY HEAT.
Tissue in graft area may turn slightly grey. This will disappear without treatment.
Do not rinse mouth for 48 hours following surgery. After 48 hours, gently dab teeth in surgery area with chlorhexidine rinse. Avoid touching gum for 5 days.
Adequate nutrition is important for proper healing. Eat soft nutritious foods such as: eggs, chopped meats, custards, milk shakes, soups, and juices. Avoid HOT foods and HOT liquids.
Even with proper care, complications sometimes arise following oral surgery. In case of unusual disturbances, do not hesitate to contact our office.
Some sutures are dissolvable and will dissolve in 5 days, others to be removed in 2 weeks.
POST OP FOLLOW-UP
Post op follow-up in one week, followed by one week after.
~Dr. Scott Thordarson