1. You should keep the piece of gauze that was placed at the surgical site for 30-45 minutes. If bleeding continues you should repeat with a piece of sterile gauze.
  2. Do not spit or rinse your mouth even if an unpleasant taste of blood persists.
  3. You should only take antibiotics if they are prescribed for you.
  4. You will need to take painkillers before the effect of the anesthesia wears out, according to the instructions given to you at the dental office.
  5. Do not smoke for the rest of the day.
  6. You should start oral hygiene (brushing & mouthwash rinse) the day after the procedure.
  7. On the same day, you should eat soft and cold food (yogurt, ice cream). On the following day you can eat soft foods (pasta, rice, soup), avoiding to chew on the side of the surgery.
  8. Swelling is normal for 48-72 hours following the surgery. To prevent it you should use an icepack, externally, on the site of the surgery for 6-8 hours.
  9. Avoid exercising and sun exposure for the rest of the day.
  10. Avoid heavy lifting.
  11. Sutures are removed at the dental office, 7-10 days after the procedure.
  12. Do not hesitate to contact us, for anything you consider necessary.