Dental surgery planning: Here are some post-operatory recommendation


At the slightest complication or problem, please contact us immediately at our offices.


A simple negligence of your part may delay healing or recovery.


If there is pain, use the medication prescribed.

Day of surgery:

  1. Application of ice for 48 hours will prevent swelling.
  2. With a light pressure, bite down on gauze for one hour.
  3. Do not lay down or fall asleep without supporting your head with two or three pillows.
  4. The next two hours that follow surgery, you must abstain from eating, drinking or smoking.
  5. Avoid hot liquids (and spicy foods).
  6. Do not rinse your mouth or brush your teeth.
  7. To relieve oneself of chap lips use Vaseline.
  8. No overwork.

The following days:

  1. After each meal, brush delicately your teeth, also the spot that was operated on and the sutures.
  2. Add one to two teaspoons of salt in a glass of lukewarm water, use to rinse your mouth and bathe the operated region.
  3. Maintain a good alimentation. If unable to chew, drink lots of liquids.
  4. Applications of hot compresses will reduce swelling, from the third day.

According to the severity of your operation, you may normally manifest the new few symptoms like:

SWELLING: Will be more pronounced the second and third day following surgery. But will diminish gradually.

DISCOLORATION: Colored spots that may appear are normal.

BLEEDING: Very light – may last a few days.

DISCOMFORT: Difficulty to open your mouth for a few days.

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