Post Operative Instructions

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POST OP INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOOTH EXTRACTION, IMPLANT SURGERY,

AND OR BONE GRAFTING.

 

                    DAY BEFORE SURGERY

 

1.      Take 600 mgs. (3 tabs) of Advil (Ibuprofen) 4 times a day.

2.      If you have a prescribed antibiotic, take as directed.

 

 DAY OF SURGERY:

 

1. After Procedure, ice outside face (15 min. on, 15 min. off) for the first 36 hours.

     Ice chips can be used for swelling inside the mouth, (no sucking of chips)

  2. Continue 600 mgs. (3 tabs) of Advil 4 times daily for 48 hours.  Can be continued for 5 days if tolerated.

  3. Apply moist gauze packs every hour until bleeding subsides.

  4. No smoking, spitting, or use of a straw for 1 week.

  5. No alcohol, carbonated beverages or use of mouthwash for 1 week.

 

There is no spitting for 10 days if grafting procedure has been performed.

 

 

DAYS FOLLOWING SURGERY:

                       

Use warm salt water: Starting 24 hours after surgery, rinse with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt per 8oz. water)

Rinse as often as possible for 2 weeks. If sutures have been placed, swab with toothettes after each meal.

 

Diet:

            No chips, pretzels, crackers or crusty breads for 10 days. No gum, caramels or sticky food if sutures 

            have been placed.                                                      

            Avoid acidic, spicy and salty foods for 2-3 days, as they might sting the surgical areas.

            Some soft food choices: mashed potatoes, pasta, refried beans, oatmeal, eggs, fruit or a protein shake.

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Remember: It is normal for saliva to be slightly streaked with blood for 1-2 days.   If

abnormal bleeding occurs, place a piece of moist gauze over extraction site for 1 hour and bite firmly.

 If bleeding persists: use a moist tea bag wrapped in gauze and bite firmly for 1 hour.

 If heavy bleeding occurs, call the office.

 

Swelling and Stiffness: is normal after extractions and should not cause alarm.  Heat packs may be used 36 hours

after surgery to reduce this effect. These symptoms usually peak on the third day and begin to disappear

on the fourth and fifth day.

 

Stitches: Small stitches may have been placed at the surgical site and will be removed in 1 or 2 weeks.

Please note: Some stitches may fall out early (2 to 7days).  Do not be concerned by this as plenty of stitches

have been placed.


     WE CAN BE REACHED AT (315)483-8913, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

 

Maple Ave Dental

20 Maple Ave.

Sodus, NY  14551

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