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Carefully follow post-op instructions to heal properly from your procedure.

Questions & Answers

Post-Op Instructions

What general oral care should be used following surgery?

Following oral surgery, it is important to carefully follow the instructions given to you by your [dr_type]. These steps will help you heal correctly and achieve an optimal final result. It is important to:

  • Not rinse or spit for 24 hours following surgery.
  • Avoid touching the surgical site with your fingers and tongue.
  • Use ice packs regularly to avoid pain and swelling.
  • Use a damp, heated cloth after 24 hours.
  • Take over-the-counter pain medication to avoid discomfort. If you experience a lot of pain, you may be prescribed something stronger.
  • Stay hydrated!
  • Only eat soft foods that are easy to chew and swallow.

What happens after surgery?

After surgery, you will return home to rest, heal and closely follow post-op instructions. It is important to schedule a follow-up visit with our dentists to make sure you have healed properly.

What if there is a problem post-surgery?

It is uncommon to experience any issues following oral surgery if you follow the post-op instructions. In the event that there is a problem, call our office immediately so we can get you in to see our dentists.

Post-Op Instructions


Our dentists and team will provide you with post-op instructions following your oral surgery procedure. These instructions are designed to help you heal and recover so that you can once again enjoy a healthy mouth and smile. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment at Dentistry and Braces Group, contact our team today.