Please refer to the general oral surgery instructions for general post-operative instructions that are applicable to all oral surgeries.
Do NOT blow your nose, smoke, suck on a straw, or build up pressure in your nose for 3 weeks.
DO open your mouth if you have to sneeze and let the pressure of the sneeze escape through your mouth for the next 3 weeks.
Please keep the surgical site clean. Avoid brushing the area for 3–4 days. Brush your other teeth as normal. After 3–4 days, you may begin brushing the site gently. After 2 weeks, you should resume normal brushing of the site to keep it as clean as possible.
Do not chew on the affected site for 2–3 weeks. Please adhere to a soft diet (eggs, pasta, mashed potatoes, meatloaf, fish, etc.).
Please take the prescribed antibiotics until finished. If you develop a reaction to them, please stop them and notify the office immediately. If prescribed a nasal decongestant, please use the medication as directed. If you feel like you need to clear your nose, it is okay to use a saline (salt water) nasal spray gently. Your surgeon will prescribe a pain medication regimen that is customized to the procedure that you had; please follow it accordingly.
We are here for you. If you have questions about your procedure, our center has 24-hour surgeon availability. If you would like to speak to your surgeon, please contact us at any time. During business hours, please call our office. After hours, please call our office, and our answering service will page a surgeon.