Post treatment care is essential for the health and longevity of your teeth and mouth after your oral surgery. Luckily, post treatment care is not complicated. It is normal to feel tenderness at the site of the surgery and in the jaw for a few days after your oral surgery. This discomfort is temporary and usually responds well to pain medications. Following our simple recommended guidelines post-treatment will ensure a smooth and successful recovery and reduce the tenderness as you heal.
After Oral Surgery Healing Guidelines
- Immediately following the procedure, avoid chewing and drinking hot liquids until the numbness wears off. This prevents damage to the treated tooth and the soft tissues of your mouth.
- Control discomfort by taking your prescribed pain medication. If antibiotics are prescribed, take as directed even after symptoms subside.
- Following certain procedures, a temporary filling may be placed between appointments to protect the tooth. Occasionally, a small piece will wear away or break off. However, if the entire filling falls out, please notify our office to schedule a replacement.
- Your surgery site my feel tender for some time after treatment. If you have moderate pain or pressure lasting more than a few days, contact us immediately.
Oral surgery is often only the first step to returning your mouth to full capacity. Follow-up procedures and exams are sometimes necessary to ensure life-long function. Schedule an appointment with us for your follow-up as soon as possible. After surgery, continue practicing proper oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing with regular dental visits. Call today if you have questions regarding your surgery, or post treatment care.