Congratulations on taking a step towards improved oral health with dental surgery at Dentistry on Lawrence. To ensure your recovery is as seamless as possible, we’ve prepared comprehensive post-operative instructions.
Rest and Recovery: After surgery, rest is crucial. Avoid strenuous activities for the first few days, allowing your body to heal effectively.
Medications: Take prescribed medications as directed by our team. These medications will manage pain, inflammation, and prevent infection. Follow dosages carefully.
Bleeding: Some bleeding is normal immediately after surgery. Gently bite down on gauze pads placed over the surgical area to control bleeding. Change them as needed.
Swelling: Swelling is common. Apply an ice pack for the first 48 hours to minimize swelling. Keep your head elevated while sleeping.
Diet: Stick to soft foods and liquids for the initial days. Gradually reintroduce solid foods as your healing progresses.
Oral Hygiene: Maintain oral hygiene but avoid the surgical site. Gently rinse your mouth with warm saltwater as directed by our team.
Avoid Smoking and Alcohol: Both can impede healing. Refrain from smoking and alcohol consumption during your recovery period.
Follow-Up Appointments: Attend scheduled follow-up appointments. This allows us to monitor your progress and address any concerns.
Remember, each patient’s healing process is unique. If you experience severe pain, excessive bleeding, or any unexpected issues, don’t hesitate to contact our team immediately.
By following these post-operative instructions, you’re ensuring a smooth recovery and maximizing the benefits of your dental surgery. At Dentistry on Lawrence, your well-being is our priority. We’re here to support you on your journey to optimal oral health.