Post Treatment Care
It is normal to experience pain, bleeding, swelling, and seeping after oral surgery. Avoid pulling on your lip or probing the area with your tongue or fingers to ensure proper healing. For relief, you can take ibuprofen or acetaminophen as directed. Swelling may become more noticeable after two to three days, but you can minimize it by applying a cold compress to the face near the implant site for up to 20 minutes on and at least 20 minutes off. Do not place ice directly on your skin.
Warm salt water rinses, brushing and flossing as instructed, and avoiding hot, spicy, carbonated, and alcoholic foods and drinks for the first 24 hours are recommended. Restrict activities on the surgery day and gradually resume regular activity the following day. Gently rinse with warm salt water three times a day after the first day, and stick to a soft diet. Follow all prescribed medications, including antibiotics, to prevent infection. Contact our office immediately if you notice excessive bleeding or discomfort after 48-72 hours.
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