Simple Surgery Post-Operative Instructions

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  • No straws, spitting, or smoking for 2 weeks
  • Do not brush treated area for 2 weeks. Rinse with warm salt water 2 x day
  • Avoid crunchy, hard, sticky food for 2 weeks
  • Rest for the first day after the surgery then resume normal physical routine
  • You may have stitches. The dental assistant will let you know if they are dissolvable or not
  • Do not pull or stretch treated area. This can damage the blood clot or stitches that are in place
  • Take over-the-counter Ibuprofen (Advil) or Tylenol for pain