Please note that these recommendations are provided for information purposes only and that the best recommendations are those of your dentist or specialist who performed the surgery.
The following is a list of the most common recommendations from practitioners:
- Take prescribed or recommended analgesics;
- Take the prescribed antibiotics;
- Use a prescribed antiseptic mouthwash according to its recommendations;
- Avoid drinking straw, spitting and smoking for the first 24 hours;
- Avoid blowing your nose immediately after grafting, and do it gently afterwards;
- Apply ice in periods of 10 to 15 minutes alternating with a rest period;
- Avoid brushing teeth near the wound for a few days;
- Avoid intense sporting activities as recommended;
- Avoid foods that are too acidic, very hot, salty or vinegar;
- In case of bleeding, apply a sterile compress to the wound or a moist tea bag and maintain pressure for 15 minutes. When lying down, keep your head elevated by adding an extra pillow;
- If they have been used, the stitches are fragile. Some are melting, some are not. It is necessary to be informed of the specific care according to each case. It should be noted that sutures often fall off by themselves. Do not pull on the wires, do not cut them;
- The recovery period following surgery varies from person to person depending on the complexity of the surgery and how the patient complies with post-operative advice;
- Allow about two days of rest following surgery. The swelling will usually peak during this period;
- The discomfort associated with surgery often occurs within the first five days.