Post-Op Surgical Instructions


Please follow these instructions for your post operative care:

  • Do NOT smoke.
  • It is okay to begin gently brushing the teeth on the day of surgery using a soft toothbrush.
  • Mild oozing of blood is normal for 24-48 hrs.
  • Call the office if you have persistent heavy bleeding that does not stop with direct pressure on the site.
  • If you were given a prescription mouthwash use as directed on the bottle.
  • Keep a soft diet for a couple of days and chew on the opposite side.
  • The sutures will dissolve on their own in 7-10 days or will be removed at your follow-up appointment.

More questions?

Please review the attached PDF of our complete post-surgical instructions or call our office if you have further questions regarding your surgery.