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What To Do After Surgery

What To Do After Surgery

 • Do not eat anything until the anesthesia wears off.

 • It is not recommended to consume hot foods for 2 days after the surgery. Eat soft and warm food. 

 • Hot showers and activities like sports are not recommended on the day of the surgery.

  • Keep applying the cold compress which has been given to you by your doctor for 6 hours. This procedure needs to be done right after the surgery, and only for the day of the surgery.

  • In the healing period after the surgery, patients should quit smoking tobacco based products like cigarettes for 1 week. Otherwise the healing process can get affected and may create anomalies in the surgery area. 

  • In the first day, a little blood may leak from surgery area. If the bleeding continues use the sanitized gauze which your doctor gave you and press it on the bleeding wound. If the bleeding still continues after 30 minutes call your doctor right away and explain your medical condition.

  • Do not spit saliva and do not mouthwash often. If needed, you can rinse your mouth very gently with a bit of water but be careful not to spit. Let the water flow out of your mouth slowly. 

  • Use thick pillows when you are sleeping for 2 nights after the surgical operation. Keeping your head at a higher position while sleeping will reduce the possiblity of bleeding while you are asleep.

  • The day after the surgery swelling or bruising may occur and the next day that may increase. This is a regular post operative condition.

  • If the mouthwash medicine suggested contains klorhexidin, use it the following day of the surgery. Use it twice a day after breakfast and before sleep. Keep in mind that you need to keep the mouthwash solution around the surgery area for a minute. After that do not eat or drink anything for an hour. Continue using mouthwash medicine untill your stitches get removed.

  • You can keep the implanted area clean by using an extra-soft toothbrush. Do not hesitate to brush other teeth properly. It is really important to keep your mouth fresh and clean to support the healing process.

  • Stitches on the surgery site will be removed in 7-10 days

  • Contact your doctor if unexpected conditions and symptoms occur.