Following your dental procedure:
Focus on a soft food diet immediately following
your procedure. Thereafter, solid foods
can be reintroduced to your diet as you find it comfortable to do so. (Some
procedures may require you to stay on a soft diet for a specific length of
Do not drink through a straw for 72 hours after
Facial swelling can occur up to 72 hours after
your procedure and it will peak on the third day. Cold packs on the outside of
the face or ice chips dissolved in the mouth will help control any swelling.
After the first day, any swelling is best treated by the application of hot
compresses on the outside of the face.
A small amount of bleeding may occur for several
days after your procedure. You may use moist gauze (tap water is ok) to control
any small amounts of bleeding. Apply direct pressure to the area with moist
If you were given mouth rinse, use it as
directed. Rinsing twice a day (morning and night) after you brush your teeth.
The rinse may leave a slight stain on your teeth. This is temporary and can be
polished off at your next routine cleaning.
For detailed post-op instructions clink on the links below:
Gingival (Gum) Grafting.doc
Removal and Bone Regeneration.doc