BRUCE Y. CHA, D.M.D.
JIN JIANG, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Diplomates, American Board of Endodontics
- Expect soreness after the surgical procedures for next few days. Take medications for pain as directed.
- Place ice pack on the face over the surgical wound area for 5 minutes on and 5 minutes off throughout the rest of the day if possible.
- Blood tinged saliva is expected for next few hours. This mild oozing of blood will stop by the end of the first day of surgery.
- If antibiotic such as Amoxicillin is prescribed, it is to be taken until used up. If any problems arise, the medication is to be discontinued and this office called.
- Starting tomorrow, rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water after meals and at bedtime. (One teaspoon of salt to a glass of water)
- You may brush and floss your teeth normally excluding the treated area.
- Eat soft food.
- Do not pull back lip or cheek to look at the incision. Limit facial movements and smiling for next few days.
- Expect swelling and possibly facial discoloration for the next three or four days.
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