The advice given here should be followed to allow for proper healing. Note that after surgery, it is natural to feel discomfort and swelling in the operated area.
Jour de la chirurgie
- Keep the gauze compresses in your mouth for about 30 minutes. Replace as needed.
- Place an ice pack on your cheek for 10 minutes at a time. (repeat every hour as needed).
- If there is bleeding, use gauze or a moistened tea bag and bite on it for about 30 minutes.
- Do not rinse your mouth or spit.
- Do not drink with a straw.
- Do not smoke.
- Do not consume hot food or beverages. The consumption of cold, soft foods are recommended.
- Do not engage in strenuous activity or exercise
- From 24 to 72 hours after your surgery, you can take an over the counter medication containing acetaminophen such as (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or the medication you have been prescribed to relieve pain. Note that the use of aspirin is not recommended.
- If bruises begin to appear on your skin, they will dissipate four to five days later.
- You may feel pain when opening your mouth. This will last for four or five days.
- If the pain increases instead of diminishing, do not hesitate to contact us.
The pain will disappear after a few days, and then you can resume a normal life. If you still experience pain, are bleeding significantly, have swelling for two or three days, or if your body reacts adversely to the medication, please contact us at 450-662-6060.