Mangat Dental Center in San Jose
Post-Op: Gum Surgery
- You may experience some pain, swelling, and bleeding after the surgery.
- Take all prescribed medication as per instructions.
- Apply an ice bag on your face over the surgical site on the day of surgery for 10 minutes on and 5 minutes off.
- Keep your next appointment on time for removal of sutures and follow up checks.
- DO NOT raise your lips with your fingers to inspect the treated area.
- DO NOT brush teeth near the surgical site. DO brush teeth in the rest of your mouth.
- There is often a temporary loss of feeling in the operated area and the tooth may feel loose.
- Do not smoke, spit, or use a straw on the day of the surgery (avoid smoking for a few days after the surgery as smoking will hinder the healing process).
- Should any difficulties occur, do not hesitate to call our office anytime. Feel free to call in with any additional questions or concerns. In case of serious emergencies, call 911.
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