Gum Surgery | Yreka, California | Family Smiles
1- You may experience some pain, swelling, and bleeding after the surgery.
2- Take all medication that was prescribed for you according to instructions.
3- Apply an ice bag on your face over the surgical site on the day of surgery for 10 minutes on and 5 minutes off.
4- Keep your next appointment on time for removal of sutures and follow up checks.
5- DO NOT raise your lips with your fingers to inspect the treated area.
6- DO NOT brush teeth near the surgical site. Brush teeth in the rest of your mouth.
7- There is often a temporary loss of feeling in the operated area and the tooth may feel loose.
8- Do not smoke, spit, or use a straw on the day of the surgery (avoid smoking for a few days after the surgery).
9- Should any difficulties occur, do not hesitate to call our office anytime. In case of serious emergencies call 911.
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