- Continue taking your prescribed medication.
- Do not pull or lift your lips to look at the stitches. These will remain for approximately two weeks.
- Do not smoke, drink alcohol or perform strenuous exercise for the first 2 weeks after your surgery.
24 Hours After Surgery
- Do not rinse your mouth until tomorrow. This will ensure that the blood will clot and you will not continue to bleed.
- Expect slight oozing of blood to occur for the next two days.
- If needed, continue to use the provided gauze packs to stop the bleeding.
2-14 days After Surgery
- Rinse your mouth twice daily with Savacol (chlorhexidine) mouthwash.
- Rinse with warm saline to increase mouth comfort. Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in half a glass of warm water and gently rinse. Continue for as long as required.
- Take care when brushing your teeth so as to not bump or scratch the surgery site.
- Continue to use interdental brushes, flosses, and tapes dipped in Savacol before retiring.
- Unless directed, do not use a manual or electric toothbrush in the surgery area, or brush the exposed healing cap.
2 Weeks After Surgery
- Stop using the Savacol (chlorhexidine) mouthwash.