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Gum Surgery

Gum Surgery Post Operative Instructions

Follow those instructions to take care of your gums after gum surgery by Dr. Aryan, dentist San Diego.

  1. You may experience some pain, swelling and bleeding after the surgery.
  2. Take all the prescribed medications based on given instruction.
  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)

Should any difficulties occur after your gum surgery, do not hesitate to call your San Diego dentist now.  In case of an extreme urgency call 911.