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After minor oral surgery

To expedite the healing process, we strongly recommend following the recommendations provided below. However, please note that it is entirely normal to experience some discomfort and swelling in the lower face after surgery.

Choose peace of mind by following our tips for a worry-free minor dental surgery experience.


Day of the surgery

Use compresses and keep them in your mouth for an hour or two while maintaining firm pressure. Replace the compresses every 20 to 30 minutes, as needed. Apply ice to the cheek at regular intervals (20 minutes of ice per hour). In case of bleeding, take a slightly moistened gauze or tea bag and bite down on it for about twenty minutes.

To avoid

  • Rinse your mouth or spit
  • Drink through a straw
  • Smoke
  • Consume hot foods or beverages: opt for cold and soft foods instead
  • Engage in strenuous activities

In case of pain

During the first 24 to 72 hours, take an acetaminophen-based medication (Tylenol, Atasol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), or the prescribed pain medication to relieve pain. Avoid aspirin.

Rinse your mouth three times a day with warm saltwater solution (2 ml or 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 250 ml or 1 cup of water) starting the day after the surgery until complete healing.

You may experience bruising on your skin, which will gradually fade away after five to seven days.

You may also have difficulty opening your mouth. The discomfort should subside within four to five days.

If the pain intensifies after three days, please do not hesitate to call us.

You will start feeling better after a few days and can resume your usual activities. If you experience severe pain, excessive bleeding, swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the prescribed medication, please contact us immediately at 450 582-0965.

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