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Maxillofacial Surgery Post-Treatment Information

Updated: Jan 11

We have created a to do list for you to do after interventional procedures (implantology, wisdom tooth extraction, etc.) in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. You can always apply when you think about it.

• After the operation, bite the tampon in your mouth for 30 minutes. If you still have bleeding at the end of this period, place a large cotton or gauze cloth of approximately the same size, after washing your hands thoroughly, place pressure on the same area and tighten your teeth.

• You may have slight bleeding in the form of leakage in the first 24 hours after the operation. For the first 48 hours, do not rinse your mouth as much as possible and do not spit.

Do not eat or drink hot things and do not take hot baths. Otherwise, you may cause bleeding. Keep your fingers and tongue away from this area as much as possible.

Aspirin, coumadin and derivative anticoagulants should be discontinued before the operation as they will increase bleeding. If you do not have bleeding on the first day after the operation, you can start using it again.

• Anesthesia will begin to lose its effect in approximately 2-3 hours. Since your lips and cheeks are numb during this time, you may burn or bite your lip, especially while eating or drinking something hot. For this reason, you can take soft foods only after the effect of local anesthesia is completely gone, provided that it is not hot.

• Especially in the first 24 hours, cold compresses will reduce the swelling of your face or cheek. For this, apply the ice you put in a plastic bag on this area on a towel. Continue this process all day for 10 minutes, taking a break for 10 minutes each time. Do not apply ice directly to your skin.

• You can start brushing your teeth the next day. Only brush the operation area more carefully and softly. In the first days, be careful not to apply too much pressure so that there are no problems with the stitches.

• Do not forget that this area will swell in the first 72 hours (3 days) after the operation, and bruises may occur on your skin.

Remember: "The best treatment experience depends on meeting your responsibilities, both from your doctor and you."

If you have any other questions, you can always reach us from our Live Support, WhatsApp, and e-mail. #OralHealthFirst



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