After Surgical Dental Treatment
Do not rinse your mouth and do not spit
A blood clot is necessary for the wound to heal properly and for bleeding to stop. Do not rinse your mouth or spit for the first 2 hours after surgery. Bite down on the gauze placed on the surgical site for 30-45 minutes. There is no harm in swallowing your own blood, if you have swallowed a lot, you may notice darker stool, don't worry. If PRF was applied to the surgical site, you will not bite down on gauze and there will be no bleeding problem.
Do not smoke
Smoking not only has other known harms, but also negatively affects wound healing and can cause serious problems. Do not smoke for at least the first 2 days. If you smoke despite our advice, rinse your mouth and brush your teeth after smoking.
For the first 2 days, eat liquid, soft, and warm foods such as puree, yogurt, bananas, ice cream, seedless soup, etc. Do not eat hot things, especially for the first two days. Do not take a hot bath, go to the sauna, or the Turkish bath. Do not use your teeth close to the surgical site for chewing. Drink plenty of water. After eating, rinse your mouth with a glass of water to clean it. Avoid drinking alcoholic and carbonated drinks like cola. Stay away from very hot drinks for 4-5 days, as they can burn the surgical site and prolong the healing process. Pay attention to good nutrition.
Brush your teeth as usual outside of the surgical site and use dental floss. Start brushing the teeth near the surgical site one day after the operation. Apply the mouthwash prescription given to you after meals starting from the day after the surgery. Stitches: Stitches may have been placed during your surgery. Your stitches will be removed one week later. Clean the relevant areas with your tongue to prevent bacteria accumulation on these surfaces, which will have a positive effect on the healing process and reduce the risk of infection.
Do not use blood-thinning medications for the first 48 hours after surgery. There may be slight bleeding (oozing) for the first 48 hours after surgery, and this is normal. Using a high pillow will reduce the risk of bleeding. Do not bend your head too much forward in the first few days (for example, when tying your shoes). Taking a hot bath and exerting excessive effort can increase bleeding. If bleeding is excessive, apply pressure to the area with a sterile gauze tampon for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues, please contact our clinic. No bleeding problem is observed in PRF applications in our clinic.
You may experience pain for the first 2 days. Use your medication as recommended by your doctor. If your pain persists after the third day despite using medication, please call us.
Swelling may occur in the surgical site, cheek, lip, and neck area within the first 3 days after surgery. After this period, the swelling should gradually decrease and disappear. Applying an ice pack to your face for the first 6 hours after surgery can help prevent swelling. Place ice in a water-resistant bag and wrap it in a towel, then apply it for 15 minutes and take a 5-minute break. Do not apply anything on the second day after the operation. You can apply a warm compress starting from the third day.
Bruising can occur on the skin due to the accumulation of blood in the subcutaneous tissues adjacent to the surgical area. This condition is not dangerous, does not increase pain, and is not a sign of infection. It will gradually lighten and disappear within 7-10 days. If this does not occur, please contact us.
Limited Mouth Opening:
You may have difficulty opening your mouth on the 2nd and 3rd days after surgery. This condition is directly related to the size of the swelling that has formed. The limitation in mouth opening will disappear within 7-10 days. After the second day, placing a warm water bag on your face and performing opening-closing exercises will be effective in reducing swelling.