What To Expect
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Oral surgery involves not only the removal of teeth. There are incisions often accompanied with bone removal and placement of sutures. After having surgery, it is important to realize that a time of recovery is to be expected. The first day of surgery is usually the most uncomfortable. You may experience nausea, swelling, or stiffness. If multiple extractions were done, one side may be worse than the other.
The second day will most likely be for more comfortable and although still swollen, you can usually begin a more substantial diet.
From the third day on you should expect to see gradual, steady improvement for the remainder of your postoperative recovery. If you do not see steady improvement, call the office and report symptoms so you can be seen as soon as possible. Common sense will often dictate what you should do. However, when in doubt, follow these guidelines or call our office anytime for clarification.