What Is The Care Plan After My Procedure?
Once surgery for your tooth correction is complete and you are resting at home it is important to leave the area operated on alone. Make sure you take any medications prescribed by your dental surgery to help with pain, inflammation or to prevent infection. Also, try to drink some room temperature water to keep your fluids up.
When fluids can be easily tolerated you might be able to move onto soft foods. It is still important to be mindful of the affected area, ice packs on the side of the face the tooth correction surgery took place may help with pain and swelling. Do not put ice packs directly to the skin but wrap them in a cool dry cloth or towel. Extreme temperature differences can often make things worse.
It is normal to bleed after tooth correction surgery, however, do not rinse the blood or spit it out as this will result in further bleeding. Let the blood drip out of your mouth naturally to avoid aggravating the affected area further. Also make sure to keep your mouth clean to prevent infection. Bleeding can be unsightly for some but it’s your bodies natural response to healing and keeping your wound clean. If you feel you are experiencing an above normal amount of blood, please call so we can assist you further. You should not be experiencing any considerable amount of blood after a tooth correction surgery, you should expect it to be similar to a child losing a molar, the mouth and gums are one of the quickest healing parts of our body.