- Take all the medications as prescribed.
- To help relieve pain and swelling, apply ice or cold pack to the outside of your mouth for 20 minutes at a time. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your skin.
- After 48 hours, rinse your mouth gently with prescribed rinse or salt water three times a day to reduce swelling and relieve pain. Make your own salt water by mixing 1 tsp (5 g) of salt in a medium-sized glass 8 fl oz (240 mL). Do not rinse hard. This can loosen the blood clot increasing bleeding and delay healing.
- Relax for three days after surgery. Physical activity may increase bleeding.
- Eat soft foods, such as gelatin, pudding, or a thin soup. Gradually add solid foods to your diet as healing progresses.
- Do not lie flat. This may prolong bleeding. Prop up your head with pillows.
- Avoid rubbing the area with your tongue.
- Do not use sucking motions, such as when using a straw to drink.
- Avoid Spiting
- Continue to carefully brush your teeth and tongue.
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