Biopsy Post-Op Care

Expect a certain amount of bleeding after your biopsy procedure. You can control bleeding by using some rolled gauze and applying pressure by biting down for a 90-minute period. After that time, you may remove the gauze and may eat or drink.

If bleeding persists, place a moist teabag in the area of bleeding and bite firmly for one hour to aid in clotting the blood. Please note that herbal teas will not be effective. Repeat if necessary. If bleeding persists, contact our office.

After your procedure:

Biopsy materials are usually sent to a pathologist for review. The pathologist will send back a formal result, which we will review with you when you return for your follow-up visit. We will also examine the biopsy site at the time of your follow-up appointment. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Bone Grafting Post-Op Care

After your bone grafting procedure, you may find some small granules in your mouth during the first day. This is normal and will stop as you continue to heal.

After your procedure, please:

You may gently rinse your mouth the second day after your procedure but take care not to rinse vigorously. You may take mild pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, as needed to manage discomfort.

Please contact our office if you have problems such as excessive bleeding, pain or difficulty in opening your mouth.

Impacted Tooth Exposure Post-Op Care

After your impacted tooth exposure treatment, we recommend that you:

Contact our office if you experience severe bleeding or pain.

Implant Placement Post-Op Care

Please follow your post-op care instructions as closely as possible to help you recover quickly and avoid complications in your healing process following implant placement. We recommend that you:

If you have questions or concerns about your post-operative care, please contact our office to speak with a member of our team or schedule a follow-up appointment with our oral surgeon. 

Sinus Lift Post-Op Care

Sinus lifts are a type of bone grafting provided in the upper jaw. The bone that has been grafted in is most commonly a combination of freeze-dried bone, artificial synthetic bone and your own bone tissue. Because of this, you may have two post-surgical sites: the donor site and the recipient site.

After your sinus lift procedure:

Oral hygiene after your procedure:

Oral appliances after sinus lift surgery:

Contact our office immediately if you notice any of the following problems:

Tooth Extractions Post-Op Care

Your initial healing period after having a tooth or teeth extracted will be about one to two weeks. You will experience some swelling and discomfort for the first 48 hours.

We recommend that you:

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Post-Op Care

Following your wisdom teeth removal procedure, we recommend that you:

Please be aware that some bleeding is expected after your procedure and that you may see slight bleeding or redness in your saliva for up to 48 hours. This is normal and should stop, but if it continues or bleeding becomes heavy, please contact our office. Please also do not accept advice from friends. If you have questions or concerns, or are experiencing discomfort or pain, contact our office to speak with our oral surgeon or a member of our team.