POST OPERATORY INDICATIONS PERIODONTAL PROCEDURES
Once the procedure has been completed, put pressure on the gauce (placed by the specialist) for 20 minutes. Remove and DO NOT place anything else.
DO NOT SPIT OR DO MOUTH RINSES during the first 48 hours after the procedure, this to make sure a blood clot forms (and the bleeding stops).
Place ice in the treated area ONLY THE FIRST DAY icing it 5 minutes and resting 2 minute intervals while you are still numb. Do not place ice for more time since it can burn or irritate your skin. Keep placing ice until before going to sleep.
In case it was instructed, follow the specialists indications when brushing your teeth and mouth washes. If a mouthwash was prescribed by the specialist, you should tilt your head from one side to the other (do not do gargles or heavy spitting) to rinse.
Grilled chicken, fish or beef.
Water-based ice cream
FOOD NOT ALLOWED
Deep fried foods
Foods with seeds (strawberry, kiwi, tomato, chia, etc.)
No coffee or carbonated drinks (soda)
Take your food/beverages cold or room temperature, NOT HOT.
DO NOT drink beverages with a straw. Drink straight from the glass, cup or using a spoon. DO NOT smoke. DO NOT drink alcoholic beverages or spicy food. Follow the diet for a minimum of 7 days.
Avoid touching the surgical site with your tongue or fingers. Chew food on the opposite side of the procedure. In case the procedures have been on both sides, eat a soft diet.
DO NOT exercise or tire yourself. DO NOT bend over or heavy lifting until stitches have been removed.
Please take your medications how the specialist indicated, respecting times and doses.
In case of emergency, doubts, or comments, please contact us.