Postoperative Instructions

Postoperative Instructions

  • After the operation, rest quietly at home. Avoid excessive exercise, stimulants, very hot food and drinks for the rest of the day to minise the risk of postoperative bleeding.
  • A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Bleeding is controlled by biting firmly on a piece of clean folded gauze for 30 minutes. After that, remove the gauze and you may eat or drink. If necessary, repeat with fresh pieces of gauze. Do not rinse your mouth vigorously, or change gauze too frequently as this prevents the blood from clotting. If there is excessive or persistent bleeding, do call the clinic during office hours, or our 24-hour emergency hotline number 65-6535 8833.
  • Should a rash or any other complication develop after taking the medicine prescribed to you, please call the clinic during office hours, or our 24-hour emergency hotline number 65-6535 8833.
  • Clean the site of the operation by rinsing the mouth gently with warm salt water (half a teaspoon of salt in a large glass of water), or using the antiseptic mouthwash provided to you, especially after meals and before going to bed.
  • You may experience some facial swelling or discomfort after the surgery. A small amount of blood may continue to ooze from the wound. This is only temporary and is likely to last only for the first 2 or 3 days after surgery.
  • You should try to limit your diet to soft foods for the first few days after surgery. Eat what you can tolerate and does not give you too much discomfort.
  • Please attend your next review appointment. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic should you require more gauze, medication, or have any questions about the course of recovery from your surgery.