What to Do After Gum Surgery Aliso Viejo

By August 22, 2018Blog, Periodontics

Our gum surgery Aliso Viejo experts are professionals. They will be with you every step of the way from our consultation at the very beginning of the process through the surgical procedure itself. They even offer some helpful post-treatment tips which we’ve included here.

It’s important to us that every patient understands any procedure we undertake in detail before we start. We want everything to go smoothly and every dental surgery we perform to be a success.

That said, here’s a list of what to do after gum surgery Aliso Viejo.

 

Pain?

Gum Surgery Aliso ViejoAfter the operation is over and the freezing wears off, you might find yourself experiencing some pain. That’s to be expected and we will make sure to give you some prescription medication to cover that short period of time. Of course, you need to take the medication exactly as prescribed. Usually, we find our patients have the most discomfort for 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. That’s why we usually provide a prescription to cover a period of 3 to 5 days.

It’s crucial not to exceed the amount of medicine we prescribe. Remember, it’s important to abstain from drinking alcohol or smoking while you’re taking this medication. You should also avoid any physical strain. Actually, it’s a good idea to just rest for a few days after dental surgery in order to heal faster.

 

Bleeding?

We’ve also noticed that many of our patients bleed for up to two hours after one of our gum surgery Aliso Viejo procedures. However, the situation might not be as bad as it appears. You may look like you’re bleeding more than you actually are because saliva mixes with blood in your mouth.
Still, there’s a cutoff point. If the bleeding continues for more than four hours after surgery, we suggest you contact us.

Here’s another helpful tip. Following the procedure, our dental professionals will place a gauze pad over the surgical area and you should leave it in place for at least one hour after your operation. If you
can apply constant gentle pressure on the gauze pad at the same time, you’ll speed up the healing process.

Finally, it’s a good idea to relax and keep your head elevated for some time afterwards. You can rest assured the professionals we have on staff can answer any questions you might have about gum surgery Aliso Viejo.