Tips for a quick healing process
The right measures after surgery will quickly restore your bright smile.
Please be sure to follow these tips for good wound healing after surgery. By doing so, you will increase the chances of a quick recovery!
- Please bite the gauze swab for one hour after the procedure. This stops the bleeding - and the wound will scab over. (Simply dispose of the swab afterwards).
- Take ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or novaminsulfon. This reduces the wound pain. (Please do not use painkillers containing acetylsalicylic acid such as ASA or aspirin. These cause blood thinning, which may lead to rebleeding).
- Hold cold washcloths, cold packs or similar on the outside of the cheek for the first three days. As a result, there is less swelling in the surgical area. Please avoid warm environments, especially sauna sessions or tanning salons.
- Allow yourself as much physical rest as possible for the first 3-7 days after the procedure. This reduces the risk of post-operative bleeding and the severity of post-operative swelling.
Coffee, alcohol and nicotine
- Also avoid coffee, alcohol and nicotine at least during this same period. Circulation-stimulating foods, such as coffee, can provoke rebleeding. When alcohol spreads in the mouth, the wound edges cannot heal well. Cigarette smoke also has a very negative effect on wound healing, which is why it is often greatly delayed in smokers.
Eating and drinking
- Please take only small bites under the effect of the anesthesia so that you do not choke. Chewing and swallowing are still disrupted by the anesthesia.
- Avoid the operated area as much as possible when eating, so that nothing gets into the wound. If the wound remains free of food debris, healing is usually undelayed.
- By the way: You are free to consume dairy products after the operation. Soft foods (e.g. applesauce, scrambled eggs, porridge, pancakes) and soups reduce the risk to the wound.
- Book a check-up appointment – either directly with us, or at your referring practice.