Restoring your mouth to complete, pain-free health is a team effort between yourself and Dr. Murphy.
While he provides exceptional care in the office, there are several steps you can take at home to ensure a full and speedy recovery:
- Reduce swelling with ice packs for 2-3 days. After 72 hours, switch to heat.
- Plan to eat soft foods high in protein to facilitate healing (eg. eggs, cottage cheese, mashed potatoes).
- Eat something soon after your procedure but avoid hard, sticky, or crunchy foods, especially foods that could become trapped where the procedure was performed.
- Do not bite into anything directly until your mouth has fully healed.
- Avoid tobacco for at least 48 hours and avoid all alcohol until you have finished using pain medication.
- Brush gently away from the treated area, but avoid electric toothbrushes or flossing the treated area until notified.
- Cleanse your mouth daily with the provided oral rinse or gel, avoid food or drink for 20 minutes after treatment.
- Abstain from vigorous exercise or weight lifting for two weeks to ensure your mouth fully heals.
- Women who are using antibiotics should consider alternative forms of birth control.
Dr. Murphy will help you develop a clear, customized post surgery plan so that you can guarantee healthy, pain-free gums and teeth for years to come.