Surgery of the mouth, like surgery in other parts of the body, requires careful attention to post-operative care in order to minimize the normal after-effects.
If you have any questions or problems, call our office at 604 924-8088. There is always an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon on call if you have an emergency after hours.
Difficulty in opening and closing the mouth, bruising, and difficulty swallowing are conditions which sometimes occur. These are normal post-operative conditions and will resolve in time. Avoid smoking for 1 week to prevent complications in healing, such as dry sockets. The trend should be improvement beyond the third day. If after the third day, there is obvious worsening of the symptoms, please call the office.