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Post Operative Care

Healing after surgery to the mouth, face or jaws occurs quickly and without complication in most cases.

Problems can arise due to the immediate functioning of the facial region: ie you need to eat, breathe and talk during the healing process.

Due to the fact that the mouth cannot be sterilized, there is always a risk of infection to oral wounds. This risk of infection is increased if you use fingers or any objects to "play" with the wound. Smoking can also increase the risk of infection.

Please do not chew a numb lip or tongue as an injury can result.

The most common problems are addressed here in these short videos.

After Surgery


Food and Diet


Numbness and Pain


Trapped Food


Antibiotics


Gauze

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