• It is important to control the bleeding and to gently compress the surgical site. Leave gauze in for
• Apply ice packs for 2-4 hours.
• Do not brush the surgical site. Apply the chlorhexidine solution to surgical area twice daily with cotton-
• Eat soft food and chew in the non-surgical areas.
• Swelling is to be expected. Some patients will bruise easily. Use ice packs as much as possible for the
first two days.
• Refrain from smoking while the surgical site is healing.