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WHAT SHOULD BE KNOWN AND DONE AFTER A GINGIVAL GRAFT

Bleeding of the wound is possible shortly after the surgery. Saliva may turn pinkish. The bleeding most commonly stops within a few hours.

If bleeding persists:

  1. Roll a gauze into a ball,
  2. Place on the wound,
  3. Bite and hold for 30 minutes,
  4. Apply a cold compress from the outside.

Facial oedema may develop on the second or third day after surgery.

If, several days after surgery, the overall health status deteriorates:

General fatigue occurs,

  • Body temperature is rising,
  • Severe oedema develops in the area of the surgery,
  • Pain occurs, when swallowing saliva,
  • Opening your mouth is difficult,

immediately call the reception of our clinic +371 67 339 300, and your visit will be scheduled in the shortest notice possible.

During the first days

PHYSICAL LOAD
Physical work is not recommended, it is advisable to mostly stay in a sitting position. When lying down, keep the head as high as possible, for instance, use two pillows.

MEDICATIONS
All medications prescribed by the physician should be used from the first day of surgery.

OEDEMA
To reduce swelling, put a bag with ice folded in a towel on the cheek and hold for 20 minutes. Repeat this procedure every 20 minutes, several times.

ANTIBIOTICS
Use the prescribed dose exactly as indicated in the prescription.

PAINKILLERS AND ANTI INFLAMMATORY DRUGS
Any painkiller prescribed by your doctor can be used to relieve pain. Take the medication 2 – 3 times a day for 2 – 5 days. All other prescribed drugs should be taken as usual.

DIET.
On the first day after surgery, do not rinse your mouth and eat hot food or consume hot drinks. It is recommended to have a warm, soft consistency meal, chewing on the opposite side of where the surgery was performed.

During the First Week

ORAL HYGENE.
The next day after the surgery, start brushing your teeth 2 times a day with toothpaste, then rinse your mouth with 0.2% chlorhexidine solution.
Do not brush your teeth at the site where surgery was performed!!!

SPORTS
In the first week after surgery it is not recommended to attend sports classes, as well as you should not take a hot shower or visit a sauna.

DIET
In the first week, in order not to traumatise the postoperative wound, it is advisable to consume easily chewable, warm food.

SUTURES
Sutures are removed 14 days after the surgery.

SMOKING AND ALCOHOL.
Smoking can adversely affect the healing of the post-surgical wound. We recommend avoiding smoking for two weeks after the surgery.
Do not drink alcohol for 7 days after the surgery.

During the First Month

DIET
Stitches have been removed in 2 weeks. Food of any consistency may be consumed. However, for a while, it is advisable to chew on the side that is opposite the site of operation.

MEDICATIONS
Use of medications is no longer necessary from the second week onwards.

ORAL HYGIENE
Oral hygiene must be performed as usual, replacing chlorhexidine with water or any mouthwash.

 

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