Please alert the office to any allergies or sensitivities that you might have to antibiotics. An antibiotic may be prescribed following your surgical procedure. Take as directed until gone. It is advisable not to take these medications on an empty stomach, as nausea may result. For women taking birth control pills, be advised that antibiotics may interfere with their effectiveness.
Swelling may occur following your surgical procedure and will typically increase 2-3 days after the procedure. To minimize the swelling, place an ice pack over the outside cheek area for 5 minutes on and 5 minutes off. Continue using ice for 48 hours following the procedure as often as possible. After 48 hours, switch to warm moist compresses.
A small amount of bleeding is normal and can last up to 48 hours so don’t be alarmed. It is recommended that you place a towel over your pillow the first few nights after surgery to prevent possible staining. If excessive or continuous bleeding occurs: