Postoperative Instructions

It is highly important that you follow all postoperative instructions given to you by Dr. Narra and his staff at Issaquah Implants & Oral Surgery in order to minimize pain and the risk of complications.

  • The gauze pad(s) placed over the surgical area(s) should be kept securely in place for half an hour before being carefully removed with clean hands and discarded.
  • Vigorous rinsing, sucking or touching of the wound area following surgery should be avoided. This may dislodge the blood clot and cause dry sockets.
  • Take the prescribed pain medications as soon as you begin to feel discomfort. This signifies that the local anesthetic is wearing off.
  • Restrict your activities the first three to four days following surgery and resume normal activity when you feel comfortable.
  • Place ice packs to the sides of your face to reduce swelling and discomfort. Refer to the section on swelling for more information.

Bleeding



Swelling



Pain



Diet



Keep in mouth clean



Nausea and Vomiting



Other Complications



Oral Hygiene



Activity



Other Information