Post-Op Instructions - Pinhole Surgical Technique

Post-Op Instructions

What you can expect as a result of your Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique procedure.




Post-Op Instructions For 6 Weeks

  1. NO BRUSHING OVER SURGICAL SITE
  2. NO FLOSSING AND NO WATERPIK
  3. NO TOUCHING THE AREA (with a finger, tongue or any other device/object)
  4. DO NOT USE cotton swabs, cloth or any other soft or hard object to clean area
  5. DO NOT sleep with you hands under your cheek where the surgery was done
  6. NO facial massages or no massaging that area of the face for any reason
  7. NO PULLING ON YOUR CHEEK TO PEEK: Do not obsess over worry about the appearance of gums for the first 6 weeks
  8. NO HEAVY RINSING/SWISHING with the mouthwash (no chipmunk cheeks)
  9. DO NOT play wind instruments 
  10. DO NOT suck on straws
  11. DO NOT blow up balloons
  12. NO mints or chewing gum over surgical area
  13. NO spitting
  14. NO smoking of any kind or use of chewing tobacco
  15. NO clenching or grinding of the teeth. WEAR PRESCRIBED BITE APPLIANCE, if instructed. PLEASE BRING WITH YOU TO ALL APPOINTMENTS FOR THE DOCTOR TO CHECK (e.g., retainers, Invisalign, Snap On Smile, etc.)
  16. No heavy lifting or vigorous aerobic activity for the first 3 weeks
  17. No snorkeling for 6 months
  18. PLACE ICE OVER AREA at 20 minute intervals for the first 48 hours to minimize swelling
  19. DO NOT BE ALARMED ABOUT SLIGHT SWELLING OR BRUISING FOR THE FIRST WEEK
  20. DO NOT EAT crunchy or sticky foods that get stuck on or between your teeth
  21. EXPECT cold sensitivity for the first 6 weeks or longer. PLEASE REPORT any sensitivity during post-operative visits
  22. SLIGHT DISCOMFORT IS NORMAL; It is important to take the Motrin (Ibuprofen) 600mg as directed, one 600mg tab every 4-6 hours for the first 2 days and as needed after that
  23. CALL US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE SUDDEN INCREASED PAIN, CONTINUOUS BLEEDING, OR HEAT FROM THE SURGICAL SITE
  24. Patient MUST return to our office 1 week after surgery, 3 weeks after surgery, and 6 six weeks after surgery for post-operative visits
  25. AFTER THE 6TH WEEK, you may brush the surgical area with the special extra soft toothbrush given to you for the following 6 months

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