Post-operative information (English version)
This information is for you, who had surgery in the oral cavity, such as tooth extraction, tooth implant, cystectomi, biopsy etc.
You can expect swelling
Swelling is a normal part of the post-operative healing. The swelling can increase for the first 2-3 days after surgery. You can apply an icepack on the operated area for about 20 minutes several times ind the first 24 hours. This can help control the swelling and make you more comfortable.
If the swelling gets worse you can contact the clinic on phone +45 7846 2927.
Instructions for you
Bleeding can occur
If you experience bleeding from the operated area bite firmly on a gauze for 15-20 minutes. If the bleeding persist contact the clinic on +45 7846 2927 during the day (8am - 3pm) or the hospital reception on +45 7845 0000 after opening hours. Ask for the maxillofacial surgeon on duty.
Keep a good oral hygiene
A good oral hygiene is essential for healing.
Start rinsing your mouth with Chlorhexidine the first day after surgery. Use a 0,12% concentration twice a day for a week.
You may brush your teeth as normal, but not in the operated area. Remember not to use Chlorhexidine and toothpaste at the same time.
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