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Specific Treatment Instructions

Tooth Exposures

If you have had a tooth exposed there may be a small pack sutured over the tooth that will fall out several days after surgery.

Dental Implants

Implants may be inserted in two stages. The first stage involves the insertion of the implant into the bone. If required, a second stage procedure is performed several months later to uncover the implant and place a healing abutment. This cap protrudes through the gum.

You must avoid chewing on the side where the implant is for at least 2-3 months. Stick to soft food, cut into smaller pieces and chew these on the opposite side to the implant.

DO NOT fiddle with the cap with your tongue as this can mobilise the implant and prevent it from healing, especially 1 month following surgery.

Sinus Surgery

If you have had surgery close to or involving the sinus cavity, you will need to limit nose-blowing, smoking, sucking on straws and blowing of wind instruments for 3 weeks. Try to sneeze with your mouth open. A nasal decongestant will be advised, e.g. DrixineTM which should be used immediately after surgery – 2 puffs, each nostril morning and night for 4 days only.

Post-Operative Recovery Instructions Melbourne

If you would like more information on post-operative instructions or wish to request an appointment with Dr Jaclyn Wong, please contact us today.