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Endodontic Surgery Post Operation Instructions

AuthorNatural Clinic
Published27.September.2021
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Following your endodontic surgery, your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be sensitive for several days. The following information will assist you in understanding some of the procedure’s side effects and how to manage any pain or swelling.

Immediately After Endodontic Surgery

 

  • Maintain the gauze pack over the surgery site and replace it as needed to prevent bleeding.
  • Start drinking fluids and taking your pain meds as indicated.
  • If you tolerate liquids well, you can go to soft, cool to room temperature foods.
  • Avoid chewing meals until your tongue sensitivity returns.
  • For the following two hours, ice the area 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off.

The Importance of Rest

 

Rest as much as possible for the next 24 hours after your surgical procedure.

 

  • Avoid physical effort because it will raise blood pressure, leading to increased bleeding, edema, and pain. On the first day, avoid bending over and lifting heavy items. After the first 12 hours, your discomfort should be minor.
  • Place cushions behind your head and neck to slightly elevate your head while sleeping or resting. You might use an old towel or pillowcase to protect your pillow.

About Bleeding

 

Following surgery, there will be bleeding. It is not unusual for blood to ooze for 24 to 48 hours after endodontic surgery. Keep in mind that oral bleeding consists of a large amount of saliva and a small amount of blood. By putting a gauze pack over the wound and biting firmly, you can stop the bleeding. If the oozing continues, replace the gauze as needed. Avoid physical activity, sit straight or in a recliner, apply cold packs to the sides of the face where surgery was performed, and bite on a wet tea bag for 30 minutes or gauze for 1 hour if bleeding persists. By narrowing bleeding capillaries, the tannic acid in the tea bag aids in the formation of a clot.

Pain and Swelling: What You Should Know

 

If you notice swelling, don’t be frightened. Swelling is an expected side effect of manipulating tissues at the surgical site. It’s critical to realize that there’s a wide range of recovery patterns after surgery. The next day, some people experience very little pain or swelling. Others may experience more severe pain and swelling that lasts for several weeks. Because tissues take time to recover, regardless of where you land on this scale, you can expect some soreness in that area a week or longer after surgery. Gums usually take many weeks to feel normal again. As the bone around the tooth fills in, it may take many months for the tooth to feel normal.

Bruising or Discoloration Experience

 

Following the swelling, you may see a black, blue, green, or yellow skin discoloration. Bruising beneath the tissues is the cause of this. This is a common post-operative phenomenon that might happen up to 2-3 days after surgery.

What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat

 

Eat what makes you feel good. Avoid brittle, crunchy foods as well as hard foods that demand a lot of chewing pressure. Soft foods and beverages are ideal, and chewing on the treated side should be avoided.

Hygiene of the mouth

 

Maintain a healthy mouth. Brush your teeth the night before surgery, but be cautious around the surgical sites. You can start salt-water rinses 24 hours following surgery if there is no bleeding. Allow the water to trickle into the sink after gently swishing the saltwater around. Rinses should be done twice or three times a day, especially after meals.

Should be Cautious with Sutures 

 

Sutures are inserted in the surgical region to reduce post-operative bleeding and aid healing. They can become dislodged from time to time, but this is not a cause for concern. You can take the suture out of your mouth and throw it away. The sutures will usually disintegrate one week following surgery in the majority of cases. This treatment does not involve anesthetic or needles if the sutures need to be removed. It merely takes a few minutes to remove, and there is no pain involved.

 

 

Following surgical procedures with proper care will accelerate recovery and prevent complications. If you have any questions about unusual bleeding or extreme pain, please contact Natural Clinic.

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