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After Apicoectomy 

  1. After leaving the office, rest and avoid strenuous activities for the remainder of the day.
  2. Take necessary medication for relief of discomfort.
  3. Apply an ice bag to the outside of your face over the operated area. Apply for 5 minutes, then remove for 5 minutes. Continue application for the first day to lessen swelling and discoloration.
  4. Eat soft foods for the first 24 hours.
  5. Gently brush and avoid chewing in the operated area only until the sutures are removed.
  6. After 24 hours, take get mouth rinses using warm salt water after each meal. It is important that the water is spit out very gently.
  7. If swelling persists 2-3 days after surgery, apply a hot pack over the operated area.
  8. Return to this office for suture removal as directed.
  1. Some discomfort will be present. Severe pain seldom occurs. If comfort is not restored with necessary medication, please call our office.
  2. There will be some swelling and discoloration (bruising) present 3-5 days following surgery.
  3. There is often a temporary loss of feeling in the operated area and the operated tooth may feel loose for a time.
  4. There is a possibility of nose bleeding. Tilt your head and apply pressure to the bridge of the nose for a few minutes.