• Avoid disturbing the metal abutment or surgery site, as well as spitting or rinsing for the prescribed period of time.
  • While Dr. Jiries Mogannam and Dr. Vicente Chavez encourage you to keep hydrated and quickly return to a normal diet, avoid hot foods or drinks.
  • Use a prescribed oral rinse or warm saltwater rinse (one teaspoon of salt per cup ratio) as directed.
  • Gently brush your teeth and the surgery site.
  • Remove prosthesis, such as dentures or flippers, for 10 days after the procedure.
  • Keep activity to a minimum and stop if pain or bleeding occurs.
  • Some bleeding is to be expected. You can bite down gently on a gauze pad for up to 30 minutes to help control the flow of blood.
  • Swelling can be treated with ice or ice packs during the initial 36 hours.
  • Pain can be treated with over-the-counter Ibuprofen or Tylenol or with medication prescribed by our dentists. Follow the dosage, especially with prescribed medication. Also follow prescribed dosage for antibiotics.
  • If you experience excessive pain, swelling or bleeding, contact Petaluma Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center at 707-769-1414.

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