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Frenectomy

Frenectomy

  • If you experience anything more than minimal bleeding, place a folded piece of gauze over area and compress from outside the lip or cheek.
  • For the rest of the day of surgery, do not spit or drink with a straw.  Any pressure or suction in your mouth may dislodge the blood clot.
  • Because you are not to spit or rinse the night after surgery, brush your teeth without toothpaste so that no rinsing is required.
  • Starting 24 hours following surgery, begin rinsing gently with warm salt water over the course of the day, especially after meals (1/2 tsp. of salt in 8 oz. warm water).
  • Avoid brushing the surgical area for approximately one week. After one week, begin brushing with the provided post-operative toothbrush. You may still floss daily.
  • Avoid any hot or spicy foods, as these may irritate the area.
  • Avoid any crunchy foods that can form small crumbs or any food that contains small seeds, as they can become lodged inside the surgical area and interrupt the healing process.
  • Apply vitamin E gently one to two times daily for the first week using a Q-tip.
  • Over-the-counter pain medication is typically sufficient to manage any discomfort. Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) usually works best. You may take 2 pills (400mg) every 4 hours or 3 pills (600mg) with food or milk every 6 hours.
  • If you have any problems or questions, please call the office.  If you require attention after office hours, please follow the prompts on the answering machine to leave a personal message for the doctors.  Your call will be returned as soon as possible.