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Surgical Instructions

Surgical Instructions2020-01-22T14:57:15+00:00

Instructions After Surgery

Our effective alternative to addictive opioid prescription medications is to take 1000mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and 600mg Advil (ibuprofen) 3 times a day (every 6-8hrs) as needed for discomfort (do not take if you have an allergy to either medication or are already taking a prescription pain medicine)

Note: When taking any prescribed medication containing acetaminophen (Tylenol), do not take additional acetaminophen (Tylenol) so as not to exceed the safety level of Acetaminophen. Please contact the office with any questions you may have.

In case of an emergency contact Dr. Wallace 910.200.8560

Antibiotics

An antibiotic will be prescribed following your surgical procedure. Take as directed until gone.

It is advisable to take these medications with food to avoid nausea.

For women taking birth control pills, be advised that antibiotics may interfere with their effectiveness.

Bleeding

A small amount of bleeding is normal. If excessive or continuous bleeding occurs:

  • Do not rinse your mouth.
  • Elevate your head when lying down.
  • Apply moistened gauze to the immediate area with moderate pressure for 20 minutes, repeat if necessary.
  • Place a moist tea bag directly on the site of surgery and apply pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Call the office if bleeding persists.

Alcohol

Do not drink alcohol while taking prescription pain medications.

Rinsing

Do not rinse for the first 24 hours. After that, you may use a mild, diluted mouthwash. Repeat as necessary to help keep the dressing clean.

Brushing

Do not brush or use floss in the surgical site. You may brush and floss in other areas the following day.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns during regular office hours, please do not hesitate to contact us at 910-343-0444. Dr. Wallace’s emergency cell contact number is 910-200-8560.