Will I be able to drive after the surgery?
No. After surgery your ability to respond is diminished due to the local anaesthesia and the sedatives. This also affects your ability to drive safely.
What shall I do after the oral surgical intervention?
As long as the local anaesthesia is active you could hurt your tongue and cheek by chewing. We therefore recommend that you do not eat or drink until the anaesthesia has worn off completely - especially hot or warm food or beverages should only be taken much later and with great care.
What shall I do on the day of surgery?
On the day of your surgery you should pay attention to the following things: Don´t drink any alcohol, only small amounts of caffeine (black tea, coffee) and no aspirin under any circumstances! Furthermore you should avoid nicotine. Avoid physical exertion and fitness activities for at least one week. Use a cool pack for the areas affected by surgery and keep your head elevated.
What kind of oral hygiene is allowed after surgery?
Careful oral hygiene is important but leave out the area that was operated on.
Do not use a mouth wash. Use cooled chamomile tea instead if you do not want to rinse with water.
Is swelling normal after surgery?
Certainly. Swelling is an expected and normal consequence after a surgical intervention and tends to vary between patients.