Swelling and pain from the surgical area when the numbness wears off. The extent of pain and swelling varies greatly depending on the surgery.
Swelling peaks on the 2nd or 3rd post operative day.
Stiffness of the muscles may cause difficulty in opening your mouth and chewing for up to a week.
A sore throat may develop.
Your other teeth and ears may ache temporarily. This is referred pain and is a temporary condition.
If the corners of the mouth are stretched out they may dry and crack. Your lips should be kept moist with cream or ointment.
There may be a space where a tooth was removed. After 24 hours this area should be rinsed following meals with warm salt water until healed. Collection of food in this space will delay healing and give you a bad taste and order. This cavity will gradually fill in with new tissue.
There may be a slight elevation of temperature for 24 to 48 hours. If temperature continues, notify us.
It is not unusual to develop bruising in the area of surgery.