After the procedure, it is common to have:

  • Pain.
  • Swelling.
  • Bruising.
  • Minor bleeding.


  • If you were prescribed an antibiotic medicine,do not stop taking the antibiotic even if you start to feel better.
  • Take over-the-counter and prescription medicines only as told by your health care provider.


  • Avoid participating in contact sports.
  • Eat soft-textured foods as told by your health care provider.
  • Do not use any tobacco products including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or e-cigarettes. If you need help quitting, ask your health care provider.

General instructions

  • Take care of your teeth as told by your health care provider. This may involve gently brushing with a soft toothbrush, using a mouth rinse, and flossing every day.
  • If directed, apply ice to the injured area:
    • Put ice in a plastic bag.
    • Place a towel between your skin and the bag.
    • Leave the ice on for 20 minutes, 2–3 times per day.
  • Keep all follow-up visits as told by your health care provider. This is important. Implanted teeth need to be checked regularly. They may need to be removed, cleaned, and replaced at times
  • Check your affected area every day for signs of infection. Watch for:
    • Redness, swelling, or pain.
    • Blood or pus.
  • You have tooth pain or gum pain that is not controlled with medicine.
  • You have redness or increased swelling in the surgical area.
  • You have blood or pus coming from the surgical area.
  • Your symptoms get worse.
  • You have new symptoms.
  • You have pain in your face.
  • You have a fever or chills.
  • You have tingling or numbness in your lip or jaw.
  • Your replacement tooth becomes loose or damaged.
  • You have severe pain.
  • You cannot open your mouth.

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