After a Bone Graft
After a bone graft procedure: Do not disturb the wound. Avoid vigorous rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. There may be multiple sutures present at the surgical site. Do not attempt to remove or alter the sutures. If sutures become dislodged, or if you feel strange contours of the surgical site do not panic and call our office for instructions.
Bleeding: Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24-48 hours. Excessive should not occur, but can be controlled by biting on a damp gauze pad placed directly on the bleeding wound for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues please call for further instructions.