After surgery, some minor bleeding from the wound can be expected, which can be controlled by biting on a piece of gauze over the operated area for about half an hour.
Facial swelling and bruising of the overlying skin may also develop, increasing for the first 72 hours and subsiding thereafter. You may not be able to open your mouth as wide as usual for a few days.
Painkillers, antibiotics and an antiseptic mouthwash are usually prescribed after the surgery. It is advisable to maintain good oral hygiene and also to keep to a soft diet for a few days following surgery.
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