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Day 1 to Day 3: REST!

During this time is when the most pain and swelling will occur. There is a range of pain that can occur depending on your pain tolerance and the type of surgical procedure that was performed. It is important to take all of your medications as prescribed.

Mouth rinse reduces plaque and microbes in your mouth so be sure to use it 2times per day for 2 weeks


Day 1 to day 3:

Please rest only. Diet/Nutrition - Consistency of food should be liquid to soft. Temperature: cold to ROOM TEMPERATURE. Examples: smoothies, ice-cream, pudding, apple sauce, protein shakes.

Day 4 to day 14:

LIGHT WORK! At this point in the healing process pain and swelling should be decreasing. Diet/Nutrition - Consistency of food should mushy. Temperature: cold to lukewarm. Examples: mashed potatoes, macaroni, protein shakes, soup, food that does not involve much chewing.

No strenuous exercise for 21 days. This includes: no running, no lifting, no jumping, no swimming. However, light walking after the first week should be fine.

All activities may be performed after the 3rd week.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call/text me at: (808) 728-774

I hope that you have a quick recovery.


Dr. Aaron J. Colby

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