Don't brush your teeth on the day of surgery. The day after you've had your surgery, you can brush your teeth, but avoid brushing near the surgical site for up to 3 days. Rinse with half a cup of warm water and a pinch of salt beginning 3 days after surgery.
The following will help speed recovery:
- Take the painkillers which your dentist prescribes for you.
- After 24 hours rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times a day. This reduces swelling and relieves pain.
- Make sure you change your gauze pads before they become soaked with blood.
- Relax after surgery. ...
- Avoid smoking.