Procedure Category: Surgical Care

Instructions for Use of Oral Syringe


Five days after your oral surgery procedure, you may begin using the oral syringe given following your surgery. Fill this syringe with either lukewarm water or a salt-water solution of ½ teaspoon of table salt to 8 oz. of warm water.

This syringe should be used after meals to help rinse away food that may become trapped in the extraction site.

Call our office at (704) 291-7333 for any questions.

Post-Operative Care for Fractures

Patients who have had any form of sedation should not operate a motor vehicle the day of surgery. Good mouth care is essential. Rinse mouth beginning the day of surgery and continue to brush teeth carefully. Gently rinse mouth with a lukewarm salt-water solution (made by dissolving ½ teaspoon of table salt in an 8… Read more »

Frenectomy Aftercare

Depending on the site of your procedure, a frenectomy can prevent separation between your upper front teeth or improve a speech impediment. To get the full benefits of your surgery, it’s important that you recover fully and properly. The recommendations for recovery that Union Oral Surgery offers below apply to both a lingual frenectomy (under… Read more »

Exposure of Impacted Tooth Surgery Aftercare

Union Oral Surgery recommends that you not exert yourself following an impacted tooth procedure. Plan to go home and rest after your surgery as well as the day that follows. Even if you feel up to exercise or any other physical activity, it’s important to limit yourself. When your blood pressure increases, this can cause… Read more »

Care After Oral Surgery with Dentures

Following oral surgery with dentures, patients can take certain steps to support their recovery. Here, Union Oral Surgery offers guidelines to help improve comfort, speed healing, and make for healthier outcomes. While our practice provides a variety of procedures to improve the fit of dentures, the recommendations here are specific to care after surgery for… Read more »

Multiple Teeth Removal Aftercare

Union Oral Surgery offers these guidelines for multiple teeth removal aftercare to help patients have the most comfortable experience and successful outcome possible. These recommendations are a useful but not exhaustive overview of what to expect following your procedure. We encourage you to contact us with any questions along the way. Typically, it takes 3-5… Read more »

Tooth Extraction Aftercare

While having teeth removed is a common procedure, it’s important that you follow the guidelines for proper tooth extraction aftercare. Patients typically need 3-5 days to heal from surgery. Take the time to rest after the procedure as well as the next day; surgery can take a lot out of you, and limiting your activity… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare

Union Oral Surgery offers these guidelines for wisdom teeth removal aftercare to our patients. If it’s your child who has had the procedure, please follow these recommendations to help keep him or her more comfortable after surgery. Usually, recovery after wisdom tooth removal takes 5-7 days. If your child is in school, you may want… Read more »

Care After Sinus Lift

When a person’s jawbone width or height has been lost, a graft is needed to restore the jawbone enough for a dental implant to be effective. The process of doing so is referred to as a sinus lift. A sinus lift is designed to regain the bone height and width that’s been lost due to… Read more »

Bone Grafting

With proper bone grafting aftercare, patients can help grafts bond strongly with the surrounding jawbone. It’s this process that fortifies the bone, creates a more stable platform for tooth restorations, and returns form and function to the smile. The full bonding process can take 2-4 months, but your recovery from surgery should only be a… Read more »