M: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
T: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
W: 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
T: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
F: By Appt. Only


1017 Wilson Avenue
Suite 203
Toronto, ON M3K 1Z1


Post-Surgical Instructions

  1. Bite on gauze for 1/2 hour.
  2. Keep fingers and tongue away from the operated area.
  3. Do not rinse your mouth until tomorrow, although it is permissible to drink cool or lukewarm liquids. Smoking should be avoided.
  4. Starting tomorrow, rinse your mouth frequently with a solution of 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Continue the rinses for a few days.
  5. If you have any discomfort, take whatever you normally take for a headache, every few hours. If necessary, the doctor will prescribe stronger medication for you.
  6. Diet — cold or lukewarm liquids may be taken for the first 4-6 hours. After this, and soft food is permissible.
  7. Bleeding — it is normal for the saliva to be streaked with blood for a day. If frank bleeding is present, fold sterile gauze into a firm wad, and place it directly on the bleeding area. Maintain firm pressure by biting for 20 minutes. The gauze may be substituted by a tea bag. The tannic acid in tea has a clotting effect.
  8. Swelling and discolouration is to be expected in certain areas, usually reaching its maximum two days after surgery. It will disappear gradually and is no cause for concern. If desired, ice pads may be applied for the first 4-6 hours only, alternating 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.
  9. Sutures (Stitches) — if required, are removed without discomfort in about 5 days. An appointment will be made for you.
  10. Do not hesitate to call the office if in doubt.