Norwood MA Office
1 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA 02062
• Before Anesthesia
• General Post-Operative Care
• After Wisdom Tooth Removal
• After Extractions
• After Multiple Extractions
• After Exposure of an Impacted Tooth
• After Dental Implant Surgery
• After Socket Preservation Grafting
• After Ridge Expansion Bone Grafting
• After Sinus Lift Grafting
• After Incision & Drainage of Infection
• Wired Jaw Instructions
A specially prepared cadaver bone graft has been placed into the extraction site to help preserve your jawbone in preparation for implant replacement of the extracted tooth. Your bone graft is made up of many particles. You may find some small granules in your mouth during the first several days after surgery.
Do not be alarmed by these; it is normal to have some of them come out of the graft and into your mouth. There are some things you can do to minimize the amount of particles that become dislodged and help promote an excellent graft result:
Gentle rinsing should be started on the evening of surgery or the first post-operative day. Use a warm salt water rinse (1/2 a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water) at least 4 to 5 times a day. If Peridex (Chlorhexidine) oral rinse was prescribed, use it full strength beginning on the evening of surgery or the day after surgery.
Rinse a capful in the mouth for one minute then spit out twice a day after tooth brushing. Gentle tooth brushing with a soft bristle tooth brush and tooth paste and flossing should be started on the evening of surgery or the first post-operative day and continued at least twice a day. Please be very careful not to disturb the graft area. Remember, your mouth will heal faster and better if you maintain excellent oral hygiene.
Please be sure to show your temporary appliance, flipper or partial denture to Dr. Turesky; it must be checked for proper fit before it can be worn. The appliance often requires a minor adjustment in order to prevent pressure on the bone graft. Pressure on the bone graft can result in graft failure. The temporary appliance should be worn in public when necessary for cosmetic purposes only, and removed in the privacy of your own home.
The extraction site with socket preservation graft will be evaluated for implant placement approximately 4 months after the graft has been placed.
It is our desire that your recovery be as smooth and pleasant as possible. If you have questions about your progress please call the office. Please try to call during office hours: however we have coverage 7 days a week, twenty four hours a day. Our office phone numbers are; Norwood: 781-762-7077 and Mansfield: 508-543-3754 or 508-339-6200.Please review our General Post-Operative Care Instructions for additional helpful information.