Your oral surgeon will provide you with specific post-surgical instructions to follow at home. By following your post-operative instructions carefully, you can minimize unnecessary pain, the complications of infection, and excessive swelling.
Here are some general guidelines:
Never drive an automobile or operate dangerous machinery on the same day as your surgery or procedure.
Avoid any heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity for several days after your surgery.
Drink plenty of fluids, but do not suck on a straw, because this can dislodge a clot and lead to bleeding.