Recovery

After your procedure, you will recover in the recovery or operating room where you will be monitored to ensure your safety. We will discuss recovery tips and what to expect with you and your trusted family member or friend, who has accompanied you to your appointment.

We will be available to answer any questions you may have and will send you home with a recovery kit, which includes printed recovery instructions.

Did we mention?

After your procedure, we provide you with gourmet ice cream to enjoy while you recover!

Tips for a Speedy Recovery and What to Expect

Getting rest

Following your procedure, we recommend that you rest as much as possible. It will be important to listen to what your body is telling you.

Taking time off

At a minimum, we encourage you to take the rest of the day off following your procedure as well the next day. However, you may require additional days depending on how you are feeling.

Managing pain

You will experience some discomfort after the procedure. To manage any pain, be sure to ice the area and use ibuprofen, if possible as directed before existing numbness wears off. It is important to be proactive and stay ahead. You may have been prescribed a pain medication along with detailed instructions. Your doctor and nurse will discuss this with you more in-depth based on your treatment.

Post-Op Symptoms

You may experience the following symptoms after your procedure:

  • Bleeding post procedure

    You will be provided with gloves, gauze, and instructions on how to properly change your gauze. If bleeding persists for longer than 8 hours and cannot be controlled with 30 minutes of firm pressure on the gauze or black tea bags, contact us right away.

  • Tingling sensations in your lips, chin, and/or tongue

    This is normal and will be temporary. If the sensation is not temporary, please contact us.

  • Nausea after IV sedation or while taking pain medication

    Be sure to follow food intake recommendations and eat fifteen minutes prior to taking pain medication. If you experience nausea or vomiting that is persistent please contact us.

  • Swelling

    This will usually peak around 2-3 days following the procedure and may take up to 7-days to resolve. Be sure to apply an ice pack, keep your head elevated and use ibuprofen, if possible, to help reduce swelling.

Our concern for you does not end when you leave. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call the office.