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Post Surgery

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MaxFac Clinic > Post Surgery

We make every effort to ensure patients undergoing surgery at our clinic feel as comfortable as possible, and we take extensive precautions to keep everyone safe.

Every surgical procedure involves some level of risk, including the possibility of infection, poor wound healing, malocclusion or a poor bite, nerve damage, damage to nearby teeth, or an adverse reaction to anaesthetic or other medications prescribed.

These are all reasons why our oral surgeons spend time explaining the surgical procedures required to patients clearly, allowing plenty of time for questions. We believe in having a frank conversation with our patients, ensuring everyone is fully informed about the risks and the benefits of surgery. Overall, surgery is very safe because of improved surgical techniques, training and materials and instruments.

The Importance of Following Our Post-Operative Instructions

We provide extensive instructions on post-operative care. Closely following these instructions will help reduce the risk of any complications, aiding smoother healing and a faster recovery. While our oral surgeons are highly trained and skilled, a significant part of treatment is ensuring our patients take care of themselves after surgery. It is vital to follow post-operative instructions closely, maintain good oral hygiene, brush and floss the adjacent teeth, and ensure all medications are taken as directed by our oral surgeons.

We aim to provide patients with the very best and most comprehensive oral health solutions, and our entire team is kind, caring and compassionate. We want every patient visiting our practice to experience a smooth and easy recovery, achieving optimal surgical outcomes.

For any emergency, please call the surgery on (03) 9819 4411 immediately. If it is after hours, please call the surgery first and then refer to the website instructions.

Wisdom Teeth

Our oral surgeons are extremely experienced in wisdom tooth removal, and immediately after wisdom teeth are removed, we place a gauze pad over the surgery site to stop initial bleeding.

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Implants

The procedure to place dental implants is often relatively quick since all the preparation and planning is done beforehand. Meticulous planning helps aid healing, so recovery is faster, smoother, and more comfortable.

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Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is frequently needed in preparation for dental implants. It is often carried out as a separate procedure several months before implant placement.

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Trauma

Patients recovering after surgery to repair a fractured or broken jaw, cheekbone or eye socket may have metal plates and screws placed to hold the bones in position during healing.

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Bleeding/Packs

Bleeding after oral surgery is quite normal and may continue for an hour or two afterwards. It is also normal to see some redness in saliva as the wound may continue to use for the first 24 hours.

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Swelling/Bruising

Swelling and Brusing is the body’s normal reaction to any form of surgery and eventual healing and is often proportional to the surgery provided and can take several days to become fully apparent.

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Diet

After surgery, we provide clear dietary instructions, as the foods patients can eat safely can vary considerably according to which surgical procedure they receive.

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Smoking

We strongly advise patients who smoke to refrain from smoking for at least a week after surgery. Patients may also be advised to quit smoking for a while before the surgery takes place.

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Discomfort

It is perfectly normal to feel some degree of discomfort after surgery and as the anaesthetic wears off. We provide patients with individualised information on how to deal with discomfort or pain.

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Nausea/ Vomiting

It is not unusual to experience nausea and vomiting after oral surgery. Sometimes it can occur when a small amount of blood is swallowed and reacts with analgesics.

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