Immediately Following Surgery
You may preregister with our office by filling out our secure online Patient Registration Form. After you have completed the form, please make sure to press the Submit button at the bottom to automatically send us your information. On your first visit to our office, we will have your completed form available for your signature. The security and privacy of your personal data is one of our primary concerns and we have taken every precaution to protect it.
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Other side effects of oral surgery you may experience:
- A sensation of numbness in the lip, chin or tongue is normal. Be careful not to bite your lip or tongue.
- A slight elevation of temperature immediately following surgery is not uncommon. Take Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce fever, and call the office if the temperature persists.
- Occasionally, patients may feel hard projections in the mouth with their tongue. These projections usually smooth out naturally. If not, they can be removed by Dr. Luque.
- Keep your lips moisturized to reduce cracking.
- Sore throats and pain when swallowing are not uncommon. The muscles in the throat can get swollen from surgery. The normal act of swallowing can then become painful. This will subside in two to three days.
- Stiffness of the jaw muscles (known as trismus) may cause difficulty in opening your mouth for a few days following surgery. This is normal and will subside in time.