Gingival Grafting Instructions                                                      Print this page

  1.      Gentle pressure with moist gauze over surgery site for 4-6 hours.
  2.      Ice 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off for 24 hours.
  3.      Liquid diet for 24 hours.
  4.      Puree diet for 2 weeks.
  5.      Light physical activity for 2 weeks following surgery.
  6.      If additional post-operative bleeding occurs – apply gentle pressure
      with moist gauze at surgical site.

  7.      Expect significant swelling at the surgical sites.
  8.      Do not brush over surgery area for 2 weeks.
  9.      Use Ultra soft tooth brush over surgical area after 2 weeks of  healing.
10.  Do not chew hard foods in the surgical area for 6 weeks following surgery.

11. Do not be alarmed if delayed bleeding from the surgical site is seen 2-3 weeks
      after surgery.  This is to be expected.  Hold moist gauze over the area for
      30-45 minutes with pressure and bleeding should stop.

Frank Falcone, Jr., D. M. D., Falcone Oral & Maxilofacial Surgery, P. C.
Medical Arts Complex, Suite 10, 668 N. Church St., Hazleton, PA  1820  (570) 455-5889