Instructions Following Endodontic Surgery
Avoid strenuous activities and unnecessary lifting for the remainder of the day.
Apply an ice bag to the face over the surgical site alternating every ten minutes. Continue the applications for six hours on the day of surgery only. This will minimize swelling and discoloration. Do not use ice after the first day.
During the first day, only eat foods that will not require vigorous chewing. DO NOT RINSE YOUR MOUTH ON THE DAY OF SURGERY.
You should continue to brush your teeth in the treated area, NOT including the gums. Do not use dental floss or a water irrigation device. Starting the day after surgery, gently rinse the treated area with warm salt water after meals. Use one-half teaspoon of salt in a large glass of warm water.
Return to the office for suture removal as directed.
Our office will handle any questions you may have, and our staff will be happy to assist you.
Dr. Emmanuel Ngoh has over 20 years of experience in dentistry. An alumnus of the Medical College of Georgia’s Schools of Dentistry and Allied Health and Kennesaw State University, he practiced as a General Dentist for four years before specializing in endodontics. He founded Augusta Endodontic Center to fulfill the endodontic needs of patients in the area.
Dr. Ngoh is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Christian Medical and Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, and Augusta Dental Society. He is a Faculty Member of the Georgia Regents University, College of Dental Medicine and has contributed to many research projects and journals. His efforts have been recognized with many awards and being voted as one of Augusta‘s Top Dentists by the Augusta Magazine.