Post-Operative Instructions: Biopsy/Laser Surgery

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  • For patients who have had a biopsy and/or laser surgery, please maintain a soft diet and avoid eating spicy, acidic, and hot temperature foods.
  • With laser surgery, the area will turn white as it heals. This is the body’s normal healing process.
  • You will probably be numb early in the post-operative period. Be careful not to bite or pinch the area that is numb.
  • Beginning the day after surgery, rinse the mouth with warm salt water (1/2 tsp of salt to 8 oz of water) twice daily until your post-operative visit. This helps keep the surgical site clean and aids in healing.
  • Take prescribed medications according to the directions on the label. Pain medications are to be taken on an as-needed basis. For mild to moderate pain, Tylenol® (acetaminophen) or Advil® (ibuprofen) may be sufficient.
  • Most of our sutures dissolve on their own, but some of the black sutures are NOT dissolvable and will need to be removed.
  • You have an appointment for a post-operative follow-up visit. It is important that you keep this appointment, even if you feel well.
  • If you have any questions or problems, please call the office at (860) 674-8079.
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