Apicoectomy

  1. During the first day, you may apply an ice pack to reduce swelling.  Mild swelling is normal for up to three days after surgery.
  2. Eat soft foods for the first 24 hours.
  3. You may brush your teeth, but be careful around the surgical site.
  4. Take all prescribed medications as directed.  Do not take the antibiotic or pain medicine on an empty stomach, as this may cause nausea.
  5. If you have sutures placed that need to be removed, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled for you in 10-14 days.