Frenectomy post op
Since you just had a frenectomy you will be feeling some normal discomfort. We suggest you take homeopathic ledum 30c and/or 400mg ibuprofen combined with 500mg acetaminophen for the pain as needed.
You will also need to ice for the first 24-48 hours (10 minutes on 10 minutes off over your lip) and it is a good idea to have a cup of crush ice to let it melt inside your mouth to provoke vasoconstriction which is good to decrease bleeding , inflammation and pain. After 48 hours salt water rinses would be beneficial to alkalinize the ph in order to promote healing. After 72 hours(3rd day) moist heat ( mix hot a water with 1 tbsp of Epson salt, use a washcloth to apply it outside of the mouth) will improve circulation and consequently decreasing the inflammation.
Lip exercises are very important part of your healing in order to prevent recurrence. Do each exercise six times per day and for six days. You will move your lip up and down six times and side to side six times every time . That means 6 sides,6 times toward each side for 6 days.
We will let you know if for some reason we needed to suture the site. You will have a follow up appointment in one week post-op to make sure everything is healing properly.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns