You may be prescribed these medications for pain management.
Maxigesic: Take 1 or two tablets 4-6 hourly if required.
Paracetamol: Take two tablets 4 hourly if required.
*Do not take Maxigesic and Paracetamol as Maxigesic contains Ibuprofen and Paracetamol *
Codeine Phosphate: Take one tablet 4 hourly if required or as prescribed.
If you develop any significant stomach pain, rash or swelling (other than surgery site) stop taking the medication and advise the rooms or Dr Evans (after hours) as soon as possible.
You can expect your face to swell and remain swollen for 4 to 5 DAYS. When your face swells and/or bruises make up a COLD pack from ice cubes, or frozen peas. Hold the pack wrapped in a cloth against the swelling for 10 minutes. Repeat hourly. AVOID HEAT. The swelling is at its peak 48 hours after your surgery. If you develop bruising it may last for up to 10 days following your surgery.
Sleep with a towel on your pillow to avoid bloodstains from your saliva. Wound ooze (ie blood stained saliva) can be expected for the first 24 hours after surgery
We encourage you to eat or drink as soon as possible following your procedure especially if you have been “nil by mouth” prior to your surgery.
We recommend a sweet drink, ice block, smoothie and/or soft food eg soup, custard, scrambled eggs, ice cream, pasta, mashed potato & gravy.
You will electively want a “soft diet” for the first 5 days following your surgery. You can commence “normal eating” as soon as you feel able.
DON'T eat Yoghurt for 5 days following surgery.
DON’T have food/fluids too hot for 5 days following surgery.
If you have had a General Anaesthetic, you are not to be left alone for the rest of the day or that night. If you have had an Intravenous Sedation you will need someone to stay with you for 8 hours after your surgery.
It is recommended that you DO NOT do the following for 24 hours after your sedation or general anaesthetic:
You may feel tired following your treatment. Rest or sleep as required.
If you are taking Oral Contraceptive, the course of antibiotics you have been prescribed may interfere with your contraceptive cover.
Do not rely on your oral contraceptive cover for the remainder of the same cycle and two weeks into the next cycle.
Please Phone us on 839-1394 if you are experiencing the following:
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES - DR EVANS CAN BE CONTACTED VIA MOBILE