Do not disturb the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. Some bleeding or redness in the saliva is normal for 24 hours. Excessive bleeding (your mouth fills up rapidly with blood) can be controlled by biting on a gauze pad placed directly on the bleeding wound for 30 minutes. If bleeding continues, please call for further instructions. Swelling is a normal occurrence after surgery. To minimize swelling, apply an ice pack, or a towel filled with ice on the cheek in the area of surgery.
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Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough discussion, highlighting your past medical and surgical histories, current medications, known drug allergies and reason for visit. Next, a complete head and neck examination will be performed with a focus on your specific needs and concerns as part of your initial consultation. Drs. Galey, Kreps, Roccia , Tunder and Bentjen will then explain your diagnosis and treatment options in detail, taking time to answer any questions that may arise. Occasionally, surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment.