Oral Surgery in Edmonton

Oral surgery encompasses a range of procedures, from tooth extractions and dental implants to repairing cleft lips or palates and correcting jaw problems. To ensure that your mouth heals quickly and cleanly after minor oral surgery, proper care is vital.

Oral Surgery Recovery DOs & DON’Ts


  • Take pain medication as instructed by your dentist or oral surgeon
  • Rest and keep your head raised
  • Leave your gauze pad in place for an hour after surgery to cut down on bleeding and blood clots
  • Put a cold compress on the swollen area on the first day (use a warm compress the second day)
  • Eat food that is easy to chew


  • Take more pain medication than recommended
  • Drive or operate machinery if taking a narcotic
  • Chew on the gauze pad
  • Apply heat to the swollen area within 24 hours after surgery
  • Eat hard or chewy foods

Recovery Warning Signs


Call Clareview Area Dental or your oral surgeon right away if you experience any of these issues following your oral surgery:

  • You are still bleeding a lot four or more hours after the surgery
  • You throw up or have a fever
  • It has been a day or more since your surgery and your pain has not gotten better
  • It has been two days or more since your surgery and your swelling is getting worse


For oral surgery in Edmonton, don’t wait – book an appointment at Clareview Area Dental today.

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