After the ALLON4 Surgery

Here we list some Post Surgical feelings or issues that can face patients in Cancun after the ALLON4 or ALLON6 , These are not always common and many patients finish surgery and have not issues whatsoever, but being prepared and understanding what possibilities you may face can help you better prepare and better understand the surgical and healing process so as not to feel anxious or unnecessarily scared of certain feelings associated with dental surgery. It I also Important to remember that when under going such treatments with us we will be on hand 24/7 and ready to answer any and all questions you may have so you can be confident during your recuperation in Cancun.

 

 

Oozing of the surgical sites 

Slight bleeding or oozing is common from surgical sites, but not heavy bleeding, Use the gauze provided and place over the sites and bite down gently,  try sitting upright, avoid physical activity, and put ice packs on the outside of your mouth. If this continues call the clinic to schedule an appointment.

Swelling

Swelling is a normal part of getting surgery, and it will reach its climax usually 48 hours s after the procedure. This can make patients a bit worried as they had none for the first 2 days and then it starts so they think there must be a problem, but this is very common taking any medication prescribed will help inflammation and Using ice or a cold pack on the surgical sites (on the face) within the 24 hours following the procedure can help control it (20 minutes on and 20 minutes off). 

Pain

You have undergone major dental surgery and while techniques are used to limit unecessary pain this is an unavoidable part of dental surgery, you will be provided with prescriptions for pain medication, but if you believe you have a low tolerance and regularly take stronger types of pain medication we recommend you bring your own, just make sure you make the doctor aware. 

Sharp feeling

You may feel a strange something sharp in your mouth, this could be the bony walls that used to support the now missing teeth, if this continues to cause issue speak with the dentist but often is temporary.

 

 

Your Diet

Many large case Surgeries like the ALLON procedures are recommended (depending on the patients case) to undergo a very strict diet change for at least a few weeks and maybe longer depending on the doctors recommendations. Some diets may need to be completely liquid, then soft and working up to more solid food. Some patients have no issues, The main important factor is to ensure that after surgery you maintain vitamin, mineral and nutrient intake to aid your healing and overall recuperation. 

Feeling sick 

You may experience nausea or even vomiting from any accidentally swallowed blood or as part of the secondary effects of Sedation if elected, Take it easy have a companion with you and monitor how you feel post surgery.

Dry Lips

Because of the length of surgery and the manner of which your mouth will be open for extended periods, your lips can get dry and feel sore and cracked, lip balm, chapstick can help alleviate this discomfort.

Sore Throat

Because your mouth may be open most of the time because of the gauze, this can lead to a sore throat, making swallowing painful. This is a passing symptom, usually going away after a few days.

Stiff Muscles

Your jaw muscles may become stiff, because of the time your mouth is open for extended periods, relax and slowly stretch your jaw every now and then will help get rid of the stiffness.