Maryland Periodontics and Dental Implants
7902 Old Branch Ave., Suite 209
Clinton, MD 20735
(301) 856-1200


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Post operative care: Making treatment as easy as possible

Why is post operative care necessary?

Post operative care are best practice instructions given to patients to properly tend wounds after a surgical procedure.

Preferably, this begins immediately following surgery.

Also, post operative care reduces risk of problems after surgery and supports the recovery process.

Post Operative Care: Making Treatment Easy As Possible

What can patients expect?

Initially, it’s important to prepare for surgery ahead of time and write down questions to ask the doctor about treatment.

Subsequently, patients need an initial consultation. Ask the doctor for more information about potential complications of the specific procedure and post operative care. Finally, ask the doctor the written questions so the treatment and recovery are easy as possible.

Plus, patients walk in and walk out the day of the surgery.

Above all, someone calls patients the day after surgery to check on patients and answer any questions they have.

Wound management is an important part of the recovery process. The surgeon should monitor the process of wound healing, prevent wound problems and treat appropriately if there’s a problem.

Remember, it’s very important to follow post operative care instructions closely. Take medications as prescribed. Keep follow up appointments. Continue with post operative care until the doctor says otherwise.

So, if a fever develops or pain or bleeding increases at the surgical site contact the surgeon immediately.

The 3 phases of healing

There are 3 phases of wound healing:

The inflammatory phase is the bodies natural response to injury. This phase takes place immediately after the wound is formed.

The wound begins to heal itself in the proliferative phase.

The final stage of wound healing is the remodeling phase. Once the wound is closed the wound’s blood supply returns to its original state.


  • First, be prepared for the consultation by creating a list of questions for the surgeon.
  • Subsequently, the surgery is schedule once treatment is accepted..
  • Same day surgery. Walk in. Walk out.
  • Furthermore, it’s important to follow doctor’s instructions. Also, take medications as prescribed after surgery.
  • A copy of Maryland Periodontics and Dental Implants post operative care instructions is given following surgical procedures. Patients can refer to this if there are any questions about recovery.
  • Because follow up care helps reduce risk of problems and supports the recovery process, follow instructions carefully.
  • Finally, until the surgeon says otherwise continue with post operative care.

If patients have problems with treatment call (301) 856-1200!

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