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POST OP INSTRUCTIONS FOR LASER TISSUE PROCEDURES

 

After the procedure, the area will look like a large raw sore, however there is no need for alarm. There may be slight oozing of blood, but generally this stops within an hour.  During this time, fold a piece of gauze over the wound and replace it if it gets soaked with blood.  It is important to keep the area clean.

 

Soak a piece of gauze in 2% hydrogen peroxide and gently dab the area twice a day. Once the area is less sore to the touch, you can apply gentle wiping motions to remove dead cells and bacteria from the wound.

 

On the third day, apply pure vitamin E oil on the sore before going to bed.

 

(IF A FRENECTOMY WAS PERFORMED)

Lip exercises: To gain most ground in reattachment, perform these stretching exercises: Over the next 10 days, at least three times a day, grab the lip and move it side to side and up and down. Pucker the lip and stick the tongue into the frenum area to stretch the severed attachment even more.