What will happen afterwards?

October 9, 2019

You will be given instructions by the surgeon (both verbal and written) on what to expect after the procedure and how to prevent problems.

You may wish to take simple analgesics (painkillers), such as Paracetamol, to control any discomfort. The surgeon can recommend specific painkillers based on your medical history and any medications you may be taking. Always follow the instructions and dosage.

You may find the area the sample has been taken from feels slightly swollen for a few days; this is normal.

It is important to keep the area clean to prevent infection. We recommend using a warm salty mouthwash several times per day (made by dissolving a teaspoon of salt in warm water). Begin using mouthwash the day after your biopsy and continue for 4 days.

The stitches will usually dissolve in 2-3 weeks, but may take longer depending on the type of suture used.

If a stitch comes out immediately after the procedure, it is best to return to have it replaced. However, if a few days have passed, there is no need to return.

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