After Biopsy Post-Op Care

Sometimes the after-effects of surgery are quite minimal, so not all of the instructions may apply. Common sense will often dictate what you should do. sin embargo, when in doubt, follow these guidelines or call our office.

Día de la operación

  • Cambie la gasa cada 15 minutes until bleeding has stopped. Bleeding could last for more than an hour.
  • Start prescriptions soon after surgery.Make sure to have food in your stomach to help avoid nausea.
  • Consume cold foods and drinks for the next few hours. (yogur, apple sauce, batidos) Stay away from spicy or acidic foods/drinks
  • Depending on where your biopsy was you can use crushed ice on wound 1 hour after procedure or hold an ice pack on cheek. Apply ice to the area if needed 15 minutes on/15 minutes off.
  • Stay off your feet for the next few hours as throbbing or bleeding may occur. Don’t be active.
  • Mantén tu cabeza elevada
  • Avoid smoking for at least 3 days after the surgery, as this increases the risk of infection

Day(s) after Surgery

  • Rinse gently with lukewarm saltwater solution (una ½ cucharadita de sal por medio vaso de agua tibia) or prescribed mouthwash after each meal and at bedtime.
  • Continue ice treatment to help with potential swelling. Swelling may be at a maximum 2-3 días después de la cirugía.
  • The teeth should be brushed, but avoid the site of surgery for several days.

Common Symptoms Include:

  • Soreness or tenderness of the area
  • Hinchazón
  • Redness
  • Numbness from the anesthesia (should wear off within a few hours)

Follow Up

  • At your follow up the doctor will review the results of the biopsy with you and evaluate the area. If sutures are still in place at the time of your follow up the we will remove them.

Informes de patología

La mayoría de las veces, La lesión eliminada se enviará por correo a un patólogo para que la revise.. El patólogo enviará un informe formal que nos diga cuál resultó ser realmente el tejido extraído.. Los resultados serán revisados ​​cuando regrese para su seguimiento. El laboratorio de patología es una instalación separada de nuestra oficina.. Todas las preguntas sobre facturación relacionadas con sus servicios deben dirigirse a ellos..