Surgical Stent Instructions

1. Do not remove your stent for a minimum of 24 to a maximum of 48 hours.

2. Slight bleeding or oozing may occur and make the front teeth look red. You may rinse slightly with the stent in your mouth.
    The stent protects the clot so vigorous rinsing may remove the clot and make bleeding worse. After a minimum of 24 hours and no
    oozing/bleeding is present, you may remove the stent and use the prescribed mouth rinse/ warm salt H2O rinse two times a day with light
    swishing.

3. After 24 hours, remove and clean the stent under tap water. At this time you may gently brush your teeth avoiding the palate.

4. Wear the stent for the next 7 to 10 days after surgery, especially during the night and while you eat.

5. After the 7th day, you may wear the stent as you feel necessary/for comfort.

6. If bleeding on the palate should occur at anytime, place the surgical bandage (collagen) if given to you over the bleeding area.
    Place the stent and apply constant pressure for 10-1 minutes using the cotton gauze over the stent. If bleeding continues or if you don’t
    have the collagen, place a moistened tea bag directly on the bleeding area for 10 to 15 minutes with applied pressure without the stent
    in place and your oozing should stop.