The affected area may swell and bleed from the nose or mouth. You should not blow your nose and avoid sneezing as the bone substitute may be washed out or the sutures may loosen.

Your dentist will give you painkillers, antibiotics and mouthwash to help prevent infection. Most patients experience only a few inconveniences after the surgical procedure. After 7-10 days, the threads are removed and the dentist controls the wound healing.