Post-Op Instructions

  • Dr Crombie will provide you with a script for suitable pain relief and antibiotics if required.
  • You will need to apply ice-packs to the outside of your face for two days following surgery – gel packs work best however a few packets of frozen peas are a good substitute
  • You will need to do salty water and anti-bacterial mouth rinsing for 1 – 2 weeks post surgery
  • A soft diet will be necessary for one week after your surgery – have only soft cool foods while you are numb
  • Any post-operative concerns can be discussed with Dr Crombie or his staff at any time.    
  • If you have had surgery under a general anaesthetic (asleep) you will require someone to take you home for the hospital and care for you for 24 hours after surgery.