Following ear, nose, and throat surgeries – as well as many facial plastic procedures – it is necessary for us to place sutures within the patient’s mouth. In order to avoid unnecessary infection, please follow our post-operative steps closely. Should you develop extraordinary pain, bleeding, or fever in the area of the sutures, contact our office immediately.
Pre / Post Operative Instructions For Intra-Oral Sutures
Follow these instructions for one week:
- Eat only soft foods
- Do not eat spicy foods
- Avoid extremes in either hot or cold foods as well as with drinks
- Avoid “hard” foods that may cause injury to the suture line such as potato chips, tacos, etc
- Rinse mouth out four(4) times a day with a solution of ½ peroxide and ½ water