For the first 3 days after your session, it is advised that you rest and heal. If you underwent the surgery with anesthesia, a friend or family member should escort you home and stay with you for 24-48 hours to assist with basic tasks. As you recover, avoid probing, pulling on, or otherwise disturbing the surgical sites so as not to tear the sutures. You will receive prescriptions for pain medications. An ice pack may also be helpful in mitigating any soreness.
Patients should avoid physical exertion for the first week and aim to keep their heart rates low. They should refrain from flossing for the first 2 weeks but otherwise should continue to follow their normal oral hygiene routines.