Keep the gauze pad in place for 1 hour with constant, firm pressure. Do not suck, spit or blow your nose excessively. If bleeding persists, place gauze or a tea bag on the surgical site, and hold it in place with constant firm pressure for 1 hour.
First 24 hours some oozing and discoloration of saliva is normal.
No smoking for 48 hours, smoking prevents good healing.
Keep wrapped ice or a frozen bag of vegetables over the surgery area for 24 hours alternating 10 minutes on & 10 minutes off.
Do not continue the application after 48 hours.
Take the prescribed tablets before the local anesthetic (freezing) wears off.
Eat soft, cold foods until you feel comfortable. Maintain a good fluid intake.