Some pain and swelling at the incision site for a few days after the implant are expected.
You may also experience temporary numbness or weakness of the right side of the tongue.
You should avoid strenuous activities for about two weeks or as directed by your doctor.
CARE OF INCISION SITE:
Keep dressing dry and in place for 5 days. Dressing could be removed after fifth day. If there are steri-strips (little tapes) on the incision, try to keep these dry. If no steri-strips are in place you may apply antibiotic ointment to the incision site twice a day, as well as after showering. You may also use Vitamin E to incision site to decrease scar formation.
PAIN: Prescription pain medication or Tylenol may be used as needed for discomfort.
PROBLEMS: Gross swelling, active bleeding, redness, drainage, or separation of the incision, fever above 101 degrees, increasing pain, or nausea are not usual and warrant a call to the office.
POST OP APPOINTMENT:
You should have a post op appointment for 1 week after surgery.
For questions, problems or refills, call the office at (425) 775-6651.
Pain medications require a written prescription, so call for a refill before you run out of medication.
Medication or refill requests must be made during office hours.
There is always a doctor on call for emergent problems after office hours: (425) 775-6651
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21911 76th Ave W
Edmonds, WA 98026
Swedish Mill Creek Medical Center
13020 Meridian Ave S, 2nd Floor
Everett, WA 98208
Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Associates
104 27th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
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