Wound Care and Hygiene

Accumulation of food or plaque around the wounds and suture lines may cause your new graft to become infected, causing its loss. Therefore, it’s essential you maintain exceptional oral hygiene using a combination of Savacol mouthwash, diluted 1 in 10 with warm to hot water, in addition to your regular tooth brushing.

You should begin your mouthwashes and tooth brushing the day after surgery, and aim to use at least 5-6 mouthwashes per day. While gentle tooth brushing around the wounds may cause minor bleeding, it is still vitally important to remove food debris and plaque from the area.