Table 1: Overview of the 10 items of patient information.
|1. Bite on gauze for 20 minutes; necessary to form a blood clot that stops the bleeding.|
|2. Local anesthesia is effective 2-4 hours; take an analgesic before the effect of the local anesthesia has declined.|
|3. Do not rinse for 24 hours. Rinsing can cause bleeding.|
|4. Stitches will disappear after 7-14 days.|
|5. A swelling may occur; this can increase in size up to the third day, after that it has to decline. If not; one should contact the hospital.|
|6. Cooling may counteract swelling.|
|7. It is OK to brush teeth, but be careful in proximity of the stitches.|
|8. Use a soft diet for two days. Be careful with hot drinks anesthesia is still effective to prevent burns. Same for mastication;
the anesthesia is still effective, the coordination of the tongue is impaired, it is easy to bite on tongue or cheek.
|9. In case of persistent bleeding, bite on a gauze for 20-30 minutes. If bleeding persists, contact the hospital.|
|10. A fever can occur up to 39 ℃. If the fever persists more than one day, contact the hospital.|