As an oral surgeon, I want to share with you a question I often get asked in my recovery room. Why do you give such detailed post operative instructions and why do you have such a detailed post operative kit? Well, I’ll put it to you simply this way. If I tell you everything you need to expect and everything you can do to help yourself heal, all you’re going to do is complement what I did surgically. If I can use all the best instruments, if I use all the best techniques, if I use all the best materials, but you don’t take care of it afterwards, you won’t heal as well. But, if I take all that effort and you do all your things that you can do, then guess what? We’re going to have a much better outcome and you’re going to be much happier when it’s all said and done.