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Lip Moisturizer: Lip Balm / Chapstick / Vasoline

Nasal Care:

  • Nasal Saline / Salt Water Rinse

  • Afrin Spray and Cotton

Oral Care:

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Mouth Wash - Anti-gingivitis

  • Baby Tooth Brush

  • Syringe / Water pik if you have one 


  • Vitamins with Mineral

  • Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, etc..)  200mg tablets/ capsules

  • Tylenol Extra strength  500mg/tablet

Pill Crusher

Facial Swelling:

  • Ice Packs  with Jaw Support

  • Frozen Peas

  • Ice water and wash cloths

Diet (3-5 days)

  • Sport drinks

  • Smoothies

  • Protein Shakes

  • Puddings

  • Yogurt

  • Oat meal

  • Baby foods

  • Soups

  • Turkey/ Bulb baster 

What to have on hand...

Please be prepared
Do not wait until the last minute
Make sure you try the drinks
ahead of time for taste. If it tastes bad before the surgery it will taste bad after the surgery.
Expect to loose 5 to 10 pounds.
The hardest part the first 3 to 5 days will be keeping the mouth clean and getting fluids in.  You will need a syringe with some force to clean the mouth and a squeeze bottle (baster) to get the food in. 
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