Oral Surgery Post Operation Information

After undergoing oral surgery, the following information will prove helpful in case complications arise.


    We have sutured the area to promote clotting and to avoid food and debris going into the area. Furthermore, we have given you a supply of gauze for later use. If you notice that there is still some bleeding, fold one of these gauzes and bite down firmly for about 10 minutes.


    Some swelling is normal after this procedure and is not a sign of infection. If the swelling bothers you place an ice pack on the area for about 10 minutes and then take it off for 10 minutes. Continue this until the situation improves, but no longer than 6 hours.

  • PAIN

    If we have not prescribed a painkiller, you can use any over the counter drug, except aspirin. Usually, Tylenol or Advil work best.


    If we have prescribed medication specific to your situation, please follow the directions carefully.


    A diet of high protein content and soft consistency such as milkshakes, soups, fruit juice, etc. will do. Drink lots of water.


    Brush and floss your teeth as usual without irritating the surgical area. Do not vigorously rinse your mouth since this can dislodge the blood clot and cause bleeding.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the office.

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Covid-19 (Corona) Virus

Dear valued patients of Williams Lake Smiles,

We hope this finds all our patients and friends healthy and well as summer is supposed to be arriving! Fingers crossed that we will see some sunshine in the Cariboo soon!

Our clinic staff have been working hard through this "new normal" of COVID-19 and ensuring that our clinic is exceeding the regulations to create the most safe and comfortable environment for all our patients. In the field of dentistry, we have always been experts in infection control. Now we are establishing a modified workflow to go above and beyond in this endeavor.

We are starting to resume some scheduling of more routine procedures as well as emergency care at this time. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about our current protocols or would like to schedule care.

Please respect our measures we are taking to ensure physical distancing within our office. This includes completing the COVID-19 prescreening form that is emailed to you before each appointment. We are also continuing to limit our waiting room to one person at a time and having patients complete payments and scheduling in their treatment room before exiting through the side door. This allows us to prevent interaction between patients whenever possible.

You may also find that we are slightly less flexible in our available appointment times for now as we are managing these new measures. We need to consider the amount of patients within our clinic at any time as well as stagger our patient entry and exit times.

Please be patient and kind as we all adjust to this protocol that is in place for the safety of all of us.

Take a few minutes to watch and share our latest instalment of Dr Wassenaar's appearance on the television program "The Wellness Hour". This interview outlines a lot of what we are doing to make sure that our patients have the utmost confidence and comfort in visiting Williams Lake Smiles at all times.


Our first TV interview has enjoyed 860,000 views with world-wide sharing. We would love to hear your feedback.

We look forward to seeing you in our office soon.


Dr Rudy Wassenaar

Dr Sophia Dahai

And all the Williams Lake Smiles team

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