Do not disturb the wound. If surgical packing was placed, leave it alone. The pack helps to keep the tooth exposed.

Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed.

Do not disturb the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. There will be a metal healing abutment protruding through the gingival (gum) tissue.