You may experience some discomfort or pain after the anesthesia wears off from the gum treatment surgery. There may be minor swelling and bleeding for the first few days. Apply a cold compress to the area to help with pain and swelling that will fade. Your gums will then continue to shrink.
You may follow your regular daily activities, avoiding excessive exertion typed of activities such as exercising or sunbathing. Eat a soft diet and rinse the mouth with water after meals.