It is ok to spit, rinse, and wash your mouth the day of surgery, gently. Rinse gently as directed with salt water (1/2 teaspoons of salt dissolved in an 8oz glass of warm water). Try to keep your mouth as clean as possible in order to help the healing process. Brush, floss, and follow other home-care measures in all the areas of your mouth except for the surgical areas. Please do not use an electric toothbrush or water pik in the surgical sites for one month. Light bleeding, soreness, tenderness, tooth sensitivity, and swelling may occur.