Using your Monojet Syringe

Yukon Maxillo-Facial Surgery Center

Using Your Monojet Syringe

This is an important part of your recovery from oral surgery. Please follow these instructions as they are given.

Begin using your syringe 4-5 days after your surgery. Using your syringe prior to that day can cause complications such as dry socket.

To use your syringe:

  1. Remove the stopper from the syringe and fill with water.
  2. Replace the stopper and aim the curved tip of the syringe into the extraction site of the lower jaw.
  3. Depress the stopper letting the water irrigate down into the extraction sites. Let the water run out of your mouth into the sink.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3, 5 times for each lower extraction site (5 syringes of water per socket). It’s important to irrigate the extraction sites first thing in the morning, after eating and before going to bed (5 times per day). You will need to do this routine for the next 10 days.

Remember the Rules of 5’s

                                 5 syringes of water per socket

+            5 times per day, for

10 days       

If you had upper third molar extractions then you don’t need to irrigate these extraction sites; gravity will keep them clean.

If you have questions, consult your postoperative pamphlet or call our office.