Dental surgery is any type of procedure that involves cutting or removing tissue in the mouth. This might include procedures such as removing a tooth, surgery on the gums or getting dental implants. But sometimes, dental surgery includes removing tissue from the mouth when it has become diseased, correcting problems with a jaw or repairing conditions like cleft palate. Your dentist will give you specific instructions which include some things you should and shouldn’t do following an oral procedure. But there are also a few general guidelines that may be of some help.