Things To Do When Recovering From Oral Surgery

Posted on 10/31/2023 by New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery
New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery patient recovering comfortably at home after oral surgeryAfter your oral surgery, taking time to recover is crucial for proper health with lasting results. Just make sure you prioritize your recovery time for a smooth experience. What you do affects how you feel after surgery and how well the mouth tissue is able to heal. Following these few tips will make the process of healing easier and more comfortable for you.

Rest is Crucial

Whether you are healing from complex root canals, abscessed teeth treatment, or jaw malformation treatment, resting is essential. Give yourself at least 24 hours of rest after the surgery. It helps improve the immediate symptoms you encounter such as bleeding, swelling, and soreness. Many surgeries will require sedation, therefore, drowsiness can still linger around, impacting your ability to function properly during the initial 24 to 72 hours after surgery.

Take Medications as Required

The oral surgeon doing the surgery will prescribe medications, including pain relievers, antibiotics to combat infection, and anti-nausea medication. Make sure you take them as directed. These medications minimize nausea, inflammation, and pain associated with surgery.

Consume Soft Foods

Consider eating soft foods, including soups and potatoes to get the nutrition the body needs. Soft foods also help avoid hurting the operation site and ease pain. They pressure off the mouth thus avoiding unnecessary damage such as dislodging the clotting tissue.

Use Ice Packs

You may try putting ice on the face during the day to minimize swelling in the first days of recovery. Alternate the ice packs after 15 minutes every time to get immediate pain relief and swelling.

Using these tips will go a long way in promoting the healing process, comfort, and reducing pain and inflammation. Contact our oral surgery office today to have your procedure done by a trained surgeon for safe and optimal results. We want you to recover fast and get back to your usual life activities.
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