If you are undergoing oral surgery, then you’re should learn how to properly recover. It’s very important to do all you can to heal following your surgery. Unfortunately, there are some things that can go wrong during the healing process. So, our dentist, Dr. Todd Tibbs, would like to tell you about avoiding things that can create problems during recovery.
-Don’t forget to rest. It’s very important to rest one to three days following treatment. Your dentist will tell you exactly how long you should take it easy.
-Don’t brush your teeth for the first 24 hours following surgery. This is recommended because the mouth is still very sensitive after treatment. Brushing can irritate the surgical site.
-Don’t forget to ice your jaw if your dentist recommends it. Icing can reduce swelling and pain.
-You may be advised to avoid using a straw or eat hard foods. Using a straw and eating hard foods can cause severe pain and complications.
-Don’t forget to take your pain medication and follow your dentist’s recovery instructions.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to recover after oral surgery in Salisbury, North Carolina, please reach out to our dental team at 704-633-1799. Everyone at our office will be more than happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you!