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How to Expedite Your Recovery After Oral Surgery


Posted on 1/2/2024 by Weo Admin
A man in dental chair ready for oral surgery
Recovery timelines after oral surgery depend on the type of dental work performed on you. Some surgical procedures require a few days, while others need several months. Whatever the case, you can expedite your healing using these tips.

Avoid Strenuous Activities


It is imperative to avoid intense exercises and activities for a few days after surgery. Instead, have plenty of rest to promote blood flow and reduce inflammation. Exerting your body can increase blood pressure, causing the wound to bleed. Moreover, the blood clot might become loose, leaving the surgical site dry and delaying recovery.

Eat Soft Foods and Smoothies


Your post-surgery diet should consist exclusively of soft foods and drinks. The ideal menu could comprise mashed potatoes, yogurt, and milk. Fruits and vegetables contain Vitamin C, which can also help with faster recovery. Eating hard and hot foods can exacerbate the area, leading to bleeding and inflammation.

Follow the Recommended Instructions


Your surgeon will provide guidelines and medications for pain management and speedy healing. Ensure you follow these instructions and take prescribed medicines as recommended.

Avoid Straining Your Mouth


Give your mouth a break by avoiding talking excessively and chewing aggressively. Do not probe the area with your tongue - give it the best chance of healing within the expected timelines. If you notice any swelling, you can apply ice packs on your cheeks for extra relief.

Observe Oral Hygiene


Life after surgery does not mean you stop practicing good oral hygiene. The site requires high hygienic standards to aid in recovery. The ideal toothbrush should have soft bristles to avoid aggravating the area. Rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash to prevent bacterial growth. You can also gargle your mouth with warm saltwater to kill germs and ensure speedy healing.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Surgeon


Our oral surgeon is always on standby to address any dental emergencies that might arise. Call us today to book an appointment, and let us monitor your progress.

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