Have you recently had oral surgery? If so, you are not alone. That is why our team here at Buckland Hills Dental in Manchester, Connecticut, is happy to give you the information you need to help you recover and have a successful treatment. Here are some tips to apply after oral surgery for a swift and healthy recovery:
-Rest: Rest after any major surgery is essential to your recovery. Give yourself a relaxing break and sufficient time to recover. When you lie down, please make sure you keep your head propped up with pillows at an angle to reduce swelling and bleeding that may occur.
-Ice: Ice is an effective way to reduce swelling in your affected area. It’s best to treat with an ice pack for about 15 minutes unless told otherwise by your doctor.
-Foods: Once you are ready to eat again, stick to some soft foods or a liquid-based diet and drink plenty of water. Foods like yogurts, soups, smoothies, and mashed potatoes are soft and excellent choices. Harder foods may cause pain and irritation for a while after surgery, which is why we recommend a softer diet.
-Medications: If medications are prescribed to you, make sure you take them at the prescribed times to help you with your healing process.
As you can see, there are things you can do to help yourself with a smooth and steady recovery. By applying these tips, you can feel good about getting the most about your surgical treatment. If you still have questions, please call us today at 860-644-0099. Our friendly team is happy to give you the information you need for a healthy recovery and healthy smile.