Everyone will have a unique recovery process following oral surgery.
Some folks will heal faster, others will take a little longer, but at the end of the day as long as you focus on the post surgery care tips and tricks provided by the experts here at Rotary Way Oral Surgery you shouldn’t have much to worry about.
Not only will these professionals help with minimally invasive procedures designed to speed up the recovery process, but they also provide post-operative care that can get you on the road to recovery ASAP.
Tips and Tricks for Speeding Up Your Recovery
Sleep is Everything
The odds are pretty good you’re going to wake up from your oral surgery feeling pretty groggy, but that’s normal – particularly when sedation solutions are used. It’s important that someone is available to take you home following your surgery but it’s just as important to try and get as much sleep as you can in the first four or five days following this procedure as well.
According to a sleep study from the Journal of Applied Physiology, your body heals fastest when it is sleeping. Give it plenty of opportunity to do exactly that!
Smarter Food Choices
The food you put into your mouth is going to play a huge role in recovery, too. You’ll want to choose softer foods, cooler foods, and foods that you don’t have to choose a whole bunch as much as possible. Avoid crunchy foods and snacks that can get stuck or lodged in your teeth or the surgical site for sure.
You also want to steer clear of straws as much as possible (especially if you’ve had an extraction). They can wreak havoc and cause some serious postoperative issues that delay your progress significantly.
Don’t Brush or Floss
This is going to be hard for a lot of people that take really good care of their smile, but for the first 24 to 72 hours you’ll want to avoid brushing, flossing, and even using mouthwash.
Too much stimulation this early on can delay your recovery by a significant margin and it’s just going to cause a lot of pain and inflammation at the surgery site. Wait about a day or two before you do anything, and slowly get yourself back into the swing of things with a simple saltwater mouth swish for the first week or so.
Pain Relief Tips
Any surgery is going to bring about at least a little bit of pain, and your ability to manage this pain is going to come down to the postoperative care prescribed by your Rotary Way Oral Surgery specialist, the pain tolerance that you personally have, and whether or not you are looking to take advantage of OTC medications after the initial prescription runs out.
It’s important to remember that the folks at Rotary Way Oral Surgery are here to help you every single step of the way. Be sure to lean on their expertise, knowledge, and wisdom to help you with your post operative recovery, leaning on these experts to not only get you through the procedure itself but to get your smile back to better than brand-new after the procedure, too.