Oral Surgery Recovery Is Something You Need to Make Sure You Prepare For
Posted on 1/10/2019 by Office
If you are going to be having oral surgery soon, there are some things that you can do ahead of time to prepare for your recovery. Remember that each surgery is different, but here is some general information that we think that you will find helpful.
Going Home Your recovery will begin the moment that the surgery has finished. Make sure that you have transportation to get you home safely. You will not be able to drive immediately after the surgery. We will let you know ahead of time how long you should wait before you get behind the wheel.
Dental Friendly Foods
Have some foods that you will be able to eat at home so that you are not trying to find something to eat after the surgery. You will want things that are easy to eat. Many types of soup are good. Other soft foods such as oatmeal and yogurt that is low in sugar will be a good thing to have on hand. Do not buy foods that are acidic, and you will also want to stay away from things that are high in sugar while you heal. It is important to eat because that will help with the healing process.
Other Items There are some general items that you will want to have on hand. Many patients like to have an ice pack to help with pain and swelling. You will want a thermometer to make it easier to make sure that there is no infection. Even though we will prescribe something for the pain, you should also have an over the counter pain reliever.
We will give you instructions for recovering from your oral surgery ahead of time, so you will know what to expect. Be patient, because you will feel better soon.
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