Preparing for dental surgery should include thinking about what you need to do after treatment. It helps to have a reliable and professional dentistry team who will guide you through the process and provide information on aftercare. Each procedure is different, so do not rely on advice from well-meaning friends and family.
Post Treatment Pain and Discomfort
After oral surgery, you are likely to experience some level of pain and discomfort. The level of pain you will experience will depend on the type of treatment you have received. Typically, you can expect to see bleeding from the gums, some swelling and pain around the treated area and jaw. Your dentist will provide advice and pain management to help decrease the amount of discomfort, as much as possible.
Limited Activities After A Dental Surgery
It is normal to expect limitations in activities after dental surgery. Make sure to discuss any day-to-day activities which you think may impact your recovery. For instance, if you take part in a sport that could result in injury, you will need to arrange time off to allow your mouth to heal. This is especially important if you have undergone cosmetic surgery. Downtime is relatively short after most surgeries, so limiting your activities will not have much of an adverse effect on your life.
Managing Your Diet
During the recovery period after surgery, you will find it difficult to eat certain foods. Your dentist may also recommend permanent changes to your diet, depending on the oral health problem that necessitated the surgery in the first place. To avoid having to go through further surgeries, it pays to heed any advice provided by your dentistry team.
One of the major causes of patients requiring surgery is poor oral hygiene practices. Your dentist will provide specific instructions on how to keep your mouth clean in the days immediately after your surgery. It is also essential that you maintain your oral health by practicing effective brushing and cleaning, as well as attending regular appointments for checkups and cleanings.
Dynamic Dental Solutions provide comprehensive exams that allow us to fully assess the needs of our patients. We discuss your treatment options in an open and friendly environment, allowing you to make informed decisions about your own oral health.
Call today to book your first appointment with Dynamic Dental Solutions and begin your journey toward better oral health and hygiene.