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Recovering from Oral Surgery

Posted on 7/20/2016 by Dr. Michael Allard
A woman feeling pain after her oral surgery.Though the results of oral surgery are often highly desired and can be a reason for relief, or even excitement, the process of going through surgery and recovering from it, never brings feelings of cheer. There will be pain. Before you leave our office, we will advise you on the best ways to mitigate the uncomfortable healing, stave off infection, and increase the odds of successful results.

The information that we will send you home with may include the following:

•  Take it easy - Don't try to return to work or fulfill obligations until you are absolutely ready. In most cases this may be a day or two, sometimes longer.
•  Take the prescribed medication - If you are prescribed an antibacterial, be sure to take it completely and as prescribed. If you are prescribed a painkiller, take the minimum amount necessary as needed.
•  Use Caution - The first day or two, be cautious of your wound site. Be careful to not cause any damage. Do not use straws for drinking as the sucking motion can cause wounds to open and induce bleeding. Eat only soft foods and avoid the site as possible.
•  Cleaning the site - By the second day, you should be able to begin gently cleaning the area. We first recommend gargling salt water. This will wash out any debris and excessive bacteria, it will also induce a healing response from your tissue.
•  Look for anything that seems unusual - If bleeding seems to be excessive contact our office immediately or seek medical attention. If the pain does not seem to subside after multiple days, contact our office or seek medical attention.

If you begin to run a fever, contact our office immediately or seek medical attention. Look for signs that seem out of place or unusual to you, you know your body best.
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