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How to Prepare Your Home Prior to Oral Surgery

Posted on 5/10/2019 by Dr. Michael Allard
How to Prepare Your Home Prior to Oral SurgeryThere are many different types of oral surgery. The success of the surgery depends on any different factors. One of those factors is the care you get when you go home after oral surgery. It can make the difference between success and failure in some cases. To better the chances for success of an oral surgery, it is a good idea to prepare you home before you get anything done. These are some of the things that can help the recovery from oral surgery.

Getting the Supplies for Oral Surgery

The amount of preparation depends on the type of oral surgery you get. There are relatively minor procedures that only take a day or so to recover from and there are other procedures that will require you to make changes in your routine for a longer period of time. It is important that you have the right supplies on hand to help with your recovery after oral surgery. Make sure you have some of these things on hand and ready to use.

•  Pain Medications. It is possible that you will have prescription pain medications that you get after the surgery, but it is also good to have OTC pain medications ready too.
•  Gauze. Depending on the type of oral surgery, some bleeding may occur and the best way to deal with it is by having gauze on hand.
•  Soft Toothbrush. You still probably need to brush your teeth, but it is best to get a soft bristled brush for after the surgery.
•  Mouth Rinse. An antiseptic mouth rinse can help with the recovery from many types of oral surgeries.
•  Soft Food. Stock up on soft foods that you like such as pudding, oatmeal or other things to help you get the nourishment you need without causing problems for the surgical site.

Get Help
One thing that many people don't do after oral surgery is ask for help. They don't want to rely on others, but it is not a bad thing. From arranging to have someone drive you home from the procedure to having someone stay with you for the first day or so after the surgery, there is nothing wrong with getting help. The less you have to do after oral surgery, the easier it is to start the road to recovery.

There are many keys to successful recovery from oral surgery, but one of the most important is preparation. For more information about how to prepare for any type of oral surgery, contact our office to schedule an appointment to talk to one of our dental professionals.
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