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If you have recently undergone oral surgery, then it’s very important to properly recover. If you take the healing period seriously and take good care of your smile, you will have a pristine oral health and a top-notch smile. So, to help you completely recover following oral surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, please use these recovery tips:

-Make sure you rest for a few days following the surgery. When you lie down, make sure you keep your head propped up with pillows to limit swelling and bleeding.

-Apply ice packs outside the treated area for 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling.

-Stick to a soft-foods and liquid diet. Some recommended foods to eat include soups, yogurts, fruit, milkshakes, smoothies, and mashed potatoes.

-If your doctor gave you antibiotics, you will need to take them as recommended. Make sure to finish taking all of the medicine so it can have a full effect on your body.

-Keep your mouth as clean as possible. After 24 hours, rinse your mouth at least four times a day with warm saltwater. We also recommend rinsing after each meal and snack. Rinsing will help wash away and kill the bacteria that can harm and infect the treated area.

If you have any questions regarding these recovery tips, please do not hesitate to give Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery a call at 918.743.1351. We also strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Daniel Cannon, if you experience any problems with the surgical site. We are here to help you in any way we can!