How to Properly Recover After Oral Surgery

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If you’ve recently restored your oral health with oral surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then it’s best to do all you can to properly recover. If you take the recovery period seriously, you will have the best results possible. So, to help you recover, our Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team encourages you to do the following things:

-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.

-Ice outside the treated area with an ice pack for 15 minutes at a time.

-After the bleeding and swelling resides, stick to a soft-foods and liquid diet. Some good products to eat are soups, yogurts, fruit, milkshakes, smoothies, and mashed potatoes.

-If your doctor gave you antibiotics, make sure to take them at the prescribed times.

-Keep your mouth clean by rinsing with warm saltwater four times a day after the first 24 hours.

To learn more about recovery tips following oral surgery, please call our office at 918-743-1351 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Daniel Cannon, if you have any concerns. We are here to help you in any way we can!