Most patients can resume normal activities within 48 hours after oral surgery. Raising your head with 2 or 3 pillows while lying down will reduce suppuration and swelling. It's essential to relax and take it easy for the first few days after surgery, avoiding high-intensity exercises such as running, karate, swimming, and all other intense workouts. Patients should not bend down or lift heavy objects for 2-3 days and should avoid strenuous activities for 3 to 5 days.
Swimming and water sports should also be avoided for at least 3 to 5 days. It should be remembered that patients are more likely to be injured if they perform strenuous physical activities or contact sports when they are tired. For oral surgeries involving the sinuses or near the sinuses, it's important to avoid blowing your nose during recovery time. Some patients make the mistake of applying heat and ice to aid healing and ease discomfort after oral surgery.
If you have any questions about recovering from your oral surgery, don't hesitate to call your oral surgeon's office. Taking the necessary precautions after an oral surgery procedure is essential for a successful recovery. Following these guidelines will help you heal faster and get back to your normal routine in no time.