Oral surgery can be a daunting experience, but with the right aftercare, you can ensure a smooth and successful recovery. After your procedure, it's important to rest and follow your oral surgeon's instructions. Avoid hot foods and drinks for several hours and don't use a straw for at least 24 hours. Soft foods are recommended for the first 24 hours, and you should avoid hard, crunchy foods in the area where the surgery was performed for the first 6 to 8 weeks.
Additionally, you should not lift heavy objects or do strenuous exercise for the first few days after oral surgery. On the day of your oral surgery, it's important to rest and avoid anything hot. Clear liquids such as juices, broths, jelly, and hot tea and coffee are recommended. Your oral surgeon will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, so be sure to follow them closely.
On the second day after your procedure, you can begin rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. This will help reduce swelling and keep your mouth clean. Be sure to consume only liquids or soft foods for the first or second day after oral surgery. If bleeding continues for more than 24 hours or is so severe that the gauze needs to be changed more often, call your dentist or oral surgeon.
If you have any questions about the surgery or the recovery process, don't hesitate to contact your oral surgeon or medical staff at OMSNashville. At OMSNashville, we specialize in oral surgery, dental implants, dental crowns, porcelain veneers and dental cleanings. To schedule a consultation on dental implants, wisdom tooth extraction, all in 4, or any other oral procedure, contact us today.