How to Help Recovery After Oral Surgery

Having an oral surgery can be a daunting process for many people who haven’t had a dental or oral surgery Warrington before. It’s critical to know what to expect after the operation along with what your recovery period will be looking like.

This is why we’ve compiled this useful blog post full of information, so that you can be prepared and comfortable before, during and after your oral surgery Warrington. Follow these general tips below, and you’ll recover in record time from your oral operation.

How to Help Recovery After Oral Surgery

Having an oral surgery can be a daunting process for many people who haven’t had a dental or oral surgery Warrington before. It’s critical to know what to expect after the operation along with what your recovery period will be looking like.

This is why we’ve compiled this useful blog post full of information, so that you can be prepared and comfortable before, during and after your oral surgery Warrington. Follow these general tips below, and you’ll recover in record time from your oral operation.

How to Help Recovery After Oral Surgery

Having an oral surgery can be a daunting process for many people who haven’t had a dental or oral surgery Warrington before. It’s critical to know what to expect after the operation along with what your recovery period will be looking like.

This is why we’ve compiled this useful blog post full of information, so that you can be prepared and comfortable before, during and after your oral surgery Warrington. Follow these general tips below, and you’ll recover in record time from your oral operation.

Follow your Surgeon’s Instructions

This advice seems quite obvious, however, many people simply don’t pay enough attention or follow their surgeon’s instructions post-surgery. If your surgeon tells you not to brush or mouthwash, then make sure to follow his or her instructions.

Whether the instructions are to avoid a tender spot of your mouth or to perform daily rinses with salt-water, it is very important that you always follow your surgeon’s instructions. They will know best about your specific oral surgery Warrington, along with what is best for you during the recovery process. 

Rest Lots

While oral surgery doesn’t seem like much for some, dental and oral operations can be quite taxing for the body, especially if you’ve been under anaesthetic. For the first few days, make sure to take things easy as your body has undergone a hefty and unexpected procedure.

It’s important to avoid activities that require great amounts of concentration, like driving or operating heavy machinery. Physically straining activities should also be generally avoided to avoid dislodging any blood clots or stitches you might have.

Be Careful about what you Eat

After a dental or oral surgery Warrington, your entire oral region will be very sensitive with swelling or bruises most likely. Along with this, if you had a tooth removed, you’ll have a blood clot that needs to stay undisturbed. For the first few days, stick with cold soft and liquid foods like applesauce and yoghurt.

It’s important to avoid food that is tough and chewy so that you don’t risk injuring or hurting your oral area. Avoiding hot and spicy foods is also recommended, as they can also irritate the oral area after an operation.

Avoid Alcohol and Tobacco

While this tip is also a general health tip we should follow at all times, after an oral surgery it’s especially important to avoid these two substances. Both alcohol and tobacco delay healing and greatly increase the risk of infection during recovery. The sucking action performed when smoking also puts you at risk of having your stitches come out early or your blood clots becoming dislodged.

If you are a regular drinker or smoker, take this as an opportunity for a break of at least a week.

Call Jones Dental to book your Oral Surgery Warrington Today 

Now that you’ve read over our handy guide on recovering after oral surgery, you’re all set to book or consult with Jones Dental Care about your upcoming oral surgery Warrington. If you’d like to talk with us about any kind of oral or dental procedure, be sure to call us at 01925 602 405.