When Trying to Reduce Swelling After Oral Surgery, Consider Frozen Yogurt
Posted on 2/25/2018 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
After oral surgery, patients are expected to experience swelling. The amount of swelling will depend on the type of surgery completed as well as how the patient is able to heal.
We recommend that you use ice packs in order to reduce swelling, but you can also enjoy cold treats to help with the swelling from the inside of the mouth. Read on to see how you can use frozen yogurt to your advantage when experiencing swelling after oral surgery.
Soft Frozen Yogurt
Frozen yogurt is a yummy treat at any time, but can be helpful after oral surgery. When you have a tooth extracted, the inside of the mouth can be painful around the area where the tooth was removed.
The gums will swell and you may see the swelling in your face on the outside of the affected area. We recommend that you use ice packs on your face to help with swelling. However, you can also use cold foods to assist with treating the swollen gums.
Frozen yogurt is a perfect treat to enjoy after oral surgery and it can help to heal swollen gums. The yogurt is soft, so it does not involve any chewing motions, so you avoid the pain of using your mouth. The frozen yogurt is cold, so that your gums feel a sense of numbness and less pain as you enjoy the frozen treat.
If you live near a frozen yogurt shop, have a friend or family member stop by to get you a nice cold treat. Grocery stores also sell frozen yogurt, so you can stock up before surgery in order to be ready to eat your favorite flavors once surgery is complete. Allow the yogurt to sit out a bit if it is too hard to create more softness when eating.
We are happy to assist you with learning more about what foods to use to help with swelling after oral surgery so you can recover well.