What You Need to Avoid in the Days After Oral Surgery
Posted on 5/30/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Most people who have oral surgery hope for a good outcome. They want the recovery from the surgery to go smoothly and without any big problems. Most people get their wish.
Some people suffer complications that no one planned for. Other people bring on problems because of choices they make after the surgery. They do things they should not do. The best way to prevent this is to know what to avoid after oral surgery.
Start with Diet
One of the key things to think about after oral surgery is what types of foods you need to include in your diet. Because you do not want to damage the site of the surgery, making the right choices for food plays a big role in your recovery. Hard foods, chewy foods and sticky foods can all cause damage.
Foods that are high in acids or are spicy also represent a danger to the surgical site. While you do need to avoid these foods immediately after the surgery, but you do not want to avoid them for too long a period of time. As the surgical site heals, you can add these foods back into your diet slowly.
Activities to Avoid In addition to finding the right diet to follow, you also need to consider the activities that you engage in. It is best to avoid vigorous exercise in the days following oral surgery. You also want to avoid anything that would put excessive stress in your mouth and the surgical site. The best thing that you can do is get as much rest as possible after surgery. That gives your body the chance to heal itself.
Some surgical procedures require more sedation than others. In those cases, it is a good idea to avoid driving immediately after the surgery. If you remain on pain medications, you may want to extend that and similar activities for a few days.
For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact tour office to schedule an appointment.