Oral surgery is a serious treatment, and it’s important to do all you can to have a successful recovery afterward. That is why our team here at DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Irving, Texas, is happy to offer you tips and information, so you can have a successful healing recovery and receive the best results possible.
-Rest: Rest after any major surgery is essential to your recovery. Give yourself a relaxing break and sufficient time to recover. When you lie down, please make sure you keep your head propped up with pillows at an angle to reduce swelling and bleeding that may occur.
-Ice: Ice is an effective way to reduce swelling in your affected area. It’s best to treat with an ice pack for about 15 minutes unless told otherwise by your doctor.
-Foods: Once you are ready to eat again, stick to some soft foods or a liquid-based diet and drink plenty of water. Foods like yogurts, soups, smoothies, and mashed potatoes are soft and excellent choices. Harder foods may cause pain and irritation for a while after surgery, which is why we recommend a softer diet.
-Medications: If medications are prescribed to you, make sure you take them at the prescribed times to help you with your healing process.
If you still have questions, please call us at 972-594-7414 today. Our staff is happy to help you during the recovery period in any way we can. So, if you have questions or would like to learn more about your oral care, don’t hesitate to call. Our staff wishes you a happy and healthy recovery.