If you have recently undergone oral surgery or plan to at some point in the near future, then our team here at Village Pointe Oral Surgery in Omaha, Nebraska, is happy to give you some oral surgery recovery tips, to help you recover and have a more successful healing period. These tips include:
-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.
As you can see, there are many ways you can help yourself recovery safely and effectively with these simple tips and tricks. There are many reasons to require an oral surgery. Luckily, the recovery process may be easier when you apply these tips into your recovery process. If you still have questions or would like to learn more about the recovery process, please call us today at 402-317-5657. We are happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral care.