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How Does Recovery Feels Like After Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery
How Does Recovery Feels Like After Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery?Oral and maxillofacial surgery is an outpatient treatment. Thus, it does not require hospitalization. Like any other surgery, this dentistry procedure has some side effects. You can expect bleeding or discomfort within a few hours after the surgery. Some patients experience swelling, which increases for 2 to 3 days. On average, the recovery time after oral and maxillofacial surgery ranges between 7 to 14 days, depending on the type of anesthesia used and postoperative care. During recovery, it is good to implement proper care and hygiene to prevent complications. Here are measures that ensure faster recovery after oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Follow the Prescribed Medication

After the surgery, the oral surgeon may prescribe medication so your mouth can heal safely. For instance, some antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs may be provided to prevent infection. By following the medication guidelines, you can facilitate recovery.

Pay Attention to The Diet

Another way to fasten the recovery process is by consuming nutritious meals. This can boost your immune system, thus, speeding up recovery. In the early days after the surgery, it is vital to avoid hot meals. Cold foods are easy to ingest, hence providing pain relief while eating. Also, it is recommended to consume soft or liquid food since it does not require a lot of chewing.

Proper Dental Hygiene

Poor oral hygiene can increase the risk of infection. Infections can cause the wound to worsen. That's why proper oral hygiene should be your first consideration. Regular cleaning using a post-surgical or soft bristle toothbrush should be implemented. Also, a mouthwash or gel is a good way to maintain oral hygiene after oral and maxillofacial surgery.

The recovery time after surgery largely depends on the care carried out by the patient. Therefore, it is best to emphasize on care for oral hygiene.


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