The Don’ts of Oral Surgery Recovery

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You deserve a top-notch oral health and smile, which is why our doctor, Dr. Ralph Hoffmann, proudly offers oral surgery. With their help, you can have the strong and healthy teeth and gums you need. However, oral surgery is only beneficial if you recover properly. If you don’t, you could suffer many consequences. So, please follow your doctor’s healing instructions after surgery and don’t do the following things:

First, don’t work out, play sports, do any heavy lifting or even bend over to pick something up. In other words, don’t overexert yourself. You need to rest for two to three days following treatment.

Second, don’t eat hot, hard, or crunchy foods. It’s important to avoid hot foods because when your mouth is numb, you can’t feel how warm the product is, which improves the chances of you burning your tongue and oral tissues. It’s important to avoid eating crunchy and hard foods because the foods could slip and harm the surgical area.

Third, don’t clean the area of the mouth that was treated until your dentist says so. This means you should avoid brushing, flossing, and rinsing until recommended.

Fourth, don’t smoke or drink alcohol because smoking and drinking can delay the healing process and even cause complications (like dislodged blood clots that help the wound heal).

For more information and details about how to properly recover after oral surgery in Charlotte, North Carolina, please contact Prosthodontics of the Carolinas at 704-364-3770 when you can. Our professional team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to giving you the answers you need!