Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
Whether you are having a single tooth extracted or multiple teeth removed all at one time, it's important you are proactive about your oral surgery recovery. Proactivity leads to fewer complications and less discomfort, which in turn help you heal more quickly.
All tooth extractions cause trauma to your jaw bone and will lead to some pain, swelling, and other discomforts. However, to lessen their severity, you can be proactive by following each of these tips:
Tip: Consume Frozen or Cold Foods for Help with Pain and Swelling
As long as you don't have any oversensitivity to cold, then ice cream, milkshakes, and fruit smoothies make great options for getting some nourishment and lessening the pain and swelling inside of your mouth.
Tip: Promote Healing and Prevent Post-Surgical Infections by Rinsing with Warm Salt Water
Surprisingly, inexpensive table salt dissolved in some warm water is one of the absolute best ways to alleviate post-surgical pain, promote healing, and prevent infections.
Since it isn't safe to brush the area where your oral surgery took place until it heals, rinsing your mouth with salt water is necessary to keep everything clean and disinfected.
If you fear the salt will make the surgical site burn or cause other discomforts, rest assured this just isn't the case. In fact, the salty water will make the area feel a lot better.
Tip: Take Your Course of Antibiotics Until the Bottle Is Empty
The problem of antibiotic resistance is a growing issue in the United States. In order to successfully combat antibiotic resistance, it's important that every person prescribed antibiotics take the complete course of medication.
If you only take your antibiotics for a few days, then you could end up with a much worse infection than you otherwise would if one happens to set in. So, take your medication until the bottle is empty both for your own health as well as that of others.
Tip: Contact Your Oral Surgeon with Any Healing Concerns You Develop
In conclusion, if you have any concerns about the way your surgical site is healing, then it's completely appropriate to contact your oral surgeon's office for advice.
If you fear something may be infected or are experiencing any other healing complications, then contacting your oral surgeon sooner rather than later is always the best policy. This allows them the opportunity to treat minor complications before they become bigger issues. For more information, contact an oral surgery service near you.Share
18 June 2019