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Recovery and aftercare

Recovery and aftercare

Recovery and care after dental surgery

Recovery and aftercare

Dental surgery is a procedure that is frequently performed to treat various oral difficulties. Following dental surgery, it is essential to follow a care plan to ensure a speedy and complication-free recovery.

Recovery time after dental surgery can range from 7 to 15 days, depending on the type of intervention. More complex surgical interventions will take longer.

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9 recommendations for a quick and complication-free recovery

These are some guidelines for recovery time after dental surgery:

Brush your teeth gently:

Brush your teeth gently

After the intervention, dental hygiene is important to avoid the accumulation of plaque and bacteria in the mouth. The intervened area should be brushed gently during the days following the intervention.

Eating soft foods:

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After dental surgery, hard and sticky foods should be avoided for a few days so as not to affect the operated area. It is recommended to eat bland foods such as soup, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, yogurt, and smoothies. Hot foods should not be consumed so as not to irritate the affected area.

Adequate rest:

Adequate rest

After surgery, it is indispensable to get adequate rest to allow the body to recover. It is advisable to rest in a semi-sitting position during the first days to facilitate the management of inflammation that may occur.

Avoid tobacco and alcohol use:

Avoid tobacco and alcohol consumption

Smoking and drinking alcohol can slow recovery after surgery. It is advisable to avoid this consumption for at least 24 hours after surgery.

Not Do Mouthwashes:

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It is important to avoid rinsing your mouth with water for the first 24 hours after dental surgery to avoid excessive bleeding or clot dissolution.

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Do not have sun exposure:

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After dental surgery, it is not pertinent to avoid direct sun exposure for several days to avoid swelling and pain.

Follow the dentist's instructions:

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Following the instructions on the care that must be taken with the affected area after surgery is essential. This may include some pain medications and antibiotics, applying ice, avoiding certain foods, not being physically active, and going to follow-up appointments.

Cold Therapy:

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Applying ice to the affected area for the first few days after dental surgery helps reduce swelling and pain. It is recommended to apply ice for 10 to 20 minutes every hour during the first 24 hours after the intervention.

Removing the stitches:

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It is relevant to assist the dentist with this step of the process and not to do it independently. The stitches should not remain for an excessive time, as this increases the risk of infection.

Control and monitoring: keys to a successful recovery

Control and monitoring

If you experience any complications, such as excessive bleeding, severe pain, or fever, it will be necessary to contact your dentist.

Achieving a successful recovery requires complying with the consultation schedule to control and monitor the postoperative process.

Accepting these recommendations after surgery is an important factor in guaranteeing a quick and complication-free recovery.

Conclusion

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