Oral health is always a big factor in so many people's lives. This is why it is important to consider the health of your teeth and gums following oral surgery. This is a big procedure that has been done, leaving an open wound in the mouth.
The proper oral health is essential. Following these guidelines for keeping a healthier, happier smile, even after having oral surgery.
Keep the Wound Clean
Usually, when you eat something the food touches the gums and teeth and you'd brush and go about life. However, you may have to rinse out your mouth after each time you eat. This is to keep the food particles out of the wound.
Rinse with Warm Salt Water
After 24 hours has passed, it is important to rinse your mouth out with warm salt water. This will not only relieve some of the soreness and pain, but it can also reduce the swelling in the mouth that is causing all of the pain in the first place. It can be done several times a day to keep up on great health.
Always Take the Pain Killers Prescribed
Not only does this make you more comfortable, but it helps the area heal faster. You can then continue to live a normal life once the area is healed and the pain is gone. It is recommended to take them before the numbing wears off right after the procedure has been done.
Ask Our Surgeons
If you have further questions regarding your oral surgery care, it is important to speak with our surgeons. They can give you an in-depth, thorough list of things you can and cannot do following oral surgery.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (602) 842-4864 today.