Summerlin: (702) 660-5576
3635 S. Town Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
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6200 N. Durango Dr, Bldg 12, Ste. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89149

What Can You Safely Do After Oral Surgery?

Posted on 10/27/2017 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Oral Surgery Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery NV 89149-4475
Oral surgery can be a serious surgery to have. This is because you're removing teeth, leaving an open wound that needs to heal and certain things should be avoided.

While, our dentists and oral surgeons are great with providing information on what can and cannot be done, it is important to keep them in mind once the surgery is over.

You want to heal safely and correctly, so ensure that you follow all of the directions given by our dentists and oral surgeons so that you can have a better, healthier smile overall once your surgery is complete.

Do's and Don'ts of Oral Surgery

•  Do not smoke or do drugs after surgery. Not only does this interfere with the healing process, but it can cause a painful condition known as dry socket.
•  Do clean the area using warm salt water. Swish in the mouth several times a day, 24 hours after surgery.
•  Do eat soft, bland food such as smoothies, soup and applesauce
•  Do not sleep with the gauze in your mouth after surgery, as this is a choking hazard.
•  Do not brush or floss in the area until your dentist advises you to do so.
•  Do not eat hard, crunchy or sharp foods for a few weeks following surgery.
•  Do keep up on antibiotics and pain medication that is given.
•  Do show up to follow up appointments to ensure that the wound area is properly healing.

Call Our Office with Further Questions
If you have further questions regarding what you should and should not do before or after oral surgery, then call our office. Speak with one of our professionals to find out if you're able to get the help you need. They can clear up any questions you may have and ensure that you heal properly.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at Centennial Hills: (702) 660-5574, Summerlin: (702) 660-5576 today.


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3635 S. Town Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89135

(702) 660-5576

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6200 N. Durango Dr, Bldg 12, Ste. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89149

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