What Activities Do You Need to Avoid Right After Oral Surgery?
Posted on 4/30/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
After you have oral surgeries, you will be given paperwork and information regarding the things you need to do when you get home. The list of these things is daunting, but there is another list that is also important to know about.
As much as you need to do some things, you also need to avoid doing other things. These activities could cause more problems after the surgery.
Things to Avoid After an Oral Surgery
No one wants to hear that they cannot do things they enjoy. The good thing is that after oral surgery, many people do not feel like doing anything. For the first day or two after oral surgery, it is best to engage in only light activities. You should take some time and get some rest.
Over the course of a few days, the amount of activity you can do will increase and you can get back to normal within the week. Besides restricting yourself to light activities, there are some things to definitely avoid.
Smoking - Although it is never a good idea to smoke or use tobacco products this is especially true after oral surgery.
Drinking - The alcohol does not help the oral surgery site heal and is also dangerous in combination with any other medications used for the oral surgery recovery.
Eating hot and acidic foods - These not only damage the surgical site, they also can upset a stomach that may not feel so great.
Chewing gum or other sticky foods and candy - These are habits that do not work well after oral surgery.
Many oral surgeries use light or mild sedation These do not take long to wear off and a person can resume normal activities fairly quickly. To give the best chance to help the oral surgery site heal, it is best to slowly go back to a full schedule of activities.
It is not a bad idea to take a few days off of work or school. Exercising can wait a few days. Anything that causes discomfort is best to avoid after surgery. You should use common sense and listen to your body when deciding what to do and not do after surgery
For any questions you have regarding oral surgery or any other questions that our dental professionals can help you with, contact our offices.