Are you scheduled for Florida Oral Surgery anytime soon? If that’s the case then you’re probably wondering what comes next after being wheeled into the recovery room to rest. Here’s what to expect after Florida Oral Surgery:
This usually happens within 24 hours after a tooth is extracted. For at least an hour, try to gently bite down with firm pressure using the gauze that your dentist gave you. Your dentist may also recommend you to moisten the gauze by taking small sips of water. However, if bleeding persists, you’ll need to call your oral surgeon.
Swelling is a normal response to oral surgery. If swelling becomes uncomfortable, make sure that your head is kept elevated with a pillow. For the first 24 hours following your Florida Oral Surgery, you can place an ice pack on your face to help with pain. On average, swelling should completely cease in a matter of 7 to 10 days.
The level of pain felt after a Florida Oral Surgery is dependent on the extent of the procedure. To help you deal with the post-operative discomfort, your dentist will prescribe any pain medication you may need. You should carefully follow your dentist’s instructions if you’ve been prescribed an antibiotic to prevent infection.
Your dentist will instruct you to avoid any strenuous physical activity within 2 to 3 days following your surgery. After at least 2 days of rest, you can expect to be able to go on with your normal daily activities.
You should avoid mouthwash, spitting, and vigorous rinsing for 1 day. Try to gently brush and floss as long as you’re able to open your mouth wide enough. It’s highly recommended to lightly rinse your mouth with salt water (1 tablespoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water) after 1 day to keep the surgical site clean.
You can count on Dr. Francisco Montamarta to make your Florida Oral Surgery successful and restore your oral health. Our highly-skilled dental team upholds a strong standard of excellence in giving the best personalized dental care. Schedule a consultation with us today.