Like any procedure, knowing the details of the process is vital to success. However, knowing the recovery process is also vital to a healthy and successful recovery. That is why our team here at Artistic Dentistry in San Clemente, California, is happy give you some tips and information to help you along with the recovery process. These tips include:
-Rest: Rest after any major surgery is essential to your recovery. Give yourself a relaxing break and sufficient time to recover. When you lie down, please make sure you keep your head propped up with pillows at an angle to reduce swelling and bleeding that may occur.
-Ice: Ice is an effective way to reduce swelling in your affected area. It’s best to treat with an ice pack for about 15 minutes unless told otherwise by your doctor.
-Foods: Once you are ready to eat again, stick to some soft foods or a liquid-based diet and drink plenty of water. Foods like yogurts, soups, smoothies, and mashed potatoes are soft and excellent choices. Harder foods may cause pain and irritation for a while after surgery, which is why we recommend a softer diet.
-Medications: If medications are prescribed to you, make sure you take them at the prescribed times to help you with your healing process.
If you still have questions and would like to speak to a member of our professional staff, please call us at 949-366-1177. We are happy to address your questions and help you feel confident about the entire surgical process and recovery time. So, call us today and let us answer your questions on your recovery.