Your Oral Health Following Any Type of Oral Surgery Should Be Your First Priority
Posted on 4/20/2019 by Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group
After you've had any type of oral surgery, you need to keep a close eye on your oral health. The goal of your oral surgery, no matter what the procedure was, was to improve your oral health.
After you've gone through the pain, time, and cost of oral surgery, you don't want to do anything to jeopardize the results. That's why you need to look for signs that something is wrong while also making certain you practice good oral health practices.
Don't Backslide If you needed oral surgery because of poor oral hygiene, you want to make certain you focus on developing good brushing and flossing practices. Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. You can also use mouthwash. If you're uncertain about how to properly brush, we can teach you.
You should also watch how much sugar you're consuming. In addition to having other detrimental effects on your body, eating too many sugary foods will damage your teeth, gums, and mouth. This is especially true if you aren't brushing regularly.
Carefully Watch Your Mouth
While most people don't have any issues following oral surgery, there is risk of infection or other problems. That's why you should keep an eye on the surgery site for a few weeks. Note any odd swelling or excessive bleeding, and call us if you have any concerns. It's better to be overly cautious than to later discover there's a problem.
Make Your Six-Month Cleanings
We know it can be a pain to schedule your six-month cleanings. You have to take time off work or find someone to watch your young kids. The cleanings themselves can irritate your mouth, especially if you have sensitive gums. But these appointments aren't just for cleanings.
They also give us a chance to make certain there's nothing wrong. We often catch issues early during cleanings and can take care of them before you need surgery. If you don't have a cleaning scheduled, call us today to make an appointment.
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