Posted on 4/10/2019 by Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group
Having any type of oral surgery can be scary. We understand that you're going to be nervous, especially if you hate pain. That's why we recommend that you prepare for oral surgery by doing a few things at home before your appointment.
This way, you can go home and focus on recovering and resting instead of chores. Here are a few different things you can do to prep your house for oral surgery.
Clean Some people find it very difficult to rest in a messy room. If you know that's true for you, take the time to pick things up and clean before your surgery. Do the laundry, take out the garbage, and organize everything around you, especially in the room you'll be resting in. If you live with someone, talk to them about handling the cleaning for a few days, so you don't have to worry about it.
If you have young children, you may want to see if they can stay with a grandparent or friend for the night. This way, you can have a quiet space to rest and recover. This will also help keep your house clean.
Prepare Your Meals and Snacks You're going to be restricted on what you can eat for several days, so make sure you go to the grocery store and stock up on what you can eat. We'll give you a list of all the foods you should avoid or that you may want to eat. Pudding and gelatin are good foods that you don't have to chew. You may want to cook any soft foods you want ahead of time so all you have to do is reheat them.
Be sure to have everything prepared and to have plenty of water to drink. Stocking the bedside table or coffee table with bottled water can be a good idea so you don't have to get up to get refills.
Want more advice on what to eat and drink after your oral surgery? Be sure to talk to us during your consultation or call us today for more information.
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