How do I prepare for surgery?
The preparation for oral surgery, as in any other surgical procedure, depends on the type of surgery and requires the strict following of the instructions given by the professional in charge.
Generally, what is common to all types of surgery is to make sure that on the day of the surgery you will not perform any tasks that require physical effort, to be accompanied to the appointment so as not to have to drive immediately after the surgery and to take all the medication prescribed by the oral surgeon.
As each individual is unique and the need for the surgical procedure differs according to the type of problem that exists, the oral surgeon himself will provide you with all the necessary information about the surgery to be performed as well as the pre and post-operative care. Therefore, the important thing is to follow all the instructions given by the accompanying professional.
Discover some of the most important aspects of recovery from oral surgery:
Following the instructions given for your oral surgery recovery is very important to achieve the goals you have set with your professional. Do not smoke or drink alcohol after surgery as this may delay your recovery. If you feel pain due to swelling, apply ice to reduce inflammation. Oral hygiene, ideally, should be performed with a post-surgical brush on the intervened area, without neglecting the correct cleaning of the other teeth.
It is important to be patient during the recovery period. Depending on the type of oral surgery, recovery can take from 48 hours to 1 month. Be sure to follow up with your specialist as per the instructions given by them.