Last year I went through some dental surgery to remove my wisdom teeth, an experience which I really must say that I was very worried about. I don’t like going to the dentist at the bets of times, let alone going in for surrey. Thankfully I was fortunate enough to have a great dentist who gave me plenty of information about the procedure, and really set my mind at ease about a lot of things, after viewing Dr Kami Hoss Linkedin profile, I knew he would be the right fit for me.
The procedure itself wasn’t as bad as I thought, but the recovery was difficult and I wanted to share some tips with you on how to best get through it. Forewarned is forearmed and so here is what you should be preparing for.
As your body recovers from the procedure, you can expect to feel a great deal of pain in your mouth, and especially in the affected area. Teeth and gums are particularly sensitive which is why the pain can feel so severe, and so you must be sure that you are prepared to manage the pain. It is likely that your doctor will give you some prescribed medication such as acetaminophen, and so you must inform them of any allergies which you may have, to avoid a negative reaction to the drug. Usually you can get by with over-the-counter meds such as aspirin and paracetamol, so make sure that you stock up.
The reaction of you mouth to any form of intrusion such as that which will happen during a dental procedure, is to swell up as the wound heals. In order to reduce this swelling as soon as possible, you should look to use an ice pack on the area. If you do not have an ice pack, you can use something simple like a bag of frozen veg. Apply the ice to the area for long periods of time until the swelling starts to reduce. The cool temperature will help to both reduce swelling, and limit pain.
It is possible that you could have some bleeding after the procedure, and so it will be important that you know how best to manage this. Simply take a piece of gauze, place it where the bleeding is coming from, and bite down on it. The pressure of your bite will force some blood out of the affected area, and the gauze will then soak it up. Change your gauze every hour until the bleeding has stopped.
Make sure that you have a stocked kitchen with foods which you can digest without too much pain, smoothies, soups and yoghurts are great for post-dental surgery sustenance, as it requires very little work from your mouth. It is key that you plan ahead of time so that you can ensure that you have these foods ready, and that you don’t have to go out and about during your recovery.