Diet, Activity Changes, and Other Things to Expect After Oral Surgery

Be Careful with Your Oral Care!

After surgery, among the priorities would be promoting wound healing and preventing excessive bleeding. The empty socket or site of extraction would be packed with gauze, which should be replaced when soaked. Avoid other oral injuries if your mouth is still numb by taking care not to bite your cheeks, tongue, and lip.

Your usual routine for oral hygiene, which should involve brushing your teeth and flossing, would have to be modified by using gentler strokes and avoiding the site of the surgery. Your dentist will also instruct you on when and how often you can rinse your mouth with saltwater solutions. In some cases, you may have to delay the routine, even gargling immediately after the surgery.


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