Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Preparation and Recovery
Posted on 3/7/2022 by Pacific Maxillofacial Center
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is used to treat a range of complex dental complications and medical conditions affecting the mouth, jaws, teeth, and face, among many others. The main reason why most people usually undergo oral and maxillofacial surgery is to reconstruct their oral cavity, address areas affected by trauma or require procedures involving the jaw such as implant placement.
How to Prepare
It is advisable to meet with an oral surgeon before the procedure and get the rundown on what the procedure entails, and the downtime involved. Discussing the surgery in great detail also gives the patient peace of mind. This includes inquiring about drugs that are prescribed or otherwise. If you feel anxious about the surgery, talking to an expert goes a long way to ensure that you are mentally prepared.
The next vital step involves organizing transportation and post-operative care. It is not advisable to drive yourself after surgery since even local anesthesia can make you less steady behind the wheel. If you are undergoing a complex procedure, having someone drive you to and from your appointment, and tend to various chores at home is recommended.
Recovery After Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
There are many procedures done under oral and maxillofacial surgery, resulting in varying recovery times. Most people resume their daily routine after a few days, but some factors determine the recovery rate. These factors include the patient's general health, after-surgery care, and other lifestyle factors such as smoking.
The dental expert will recommend the most suitable dietary plan and oral hygiene routine, vital for recovery. Eating smaller meals is advisable instead of full meals, especially during the initial weeks after surgery. It is important to schedule follow-up appointments with a dentist or oral surgeon for comprehensive after-surgery care.
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