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Are you getting ready for oral surgery? If so, you need to properly recover to restore the health and function of your teeth and gums. The recovery process is serious and very important and there are things that can interrupt and delay recovery. Our dentist, Dr. Scott Timmons, is happy to explain those things to you.

-Don’t forget to rest. Resting is very important for recovery. The dentist will tell you when you can resume your normal activities.

-Don’t brush your teeth for the first 24 hours following surgery. Brushing can disturb the healing surgical site and cause pain, especially because the mouth is still very sensitive after treatment.

-Don’t forget to ice your jaw if the dentist tells you to do so. Icing can reduce pain and swelling.

-Your doctor may tell you not to use a straw or eat hard foods. Doing these things can harm the surgical site and cause complications.

-Don’t forget to take your prescribed medication and follow your dentist’s recovery instructions. The medication can help you have a more comfortable recovery and the instructions can help you heal faster and better.

Do you have any questions about how to properly recover following oral surgery in Wyoming, Minnesota? If so, please reach out to Wyoming Family Dental when you get the chance. Our dental team is happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for, so don’t be afraid to contact us at 651-462-5150 now.