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What Common Restrictions Are There Following Oral Surgery?

Posted on 7/15/2019 by Office
What Common Restrictions Are There Following Oral Surgery?There are many things that concern people about any oral surgery procedure. They worry that the procedure is painful, or they worry that it will affect the way they look. They also worry about what they have to do as they recover from the oral surgery.

They want to get back to their normal routine as soon as possible, but they will have to follow a few restrictions after undergoing oral surgery. These are some of the common restrictions people face.

Dietary Restrictions

Some of the hardest things for people to deal with after oral surgery is the dietary restrictions they have to follow. The most common suggestion after oral surgery is to follow a soft food diet. This means eating foods such as yogurt, smoothies and mashed potatoes. The dietary restrictions also suggest avoiding acidic and spicy foods. Alcohol and soda are off limits for most people. It is easy to think that you will have to eat nothing but bland, boring foods and this does not appeal to many people.

While it is important to follow the dietary restrictions after oral surgery, it is also important to remember that this is only temporary. Most people are able to add solid foods back into their diet in a few days after the surgery and can resume their normal diet in a week or two.

Avoiding Exercise
A body needs time to recover from any surgical procedure, even oral surgery. The surgery puts stress on the body and the best way to get over that stress is through rest. That is why there is a restriction on the amount of exercise you should do. It is best to avoid strenuous exercise during the initial recovery. Like the diet, you can slowly ramp up your exercise routine as you work your way through the recovery.

The best way to recover from any oral surgery is to listen to the restrictions placed on you. Failing to do this could mean a longer recovery time and more restrictions.

For more information about this and any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.


Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS

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