Oral Care After Dental Surgery

Complex Dental Surgery in the oral cavity do not pass without leaving a trace for the body, and full recovery does not take place in 1 day. It takes several days or even weeks for rehabilitation and wound healing, during which it is necessary to strictly follow all the doctor’s instructions for oral care.

oral care

  • Bleeding control
  • Remove swelling and pain
  • Prevention of infections
  • Oral hygiene
  • Nutrition during rehabilitation

Bleeding Control After Dental Surgery

Slight bleeding is allowed immediately after the operation, usually, by the end of the day, it stops. At the same time, when brushing teeth or spitting after eating, saliva may have a pinkish tint. This is also normal in the first 2-3 days after dental surgery. If you experience bloody discharge from the gums for several days, see your doctor. 

In case of gum bleeding, pinch the sore spot with your finger for 20 minutes. As an additional measure, you can put very cold water in your mouth and hold for 5 minutes. You can also place a tea bag over the bleeding area for oral care.

When resting at night, place some pillows under your head to raise your jaw. Place a towel over the pillows in case of bleeding.

Important! Try not to irritate the operated area with unnecessary touches and manipulations. It is better to chew food on the healthy half of the teeth, rinse the teeth very carefully, without sudden movements. 

Give up smoking during rehabilitation (or better, in general, because it is among smokers that the percentage of gum and dental diseases is the highest), do not drink through a straw. Refrain from brushing your teeth on the first day of oral care.

How To Reduce Swelling And Pain

Pain is the body’s normal response to dental surgery. The main thing is that it goes away within the first 3-5 days after the operation and does not worsen. Observe yourself, every day the discomfort should be less pronounced. 

dental surgery

Ketarol, Nurofen, Dexalgin 25, Trigan-D and other such medicines will help to relieve obsessive throbbing in the mouth. Take the medicines according to the instructions of your doctor. If you feel that after a week the pain has not gone away, but has become stronger, see your doctor.

Be careful when taking pain medications. They can cause drowsiness, loss of attention. Refrain from driving and cycling during the rehabilitation period.

Edema is also normal and is stable for the first 3 days after dental surgery. 

During this period, apply cold compresses more often (every 6 hours for 20 minutes), in no case warm the sore spot. Sleep in the healthy half at night.

Prevention Of Infections For Oral Care

During the healing period, the operated area is especially sensitive and vulnerable. In order not to introduce a new infection, as already mentioned, chew food only on the healthy half of the teeth. Stop smoking. During rehabilitation, take antibiotics, they will prevent the development of microbes that have entered the gums in time.

Be prepared for the fact that in the first 3 days after dental surgery, the body temperature may rise to 38 ° C. If there is no improvement after the indicated period or the temperature is above the indicated threshold, immediately consult a doctor for oral care.

Oral hygiene

Due to the increased vulnerability of the gums, traditional tooth brushing will have to be limited for a while. Use your usual brush to clean only the healthy area. In the affected area, you can gently brush off food debris with a soft brush. During the healing period, rinsing with antiseptic solutions is indicated. 

The universal remedy is Chlorhexidine. It’s less concentrated and more palatable variation is Corsodyl. The solution must be held at the site of the operation for 1-3 minutes, and then spit out.

dental surgeon

Metrogyl-denta gel will help speed up the healing process. It is applied to the gums in a thick layer, after which you need to refrain from eating and drinking for 30 minutes. Best applied after meals.

Nutrition During Rehabilitation

In the first hours after surgery, you should have food at room temperature on your plate. It is best to skip hot food for a couple of days. In this case, the diet should be balanced, because the body needs strength to recover. If you are on a weight loss diet, temporarily skip it. 

Take care of your teeth and gums seriously after surgery. Visit your dentist regularly, stop self-medication, and follow your doctor’s orders. Be healthy! for more information contact our service team members!

Leave a Comment

Dental Done Differently!

Subscribe for access to exclusive Discounts, Promos, Events and all the latest news in our Newsletter