Are you excited for the holiday season? With the food, festivities, and fun holiday movies, who wouldn’t be? It isn’t called the “most wonderful time of the year” for nothing! Even so, for people who are currently recovering from oral surgery or about to undergo a procedure, the holidays may look a little different. So that you can continue to heal properly throughout all the chaos this time of year brings, here are three tips for recovering from oral surgery during the holidays.
Tip #1: Avoid Physical Activity
Though it may be tempting to play football with your cousins or go on a morning jog with your older sibling, take some time to relax and recover. Though cheering on your loved ones from the sidelines may not sound as exciting, it’s the best option to ensure that you don’t run into any issues in the healing process. Even so, spending time with family and friends can make recovery more bearable.
Tip #2: Stick to Soft Foods
Along with resting, you also need to make sure you eat the right things while recovering from oral surgery. This means skipping foods that are tough, spicy, sharp, or acidic. These can be difficult to chew and may also interrupt the healing process. Instead, stick to soft foods, such as:
- Mashed potatoes
- Scrambled eggs
- Smooth soups and broths
- Baked sweet potatoes
Tip #3: Postpone Travel If Possible
Are you planning to travel this holiday season? This may unfortunately not be the best idea after getting oral surgery. The changes in air pressure within the plane can make it harder to manage the discomfort you feel while healing. If possible, shift your travel dates until after your smile has healed completely.
Tip #4: Stay Hydrated
Last but not least, be sure to drink plenty of water. This is always keeping your smile healthy, but it’s even more beneficial after oral surgery. Avoid using a straw since the suction may agitate the surgical spot. Additionally, don’t drink any beverages with caffeine or carbonation in them if it can be avoided.
This holiday season, make sure to give your smile a little extra love so you can properly recover after oral surgery. Though it may take some extra planning, it will be worth it when you get to enjoy your healthy and fully healed beam!
About the Practice
Brown & Nawrocki Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry is a practice made up of compassionate, talented, and caring oral health professionals. They offer a wide range of treatments, such as preventive options that will help you avoid oral health issues. They can also give you tips on how to make it through the holiday season after undergoing oral surgery. Do you want to make an appointment with Brown & Nawrocki Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry or to learn more about the services they offer? If so, visit their website or call their office at (386) 677-1046 to get started.