How to Avoid Complications After Oral Surgery
Posted By: pamv
Like any medical procedure, you want to take steps to avoid the risk of complications after your oral surgery. When you take care of yourself (and observe specific home-care instructions) your body can heal faster and more successfully.
What are some of the most common types of complications that accompany oral surgery in and around Boulder, CO?
Here are just a few:
- Failure of the procedure
Dr. Curt Hayes of Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center recommends that Boulder oral surgery patients keep the following things in mind to ensure they recover as quickly as possible.
Take Medication as Prescribed — The best way to avoid discomfort after your oral surgery is to manage swelling and inflammation. If Dr. Hayes prescribes any type of medication or supplements, it’s important to take them as directed. Skipping a dose or stopping your antibiotic early, for instance, could set your body up for infection and antibacterial drug resistance.
Don’t Smoke — Tobacco products cause your blood vessels to atrophy, making it harder for nutrients to reach your tissues and repair your body. Recovery time can take twice as long (or longer) or may fail altogether.
Avoid Drinking Through a Straw or Carbonated, Alcoholic Beverages — Sucking on a straw or drinking certain types of beverages can dislodge the “clot” after your Boulder oral surgery. The aftermath can be quite painful and slow down healing time.
Stick to a Soft Diet — Hard or crunchy foods can interfere with your surgical site. It’s best to have several softer foods on your hands while you’re healing. Resting helps too!
Boulder Creek Oral Surgery Consultations
When you want an efficient, successful, and gentle oral surgery experience in the Boulder area, schedule a consultation with leading experts, Dr. Curt Hayes! He is available to provide brief consultations for all of your oral surgery concerns. Contact him at the Coal Creek website or call us at (720) 588-2505.