After oral and cosmetic surgery, you may be excited to see the results. However, after any oral surgery procedure, including cosmetic surgery procedures, your body needs time to heal and recover. During that time, you’ll need to apply the best level of aftercare possible. At Sacramento Surgical Arts, we’ll provide you with very specific steps to take after any procedure to protect your oral health.
After Oral & Cosmetic Surgery – What to Do That Day
Every oral surgery procedure we offer requires a very specific set of surgical procedure instructions for you to follow. You’ll need to gather these instructions from our team before you leave our office. However, there are a few simple aftercare steps to take the day of the procedure to ensure all goes well.
- Take the day off. Even if you feel okay, give yourself 24 hours for the anesthesia to get out of your system. During this time, avoid being alone.
- Use the medications given to you. If we provide pain medication, don’t wait until the pain is raging before you treat it.
- Follow all recommendations for antibiotics and dressing changes. Be very careful to complete these steps to ensure proper healing.
- Don’t peak! If there’s a bandage or stitches in place, it is going to take time for it to heal enough for you to see any improvement.
- Pay attention to the way you feel. Call your doctor right away if you have a fever or develop bleeding.
What’s most important after oral & cosmetic surgery is to follow the directions your doctor provided. Generally, you’ll be told not to use a straw. You’ll also need to limit the type of food you are eating during those first few days to allow your tissues time to grow. At the same time, it is important to stay hydrated.
Ensuring Your Oral Surgery Procedure Goes Well
After oral & cosmetic surgery, it is also very important for you to follow up with your doctor as directed. Coming back in for an appointment allows us to ensure there is no sign of damage and no risk of infection. Your aftercare appointment is likely to be in the days after your procedure, but this ranges based on the type of cosmetic surgery procedure you have.
Our team is always here for you. If you have any questions whatsoever, give our team a call. Our aftercare team is always available to answer your questions and ease your mind if you have concerns.
Take Advantage of Our Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Options
Sometimes, after oral & maxillofacial surgery, our clients tell us they wished they had taken these steps sooner. Our team is here to provide you with a range of care options. If you think you would benefit from an oral surgery procedure or a cosmetic surgery procedure, do not put it off. Come in to see us for a full consultation. We can then offer insight into what type of care is best for you and help you get the look and function you need. Learn more about our procedures, including:
- Wisdom teeth extraction
- TMJ disorder treatment
- All on 4 Dental Implants
- Bone grafting procedures
- Dental implant procedures
- Impacted canine teeth
Take the Time to Get the Help You Need – Call Sacramento Surgical Arts Today
You do not need to put off your oral surgery procedure any longer. Let our team at Sacramento Surgical Arts provide you with the one-on-one support you need for any required or cosmetic surgery procedure. Proper aftercare after oral & cosmetic surgery is essential to protecting the work done. If you have questions, call us at 866.930.5837 or reach out to us online today.