Dental Tips Blog

Sep
18

6 Things You Should Avoid While Recovering from a Full Mouth Reconstruction

The process of completely rebuilding a smile is different for everyone. For some patients, this means a lot of dental crown and bridgework. But you may be in need of some extensive oral surgery. Surgery could involve placing multiple implants and even some serious bone reconstruction.

To get the most of your treatment and to encourage rapid healing, make it a point to avoid the following:

  1. Physical Activity

Physical exertion elevates your blood pressure and increases circulation. This is great for your heart, but rough on the delicate oral tissues that are trying to knit together!

  1. Some of Your Favorite Foods

You’ll have to say “no” to the chewy chicken wings and crunchy caramel popcorn, for a while. Fresh fruits and vegetables, doughy carbohydrates, and anything with seeds are all bad ideas. Try some protein shakes and blended fruit smoothies for potent yet gentle nutrition.

  1. Being Alone While on Medication

Some pain medications pack a powerful punch! Have a friend or family member nearby while you doze and rest up so that they can help you out while you’re in an altered state of mind.

  1. Smoking

Smoking is a big no-no because it impedes the healing process. Stay away from the habit for as long as you can.

  1. Brushing Your Teeth

For the first couple of days after your procedure, you need to avoid touching the surgical site. You’ll probably have a prescription rinse, but brushing too soon can do more damage than good.

Consult with your dentist before your next major dental project. With the right post-op care, your full mouth reconstruction will be a success!

Posted on behalf of:
Marietta Smiles
175 White St NW, #300
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 422-6521

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