Know How to Stay Healthy After Your Oral Surgery

Know How to Stay Healthy After Your Oral Surgery

From wisdom tooth removal to jaw surgery, it's important to take care of yourself at home so you can heal as quickly as possible after your oral surgery. Please read our materials below so you can learn what to do before and after your surgery to heal well.

Arthroscopy Surgery

The best thing you can do to heal quickly from your arthroscopy surgery is put ice packs on your jaw and keep your head elevated for the first couple of days.

Bone Graft Surgery

After bone graft surgery, be sure to eat bland, soft foods that you don't have to chew.

General Maxillofacial Surgery

To reduce pain after general maxillofacial surgery, it's important to use ice packs. You should also rinse your mouth with warm salt water.

Implant Placement Surgery

After your implant placement surgery, stay hydrated by drinking two to three glasses of water or juice each hour.

IV Sedation Before Your Surgery

Many types of oral surgery will use an IV with anesthesia to sedate you (or put you to sleep) before your surgery.

Jaw Surgery Cook Book

It can be hard to find foods that are soft enough to eat after jaw surgery. Our jaw surgery cook book shares some recipe ideas.

Mandible Fracture Surgery

If you've fractured your mandible (jaw bone), stay hydrated and be sure not to smoke or use straws after your surgery.

Physical Therapy After TMJ Surgery

It's important to exercise and stretch your jaw after TMJ surgery. This guide explains what jaw exercises you should do each week after your surgery.

Sinus Lift Surgery

During sinus lift surgery, surgeons use implants to reduce pressure on your sinuses.

Healing After Sinus Surgery

To heal as quickly as possible after sinus surgery, you should avoid spitting, smoking, and blowing your nose for several weeks.

TMJ Arthroscopy Surgery

It's normal to have some swelling and bruising after TMJ surgery.

Treating TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder)

Although there is no cure for TMD, many patients can manage their TMD by limiting jaw movements and staying away from gum and other foods that require heavy chewing.

Tooth Chain & Bonding

After you've had tooth chain and bonding surgery, be sure to eat liquid or soft foods for the first week.

Tooth Removal (Extraction)

After a tooth removal surgery, it's important to keep the area in your gum clean where your tooth used to be. You can use a syringe to rinse (or irrigate) the area.

Wisdom Tooth Removal (Extraction)

Many patients have pain after wisdom tooth removal, but there are some things you can do to manage the pain, like eating soft foods.