Recovery after an Oral Surgery

Oral surgery recovery usually takes around 6 weeks for more complex oral and maxillofacial surgery. The oral maxillofacial surgery requires the expertise of many surgeons from different discipline if the injury is complex.

Since the patient might have other complications there is a need for the other surgeons to coordinate with the oral and maxillofacial surgeon to bring back the patient to normal life.

Oral surgery recovery also depends on the age of the person who has undergone the operation. For rapid oral surgery recovery frequent follow up with the surgeon is necessary.

The surgeon may recommend a second surgery if necessary and he will check the progress of the healing process. Taking proper diet is very important in an oral surgery recovery.

During the oral surgery recovery period most of the patients can take only liquid food since they cannot eat and chew the foods because of the surgery in their mouth.

Persons with jaw fractures will find it very difficult to eat food. Proper nutrition is to be taken with the advice of the surgeon or the nutritionist.

Researches indicate that the patients, who take a lot of vitamin C during the oral surgery recovery period, recover very fast than those not taking it.

It is found the vitamin C enhances and improves the healing process in our body. There are surgeons who give doses of vitamin C and multi-vitamin even before surgery so that the oral surgery recovery period is reduced to the minimum.

It is found that this has been effective in most of the cases. Proper combination of vitamin, minerals, fats, and protein are needed for speedy recovery.

A nutritionist is the right person to be consulted for list the post-operative diet. Apart from the vitamin C, the vitamins like A, E, K, B, and D are also essential for the healing process during the oral surgery recovery period.

If you lose more weight during the oral surgery recovery period you have to contact your doctor for further information and treatment. Consult your surgeon if you find abnormal increase or decrease in your weight.

General anesthesia or local anesthesia is given during the surgery. Most of the oral surgeries are done by giving local anesthesia only.

Surgeons try to avoid general anesthesia since the patient has to be monitored closely if they are given general anesthesia. You need somebody to accompany you to go home if you are given general anesthesia during an oral surgery.


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