Whether it’s a tooth extraction, wisdom tooth removal, or a bone graft procedure, oral surgery can seem frightening or intimidating. But with the right team, you can get through your procedure with ease and know your mouth will be healthier for it!
When you’re in need of oral surgery in Winnipeg, MB, you can count on our highly-trained team at Lakewood Dental Centre for advanced, effective treatment and a positive patient experience from start to finish!
Prepare A Smooth Recovery After Oral Surgery
We’ll be there for you throughout the process, during and after your procedure, should you have questions or concerns. But we also want to help with tips on preparing a smooth recovery period, too! Here are some ways you can get ready to relax at home after oral surgery:
*Prep Cold Packs To Ease Pain & Swelling*
Put some cold packs in your freezer a couple of days in advance. That way, along with any prescribed medications, you’ll have easily available remedies to reduce any pain or swelling you might experience after oral surgery.
*Prep Soft, Hassle-Free Meals*
You won’t want to cook during your recovery, and chances are, you may not be able to eat spicy, hard foods for a day or two after your procedure. So during your final trip to the grocery store before your oral surgery, stock up on ingredients and soft, bland foods to ensure hassle-free eating.
Applesauce, canned soup, mashed potatoes, yogurt, macaroni and cheese, and pudding are all good to have on hand, and you can even prepare any meals ahead of time so all you have to do at meal time is nuke your food for a couple of minutes. No cooking required!
*Prep A Comfortable Recovery Space*
It’s important to get plenty of rest during your recovery, so make sure you create a comfortable space where things you might need are within reach. It will help you avoid having to get up over and over again and maximize the amount of rest you’re able to get during this time.
Think about what you might need to be cozy and entertained. Gather chargers, electronic devices, remote controls, books, blankets, and pillows and set up your recovery space on the couch or in your bedroom for optimum relaxation!
Schedule Your Procedure
If you had a choice, you’d rather not have to undergo oral surgery. Dentists prefer that, too, which is why it’s often a last resort to preserve a patient’s oral health.
But better to be cooped up for a day or two while it’s blistering cold outside instead of missing out on the warm days of summer.
It’s also comforting to know you’re in great hands with our team at Lakewood Dental Centre!
We’ll do all we can to ensure your comfort throughout your procedure, as well as your recovery, so your mouth stays healthy.