Orthognathic Surgery: Post-op Care

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Orthognathic Surgery: Post-op Care

Orthognathic surgery in Plantation can give you the smile of your dreams if you’re looking for ways to fix your teeth. Moreover, it’s also crucial to be well-informed on what to do after you’ve had it fixed. Problems with your teeth can affect a variety of other aspects of your life, including your self-esteem and digestion, among other things.

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Afterward Surgery, What Do You Do?

Ice It

It’s possible that your face will swell or bruise. Apply ice to your jaw for 30 minutes, then remove it for 15 minutes and repeat the process for the next 24 hours. Switch from side to side with a single ice pack if you have surgery on both sides of your mouth. After two or three days, the swelling should subside.

Take Your Pain Relievers as Directed

You may need assistance with pain management at first. You can get a prescription for that from your dentist. It’s possible that you’ll be okay with NSAIDs or over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen. Regardless of the option you choose, your pain should subside within 48 hours.

Maintaining a Healthy Mouth and Teeth

As much as possible, keep your teeth clean by:

  • Using an oral irrigator around 10 days following surgery if your surgeon recommends it.
  • If you’ve been given a fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash, follow the instructions exactly.
  • Brushing the front surfaces of your teeth using a baby toothbrush if you can’t open your jaws.

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Want to Know More About Orthognathic Surgery In Plantation?

To learn more, get in touch with us! Oral Facial Reconstruction places a high value on providing you with the best possible care, using cutting-edge technologies in a comfortable and stress-free environment. Please do not hesitate to contact us.