Your Role After Surgery

Your Role After Surgery

After orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, your role is to follow any and all of your oral surgeon’s after care instructions in order to avoid complications and ensure a quick and speedy recovery.

Here are some post-op tips that your doctor may ask you to follow:

  • Take your pain medications as directed
  • Do not drive a vehicle or perform any task that requires coordination or judgment for at least 48 hours following your anesthetic
  • Apply ice packs and keep your head elevated to minimize facial swelling
  • Brush your teeth gently with a small, soft bristle toothbrush, make sure not to injure your gums while brushing
  • No smoking
  • While jaw motion may be restricted during the first one to two week after surgery, so to get proper nutrients a liquid or soft food diet is recommended
  • Avoid exercising, any heavy lifting or activities that raise your blood pressure or pulse for at least a month after surgery

These are just a few of the many instructions that your Florida oral surgeon may ask you to follow after orthognathic surgery. Learn more by contacting Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center today.



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