9 Tips to Recover From Oral Surgery

1. Take it easy.
After your appointment, plan to spend the rest of the day resting. If they gave you a sedative, you’ll probably be drowsy. So you shouldn’t drive a car or do anything else that requires concentration. It’s also important to avoid strenuous activities. Don’t bend or lift anything that might dislodge the blood clots and cause bleeding. When you’re ready to go to sleep, use extra pillows to keep your head elevated.

2. Follow instructions.
The surgeon might tell you not to brush or use mouthwash, as your mouth may be too sensitive for regular oral hygiene. Or he could tell you not to brush the tender spot, but clean the rest of your teeth normally.

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