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How You Should Manage Your Bleeding After Oral Surgery
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Alyssa O'Steen
Oral surgery is not an uncommon practice in dentistry. We often see patients for everything from wisdom tooth removal, dental implants and even bone grafting, and as with any surgery, there is after care that you as a patient need to be aware of once you're back at home and recovering. Now That You're Home, Here is What You Need to KnowOur office will send you home with instructions for pain management following the procedure. While extreme pain is rare, you may be sensitive for a couple of days. It is likely that you may experience a different sensation in the treated area, but you should call us immediately if you experience any severe symptom like pain or pressure lasting more than a few days, visible swelling or any possible allergic reaction to medication. After your sensation returns, if your bite feels uneven, call us right away. The first 24-48 hours, you may notice lots of bleeding and some discomfort. It's important during this time to keep clean gauze in your mouth to absorb the blood and take it easy. Stay on your couch or in bed for a day or two. Be gentle getting up out of bed, and although it's not required, a liquid or soft diet is recommended. Changing your diet to soft, healthy foods will help your mouth heal quickly and correctly. Avoid any hard foods, nuts, popcorn, overly spicy food, chips and acidic foods. You should also avoid drinking through a straw for several days after oral surgery as this can cause excessive bleeding and complications. Depending on the type of surgery you have done, recovery times can vary greatly, however, after 48 hours if you're still experiencing a lot of bleeding, you should call our office right away. We're happy to discuss your concerns and help you through the healing process....
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How You Should Manage Your Bleeding After Oral Surgery
10/20/2018
Exercises to Avoid Immediately Following Oral Surgery
10/10/2018
What Happens If You Only Eat Soft Foods Over an Extended Period of Time?
9/20/2018
Bone Resorption Signs to Watch For if You Have Missing Teeth
9/10/2018
What Are the Benefits of Digital Radiology Instead of Traditional X-rays?
8/20/2018
Top 3 Post-Surgical Signs of Infection
8/10/2018
Can Surgery Help Treat Sleep Apnea?
7/10/2018
Two Unusual Reasons You May Need an Oral Surgeon
6/23/2018
The Best Soft Proteins to Eat When Recovering from Oral Surgery
6/13/2018
What to Do When You Bite Your Lip and It Bleeds
5/23/2018
What to Do to Improve the Fit of Your Dentures
5/13/2018
Common Causes of Loose Teeth
4/20/2018
Best Ways to Keep Swelling Down Following Oral Stitches
4/10/2018
Do You Need an Oral Surgeon for a Minor Cleft Palate?
1/25/2017
What to do When a Tooth Gets Knocked Out
1/15/2017
Decreasing the Damage from Bruxism
12/25/2016
Danger of Untreated Snoring
12/15/2016
Knowing If You Have an Impacted Tooth
11/25/2016
Is Chewing Gum Affecting Your TMJ?
11/15/2016
What Does Single-Sided Jaw Pain Mean?
10/30/2016
What Could Be the Cause of a Swollen Jaw?
10/20/2016
Tooth Extractions
9/27/2016
Healing from Oral Surgery for Smokers
9/15/2016
What Goes Into Fixing a Broken Jaw?
8/30/2016
Managing Swelling after Oral Surgery
8/20/2016
How to Screen for Oral Cancer at Home
7/30/2016
Bar Attachment Dentures
7/20/2016
10 Facts About Oral Surgery
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Prepare for College by Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Checked This Summer
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John C. Shillingburg, DDS

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Dr. John Shillingburg is proud to be a native Texan. After graduating from Texas A&M with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science and from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio with a doctorate degree in dental science, Dr. Shillingburg completed a general dentistry residency at Fort Carson in Colorado. Read more.

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