Tips For a Faster Dental Recovery (Part 1)
For those who’ve had recent dental work or are planning to have dental work done soon, you may have some questions about the recovery period that comes post dental work. Questions can arise such as “What if my mouth gets infected?”, “How long should I follow post-treatment instructions?”, and much more that are on your mind. Luckily for you, that’s exactly what today’s blog entry is all about. We’ll be giving you some helpful hints and ways that you can better treat yourself after your dental treatment.
Toothache/Headache/Other Residual Pain
After a dental treatment, it can be normal to feel some form of lingering pain afterwards. Often times, your dentist will prescribe to you a pain medication to help you deal with the pain, or you can take over the counter medication that helps deal with the pain as well. Just make sure to take them as directed by either your dentist or via the instructions that are often found on the label of the medication. Also consult your dentist before taking any over the counter meds along with prescribed meds if your dentist does prescribe them to you. If you are prescribed antibiotics however, make sure to completely finish them to prevent any infections.
Make sure to get some rest after your treatment as well! Like all and any other issues that involve recovery, resting will absolutely help you when recovering from a dental treatment. It’s best to rest for about 48 hours after a dental treatment or surgery. Also make sure not to participate in any physical activities that can be strenuous to you, as the chance of any healing wounds or stitches opening are quite high, and can increase your chances of getting an infection. Keep those tips, and your road to recovery and dealing with residual pain will be a smooth ride.
Another tip to take in mind is that in some cases, your face or jaw may be swollen for a couple of hours after your dental procedure. If that is the case, make sure to ice the swollen area. For the first few days or so, ice the area for 15 to 30 minutes, then remove the ice for 5 to 15 minutes. If the swelling hasn’t gone down after two days or longer, contact your dentist to make sure everything is alright.
That’s all the time we have for now, but there’s plenty of other ways that you can recover from your dental treatment, and we’ll be more than happy to go over them in future blog entries. For more blog entries like this, make sure you keep a steady eye on our company blog, where we post dental related blog entries . Until next time, have a pleasant day.