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If you would like to properly recover after oral surgery, then you need to follow some guidelines. There are things that can delay your healing and even cause complications and inconveniences. Our dentist, Dr. Dr. Michael Tornow, is happy to help you avoid those things and properly recover.

-Don’t forget to rest. Resting is essential during the recovery period. Your dentist will specify for how long you should take things easy.

-Don’t brush your teeth following surgery until directed to do so by the dentist. Your surgical site mouth will be very sensitive after the treatment. If you need to clean your mouth, you can gently rinse it with water or a saltwater solution.

-Don’t forget to ice your jaw if your dentist recommends it. Icing can help reduce the pain and swelling, which can help you have a better recovery.

-Your dentist may tell you not to use a straw or eat hard foods to avoid injuring the site and creating discomfort and complications.

-Don’t forget to take your prescribed medication and follow your dentist’s recovery instructions. This can help you have a more comfortable and successful recovery.

To learn more about how to properly recover after oral surgery in Draper, Utah, please contact Pony Express Dental at your earliest convenience. When you dial 385-352-3136, our dental team will be more than happy to help you by help you find the answers, information and details you need. We look forward to talking with you!