What Can I Expect During and After Oral Surgery?
During oral surgery, the surrounding tissue will be numbed. If needed, Dr. Omid will provide several sedation options to help make you comfortable. These include oral sedation, general anesthesia, and nitrous oxide. Afterward, some discomfort and swelling are completely normal, and it should improve within several days. However, it can take several weeks and sometimes a month for the soft tissue to fully heal.
What Else Can I Do to Minimize Discomfort and Promote Healing?
Over-the-counter medications can be taken as needed to help minimize discomfort. If Dr. Omid has given you any other medications, taking those will help, too. Applying an ice pack for 10 minutes at a time can control any facial swelling as well. In addition, you can promote the healing process through rest, eating soft foods, not smoking or drinking through a straw, and gingerly rinsing the mouth out with warm saltwater.
What if I am Still in Pain Several Days After Oral Surgery?
If your pain does not subside within several days and persists or worsens, call Dentist of Cerritos right away. Dr. Omid will make sure there are no complications, such as an infection. Dentist of Cerritos is here to help you heal as comfortably and quickly as possible.