Using Your Dental Benefits For An Oral Surgery Procedure? If So, Make Sure You Know What To Do And What Not To Do Afterward

Many patients are wisely taking advantage of the yearly dental benefits before December 31st rolls around. This is great news for you financially to use the benefits and not lose them. Using all of your dental benefits also is advantageous to your dental health as well.

If you are one of those who have an upcoming oral surgery, it’s important to be aware of ways to recover quickly and maximize the benefit of whatever surgery you received. At Royal Oak Family Dental, Dr. Flesher will perform your oral surgery and then give you specific instructions related to the particular oral surgery you received.

Generally speaking, you will want to make a plan for getting home from your surgery. In most cases you will have some sort of sedation and you will not be able to drive or maneuver heavy equipment or appliances for at least 12 hours. Be sure someone accompanies you to your procedure. You will most likely be dizzy so your friend or family member can also assist you as you walk.

Don’t plan on making any important decisions right after your surgery. You may not be thinking clearly and you may have a completely different perspective tomorrow. Also avoid drinking alcoholic beverages after your surgery. The drugs you’re taking or took may cause an adverse reaction. Most likely you will need to stick to a liquid diet after your oral surgery as well.

If you haven’t already booked your oral surgery appointment with Dr. Flesher, do so before December 31st to take advantage of the full measure of your yearly dental benefits.

Posted on Behalf of Royal Oak Family Dental