Since this time of year is for visions of sugarplums to dance in your head, you’re probably not dreaming about getting oral surgery done. However, this time of year usually ends up being most convenient to get those procedures done, so how do you survive the holidays after oral surgery? We’ve compiled our top three tips to help you heal and still have a happy holiday.
Follow Your Post Surgical Care
In the hustle and bustle that comes with the holidays, don’t forget to follow your post-surgical care instructions. Take a minute to set reminders in your phone so you aren’t out last minute present shopping and miss taking medications or flushing out your wisdom teeth pockets.
Eat the Right Foods
Be careful not to chomp down on roasted chestnuts by an open fire. Think mashed potatoes with gravy, peppermint shakes sans the straw and Grandma’s marshmallow sweet potato dish.
Other ideas include:
Eggnog (minus the straw of course)
Hot chocolate (again minus the straw)
Cheesecake and other creamy desserts like delicious pie
All the soups (just no chunks)
Soft bread to dip in the tasty soups
Classic mac and cheese, if your holiday party is lucky enough to have it
Hummus (this underrated side is a perfect consistency and packed with protein!)
Ground or small bites of turkey and ham (an easier meat to eat would be salmon)
Last but certainly not least, be merry and bright! Positivity is key to a quick recovery. Don’t let oral surgery put a damper on your holidays. Keep your friends and family close, along with soft, tasty foods and desserts, and you’ll be all set!
The end of the year is nearly here so if you’re considering oral surgery before the new year, contact us today 435-628-1100. We are happy to answer any other questions you might have about surviving the holidays after oral surgery.