Oral surgery, the perfect excuse for taking it easy because in reality you really do have to take it easy for the sake of your recovery. The first 24 hours following your surgery will matter the most for your recovery so rest, rest, rest. How else can you help yourself on your way to recovery? The following are three of our top tips.
Stock up on soft foods
Grab your favorite ice cream flavor (as long as it doesn’t have any chunks or crunch to it) and hunker down with your favorite TV show for a little binge watching.
Other soft foods we recommend:
- Smoothies (minus the straw)
- Cottage Cheese
- Mashed Potatoes
- Soups (blended or broths)
Keep your swelling down
Don’t forget to keep your head elevated during your TV show marathon. Have those cold compresses close on hand (try 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off rotation) so you can enjoy the series’ drama and not create your own.
Bonus: The ice cream will help with your swelling!
Recruit a family member or friend
Ice cream and binge-watching is always better with a friend, right? We bet it won’t take too much convincing for someone to join you. You buy the ice cream beforehand, they drive you home from your appointment and help you with the little things. Sounds like a pretty good deal to us.
Have more questions about recovery? Don’t hesitate to ask. We will also cover preparation and recovery in your consultation. Call (435) 628-1100 today to book!