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It Is Never a Good Idea to Forget Brushing After Oral Surgery
Posted on 2/20/2020 by Scott Redlinger
Oral surgery is one of the most common types of surgery in the US. A lot of people have been in the dentist's chair for a lot of reasons. In some cases, there is often no choice but to operate. Most people in the US get an oral surgery because they need to treat a serious condition that's affecting the face, jaw or lips, helping solve issues such as facial pain, sleep apnea or even infections or simply taking care of the maxillofacial region as a result of an injury or accident. After surgery, however, the patient must be extra keen to take care of the wounds so that they heal properly and are not infected. Here are a few highlights when it comes to taking care of the mouth after your surgery is done: Brushing The Teeth RegularlyThe first few days after the surgery, it might not be possible to brush your teeth. Especially if the surgery involved any cutting inside the mouth, you might find that the tissues there are extra sensitive and can bleed easily. You therefore require a soft bristled toothbrush so that you can not only brush your teeth properly, but also make sure that you don't undo anything the orthodontist has already done. Brushing the teeth should be done at least twice every day and also make sure that you at least gaggle after meals to ensure that food particles don't stay on the gums or teeth overnight. If you cannot brush your teeth, it's important that you take the right steps to keep your mouth germ free. After a surgery, you are in danger of getting infections brought about by the number of bacteria in the mouth. Therefore, if the toothbrush is not an option for you, you can go with a mild mouth wash or go with salt water; this way you will get to heal properly, and get that winning smile back....
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