Sullivan Dental Partners
Sullivan Dental Partners
Richard Sullivan
DDS, FICOI, FIALD
Richard Sullivan
DDS

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Oral Surgery: 5 Tips for a Smooth Recovery Process

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If you’ve had oral surgery, following instructions and caring for yourself and the surgical site is critical if you want a smooth, uncomplicated recovery.

When you have oral surgery in Brentwood, TN, your dental team will give you tips for taking care of yourself at home after your procedure. These instructions typically include the following five steps.

#1: Take the Day Off

Your body needs rest to heal and recover. If you were sedated for your procedure, you might be drowsy, plan to take it easy. Avoid any strenuous activities that involve bending or lifting.  

#2: Ice Is Your Friend

Some swelling or bruising after your procedure is normal in the first few days. ...

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Are You a Candidate for Oral Surgery at Our Brentwood, TN Dental Office?

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Even the most courageous dental patients can get a little weak in the knees at the thought of oral surgery. But you can’t afford to let your fears get the better of you. If oral surgery is recommended, there’s a good reason for it, and delaying the procedure may only result in more complicated problems in the future.

Comfortable Oral Surgery Techniques

However, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that the days of lengthy, uncomfortable procedures are over. The compassion and understanding of your dental team, paired with state-of-the-art technology and sedation techniques, allows most oral surgery procedures today to be performed efficiently. This means less discomfort and less time in the ...

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