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Oral surgery is a great way to restore your oral health and improve the health of your smile. However, that’s only the case if you take the recovery process seriously and heal properly. So, please remember to follow your dentist, Dr. Richard D. Guthrie’s, instructions so you can have a top-notch mouth. To help you, our dental team would like to mention the things you should NOT do after oral surgery.

First, do not exercise or perform any strenuous activities. This includes working out, playing sports, lifting heavily, or even bending over to pick something up. It’s important to rest for two to three days after the treatment.

Second, don’t consume the foods your dentist mentioned, like hot, hard, and crunchy foods. Hot foods are dangerous because when your mouth is numb, you can’t tell how warm the food is. This can increase your chances of burning your tongue and oral tissues. Hard and crunchy foods are dangerous because they can slip and harm the surgical site when you’re eating them.

Third, don’t clean the surgical area until your dentist tells you to. This means you should avoid brushing, flossing, and rinsing.

Fourth, don’t smoke or drink alcohol. This is important because smoking and drinking can delay the healing process and even cause complications.

Do you have any questions about what you should not do after oral surgery in Ladera Ranch, California? If so, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dental team at Mission Ranch Dental Aesthetics. All you need to do is dial 949-388-6325 and we will be thrilled to give you the answers you’re looking for.