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How Long Does It Take To Heal From Oral Surgery?

Posted on 8/7/2023 by Dr. Johnson
How Long Does It Take To Heal From Oral Surgery?If you are preparing for oral surgery, you may have many concerns about the dos, don'ts, recovery time, and other unknowns. Typically, oral surgery would last you a few hours in the dentist's chair. After the procedure, our oral surgeon will send you home with a detailed list of what you should do until you recover. You are supposed to do those things to ensure your recovery journey goes smoothly.

What Determines Your Recovery Period?

It is prudent to take utmost care of your teeth and overall mouth after surgery before you get back to normal life. The timeline for your recovery will depend on the kind of oral surgery you undergo.

Our oral surgeon performs many types of oral surgery every year. The most common ones are dental implants, tooth extraction, corrective jaw surgery, dental bone grafting, and sleep apnea surgery.

Your physical health is another determinant. Patients who present to us with good health have a shorter recovery period after oral surgery. It pays to talk to our dentist if you are under any medications before they can undergo surgery. Age also plays a role in determining your recovery time. Often, younger people have the fastest recovery period than older people.

How Long is the Recovery Period?

Any bleeding should stop within the first 24 hours following the surgery. You will feel better once the effects of the sedation have ended. While healing may take up to two weeks, usually, recovery is quick.

Our dentist advises resting for at least two days after the procedure. Always factor in this when scheduling your surgery to ensure you have a week or so to be free or keep physical activities minimal.

Please get in touch with our oral surgeon today if you have recently had surgery and need some clarifications about your recovery. Come to us, too, if you think you need oral surgery.

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