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We understand recovering from any surgery can be stressful, especially during the holiday season. That is why our team here at Island Dental in Gilbert, Arizona, is happy to give you tips and information to relieve some stress and help you have a smooth and healthy recovery process. These tips include:

-Rest: Rest after any major surgery is essential to your recovery. Give yourself a relaxing break and sufficient time to recover. When you lie down, please make sure you keep your head propped up with pillows at an angle to reduce swelling and bleeding that may occur.

-Ice: Ice is an effective way to reduce swelling in your affected area. It’s best to treat with an ice pack for about 15 minutes unless told otherwise by your doctor.

-Foods: Once you are ready to eat again, stick to some soft foods or a liquid-based diet and drink plenty of water. Foods like yogurts, soups, smoothies, and mashed potatoes are soft and excellent choices. Harder foods may cause pain and irritation for a while after surgery, which is why we recommend a softer diet.

-Medications: If medications are prescribed to you, make sure you take them at the prescribed times to help you with your healing process.

Like any medical procedure, remember the advice your doctor gives you to help you during the recovery process. Our friendly and professional staff is happy to help you achieve positive oral care, and hopes you have a healthy and speedy recovery. By using these tips, you can help yourself recover successfully. If you have any questions, please call us today at 480-719-7941. We are happy to address any questions you may have about your care.