There are many things you can do to help during the recovery from oral surgery. Following a good diet and following proper oral health care procedures are two of the things that can help make the recovery easier.
There are many ways to manage the different issues you face after oral surgery. Over the counter medications are one of those ways. The question you need to ask is what over the counter medications will you need to have on hand.
Reasons for the Over the Counter Medications
After oral surgery, there are many symptoms you may try to deal with. The issues people have after surgery include pain, swelling, bleeding and oozing, nausea, diarrhea and constipation. The severity of the problems will vary. No matter what, it is better to have the over the counter medications on hand in case you run into any of these problems.
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The biggest problem people have after oral surgery is pain. There are plenty of over the counter pain medications to turn to. It is best to avoid using aspirin since that also works as a blood thinner and may make any bleeding worse.
Stick to acetaminophen and naproxen for pain relief. Ice packs can help with swelling and bleeding. Anesthesia can lead to problems with nausea, constipation and diarrhea. Over the counter medications for these problems can provide relief.
Whenever you turn to over the counter medications to help with the symptoms after oral surgery, you need to take care. This means not exceeding the recommended dosage. It is also a good idea to talk to our dental professionals or to a pharmacist to make sure that the medications you have will not cause any problems. If the symptoms continue, contact our offices for a follow-up.
For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.