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A Guide to Recovering from Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Posted on 12/15/2023 by Weo Admin
Image of a smiling and recovering woman eating yogurt after her oral surgery. Recovering from oral and maxillofacial surgery can be a challenging journey. However, with appropriate guidance and care, the path to healing becomes straightforward and manageable.

Complementary Tips to Support Post-Oral Surgery Pain Relief and Recover

To enhance your recovery and minimize pain, it is crucial to follow the specific advice given by your dental professional or oral surgeon. Here are some other complementary tips:


Maintaining communication with your oral surgeon or dentist is vital. Keep your scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your healing process and discuss any concerns. Be open about any persistent pain or unusual symptoms you experience during recovery.

Alcohol and Smoking

Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol while recovering. These habits can hinder your healing and increase the risk of complications like infections or delayed wound healing.


Rest is key to a successful recovery. Avoid strenuous activities that could disrupt the healing process. In the initial days post-surgery, limit physical exertion and anything that might increase blood pressure and cause bleeding at the surgery site.

Oral Health

Keep the surgical area clean and follow the specific dental hygiene recommendations of your oral surgeon or dentist. Gently rinse your mouth with salt water or a prescribed mouthwash to prevent infection and promote healing. Be cautious when brushing your teeth to avoid irritating the surgical site.

Sufficient Hydration

Maintain a soft diet with easy-to-chew foods. Avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky items that could irritate the surgery site.

Utilize a Cold Compress

After the surgery, apply a cold compress on your cheek. This relieves pain, numbs the affected spot, and reduces inflammation. Cover an ice bag with a cloth and place the bag on the affected area for not more than 20 minutes, taking short breaks in between.

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Following the postoperative care instructions of your oral surgeon, along with these tips, will give you relief and a smooth recovery. Do not hesitate to contact us for clarification or to schedule an appointment.
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I had the best experience with Dr. Jeffrey Crowley & team. I was dealing with an embarrassing front tooth issue. Dr. Crowley & team took such great care of me. Very articulate and gentle. You can't tell the difference between my real teeth & the implant. I cried when I looked in the mirror, I got my smile back! - Rachael W.

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Dr. Jeffrey Crowley is proud to be an Oregonian. He was born in Alaska, but was raised on the Oregon Coast from a young age. While attending the University of Oregon he discovered a passion in caring for others. He obtained his dental degree at OHSU in 2013 while graduating with honors. He then was accepted into a very demanding Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. There he trained at one of the busiest trauma hospitals in the Midwest for 6 years. His residency focused on oral surgery and anesthesia, but also included training in: medicine, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, pediatric surgery/medicine. Dr. Crowley also completed a 1-year internship in general surgery and a medical degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
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The dental staff at Oral Solutions NW are truly exceptional in every way, providing a level of care and expertise that is simply unmatched. From the moment you walk through the door, you can feel the warmth and friendliness of the team, who are dedicated to making your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whether you are in need of a routine consultation, a complex oral surgery procedure, or anything in between, you can trust that the team at Oral Solutions NW will go above and beyond to ensure that you receive the best possible care. With their state-of-the-art facility and commitment to staying on the cutting edge of the latest dental technologies and techniques, the dental staff at Oral Solutions NW are truly setting the standard for excellence in oral surgery.
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