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How to Speed Up Recovery After Impacted Canine Surgery

Posted on 2/17/2017 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
A woman in pain from an impacted canine!
When you hear impacted tooth, you usually think about the wisdom teeth. These teeth are the most common to face impaction, but they are not the only teeth at risk. The second most common teeth to face impaction is the canines.

The maxillary canines are the last of the front teeth to come in, usually around the age of 13. When they are impacted, they simply won't erupt. Surgery can expose these teeth, and bring them into place. While surgery requires some time to heal, there are certain things you can do to help speed up recovery.

Rest After Oral Surgery

Resting is key to healing. Avoid strenuous activity. Don't lift anything heavy or bend over. Doing any of these things will only exacerbate swelling and cause more pain. These things will continually set you back and slow down the healing process. Stick with light activities and ease your way back into your normal routine rather than trying to jump back into your normal life.

Keep Your Head Elevated
When you lie down, keep your head elevated above your heart. Lying flat will cause blood to pool at the surgical site and aggravate swelling. If you keep your head elevated, the blood will be better able to flow away from the site, and take with it the fluid involved with swelling.

Drink Water
Stay hydrated. Water keeps your blood flowing properly and keeps your saliva flow in good working order. Saliva is essential for washing away food particles and killing oral bacteria that can otherwise cause infection.

Eat Well
Food is important for healing, but not just any food. You should be eating a nutritious diet and you should never skip meals. While you should start with soft foods, your diet should consist of items that are high in vitamins and minerals, such as fruits and vegetables. Protein is also important to help your body rebuild itself. As you heal, you can introduce more normal, but still nutritious, food back into your daily meal plan.

Healing after surgery for impacted canines takes time. But with the right steps, you can speed up your healing and get back to your normal life. Please contact our office if you have any questions about your smile.

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