Infection Signs Following Oral Surgery

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Most Aventura oral surgeries are just routine procedures that with daily breakthroughs in medical treatment, infection control methods are as good as they've ever been.    Infections following oral surgery are exceedingly uncommon, but when they do occur, they mainly afflict those who have weaker immune systems. An infection has the potential to spread to other parts of your body, creating serious health concerns, therefore if one occurs, it should be examined and treated as soon as possible.  

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Understanding Oral Surgery

After Oral Surgery, What Should You Expect?

Most Aventura oral surgery is extremely prevalent, and it's done for a wide range of reasons. Oral surgery is frequently performed to treat common causes of pain and discomfort in the mouth since it can be severe. The most well-known type of oral surgery is tooth extraction, which involves removing teeth that are decaying, broken, or impacted, such as wisdom teeth.

Note to self, following your oral surgery:

  • Your mouth will most likely be numb for a few hours so proceed with caution when eating or drinking.
  • You should be able to be as comfortable as possible with the help of pain medication.
  • You should also follow your oral surgeon's oral hygiene advice, which may include gargling with a warm saltwater solution to keep your mouth clean and prevent infection.
  • Rest is also highly recommended after surgery, with no physical activity for at least two days.
  • Rest is important for recovery after any type of surgery and resting and keeping your head supported up will help prevent swelling and bleeding following oral surgery.

Symptoms of an Oral Surgery Infection

Some bleeding, swelling, and numbness are common after oral surgery, but others are definite signs that you may have an infection. If you encounter any of the symptoms listed below after oral surgery, call your doctor right once.

  • Throbbing pain that does not respond to pain relievers
  • Bleeding that has been present for over 24 hours
  • Pustular discharge 
  • Fever and chills, particularly a low-grade fever that lingers or worsens
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How Can You Avoid an Infection After an Aventura Oral Surgery?

After your oral surgery, there are a few things you may do to avoid infection. The most basic approach to prevention is to adhere to your oral surgeon's advice.  If you notice any signs of infection following oral surgery, please contact Oral Facial Reconstruction right once. We'll work with you to resolve the problem while delivering cutting-edge care and ensuring that your mouth heals completely and properly.