After leaving the dental office, it's important to take certain precautions to ensure a successful recovery. Exercise and lifting heavy objects should be avoided for the first 24 hours after surgery. To avoid irritating the surgery site, it's best to stick to a liquid or soft food diet and avoid spicy foods, French fries, popcorn, and pretzels. Additionally, it's important to avoid using straws for the next few days.
Chewing food in the area where the laser was used should be carefully avoided in order to not interfere with the healing process. Any activities or movements that may put unnecessary pressure on the mouth should also be avoided, such as coughing intensely, using tobacco, drinking beverages through a straw, inflating balloons, and playing wind instruments. Surgery is often necessary to help fight gum disease and repair badly damaged teeth. While it can be a good solution for serious ailments, it should always be used with caution.
After undergoing laser dental treatment, the body will need time to rest and heal. To ensure a successful recovery after laser dental treatment, patients should follow these guidelines:
- Avoid exercising or lifting heavy objects for 24 hours after surgery.
- Stick to a liquid or soft food diet and avoid spicy foods, French fries, popcorn, and pretzels.
- Avoid using straws for the next few days.
- Carefully avoid chewing food in the area where the laser was used.
- Avoid any activities or movements that may put unnecessary pressure on the mouth.
- Brush and floss adjacent teeth normally and gently clean the area where the laser was used with a swab dipped in Listerine after 24 hours of healing.