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Foods We Recommend to Have Around for Oral Surgery Recovery

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
After undergoing an oral surgery, getting proper nutrition is vital. Given the wound is in your mouth, it will need a recovery period. We highly recommend that you eat soft foods to avoid bleeding and getting a dry socket during this period. Such occurrences can significantly slow down your recovery process. However, the soft foods you eat during the recovery period must also be nutritious. Some of these foods we recommend to have around for oral surgery recovery include blended soups and greek yogurt, among others. Blended Soups If you like grilled cheese and tomato soup, it can help you recover quicker. Classic blended soups like tomato and pumpkin soups are highly recommended after undergoing an oral surgery. They are easy to eat because they don't have solid foods you can easily blend them with soups rich in vitamins and minerals. They also make an excellent lunch option that will help equip your mouth with all the necessary nutrients. However, you should be very careful...
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You Can Use Your Own Bone for Some Grafts

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Even with good oral care, some problems may still arise and cause teeth loss. The good news is that with the modern health system, it is possible to restore your teeth, enabling you to smile, chew and speak with ease. Bone grafting is one of the procedures we will recommend if you come to us with a fractured bone or if you have suffered bone loss. If you lose your teeth, either due to facial trauma or disease, your bones will resorb, necessitating bone grafting to restore your bone into its previous form. While many grafts are available, using your bone for bone grafts improves implant success. Why Do I Need a Dental Bone Graft? If you want an implant to replace missing teeth, we will first examine your bone volume to establish whether it can hold the implant. This is because, over time, a resorbed bone has a higher chance of implant failure. You may also need a bone graft if you have bony defects due to infection or dental trauma or need the implants in strategic sites for both...
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Setting Up Your Sleeping Area Before Oral Surgery Can Make Recovery Easier

Posted on 8/23/2021 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
It's always a good idea to have the place where you will relax and sleep following any type of oral surgery set up before you undergo oral surgery. By taking this step, you can heal faster and avoid problems with painful conditions, such as dry socket. If you are careful in how you set it up, you can also reduce the chances of negative side effects like excess bleeding. How You Should Set Up Your Bed or Sleeping Space To heal faster from oral surgery, you need to relax on an incline. Don't lie flat on your back or on your side. Prop several pillows behind you so you can rest in an elevated position, which facilitates better blood flow and healing. Sleeping the wrong way can delay recovery and lead to heavier bleeding. Further Tips for Recovery You should sleep elevated for two to three nights after your oral surgery so more fluid is drained away from the surgical site. Lying flat often increases swelling, which makes healing uncomfortable if not intolerable. When you...
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Foods We Recommend to Have Around for Oral Surgery Recovery
9/21/2021
You Can Use Your Own Bone for Some Grafts
9/6/2021
Setting Up Your Sleeping Area Before Oral Surgery Can Make Recovery Easier
8/23/2021
Does Your Cracked Tooth Require Surgical Extraction?
8/9/2021
Typical Symptoms for Those Who Have Nighttime Bruxism
7/26/2021
Do Any Foods Remove Dental Stains?
7/12/2021
Splitting a Decayed Tooth Prior To Removal Makes It Less Traumatic to Your Mouth
6/21/2021
Additional Oral Conditions That Poorly Maintained Dentures Can Lead To
6/7/2021
Drinks to Have on Hand Following Oral Surgery
5/24/2021
Items to Have on Hand Before Oral Surgery
5/10/2021
What Happens If You Dont Treat a Missing Tooth?
4/26/2021
Why an Oral Surgeon Does More than Work on Your Teeth and Gums
4/12/2021
Is Anesthesia Safe for Dental Surgery?
3/22/2021
Preparing Your Child for Dental Surgery
3/8/2021
How Can a Sinus Lift Improve my Health?
2/22/2021
What is a Crossbite and How Do We Fix it?
2/8/2021
Why We Use Cone Beam Technology When Performing Dental Implants
1/25/2021
Symptoms Your Jaw Pain Is More Serious
1/11/2021
Can an Uneven Jaw Hurt Your Teeth?
12/21/2020
How to Treat Oral Burns
12/7/2020
Types of Periodontal Services to Ask Us About
11/16/2020
Dental Implants Could Help Improve Your Oral Health
11/9/2020
The Benefits of Getting Dentures On Your Implants
10/19/2020
Does Implant Rejection Really Happen?
10/5/2020
Is Chewing Gum Increasing the Pain in Your Jaw?
9/21/2020
What Exactly Is Cone Beam Technology?
9/7/2020
Danger of Not Treating the Causes of Dry Mouth
8/24/2020
Some People Notice Tooth and Jaw Pain After Falling
8/10/2020
Exercise Restrictions Following Oral Surgery
7/23/2020
Steps to Take if Your Teeth are Damaged After Falling Down
7/7/2020
Dangers Associated with Osteonecrosis
6/22/2020
X-Rays and Scans That Can Make Oral Surgery Easier
6/8/2020
Uses of Platelet Rich Plasma
5/29/2020
You Never Want to Face Osteonecrosis Here is Why
5/15/2020
Does a Clicking Jaw Mean You Need Jaw Surgery?
4/20/2020
How the Enamel of Your Teeth Bonds with Your Jawbone
4/10/2020
Snoring Can Lead to A Sore Mouth and Even Speed Up Tooth Loss
3/20/2020
Todays Sedation Options Are Far Superior to Older Options
3/10/2020
Is a Salt Water Rinse Helpful After Oral Surgery?
2/20/2020
Signs a Root Canal Has Failed and May Need to Be Repeated
2/10/2020
What We Can Do When Your Wisdom Teeth Come In Awkwardly
1/20/2020
How We Can Help You Treat Sleep Apnea
1/10/2020
It is Vital to Keep Your Mouth Clean Following any Oral Surgery Procedure
12/20/2019
Managing Cheek Swelling After Oral Surgery
12/10/2019
Smoking is Only One Risk Factor for Oral Cancer - What Are Others?
11/20/2019
Things to Know Prior to Oral Cancer Surgery
11/10/2019
Does Chewing Gum Cause TMJ Pain?
10/20/2019
Exercising Your Jaw Could Prevent an Increase in TMJ Pain
10/10/2019
How Sleep Apnea is Treated with Oral Appliances
9/20/2019
Important Ways to Decrease Sleep Apnea Risk Factors
9/10/2019
How to Manage Pain from an Impacted Canine
8/20/2019
Do All Underbites Require Oral Surgery?
8/10/2019
How Your Diet Can Help You Manage Your TMJ
7/20/2019
Oral Health Boosts You Get from Bone Grafts
7/10/2019
You Should Not Wake Up to Daily Jaw Pain
6/20/2019
Your Morning Routine Should Not Include Chronic Jaw Pain
6/10/2019
Reasons We Have to Split Some Teeth to Remove Them
5/20/2019
Should You Wear a Mouth Guard to Protect Your Teeth During Sleep?
5/10/2019
You May Be Struggling with Sleep Apnea and Be Totally Unaware
4/20/2019
Would You Recognize a TMJ Problem?
4/10/2019
Sedation Options to Consider Prior to Oral Surgery
3/20/2019
Signs You Hurt Your Jaw During a Recent Automobile Accident
3/10/2019
Can Rinsing with Salt Water Increase How Quickly You Recover from Oral Surgery?
2/20/2019
Bone Grafts Are Common Procedures to Help Improve Your Oral Health
2/10/2019
Why You Want to Avoid Chewing Gum if You Struggle with TMJ Pain
1/20/2019
What Options You Have for a Broken Wisdom Tooth
1/10/2019
How Sinus Pain and Tooth Pain Are Related
12/10/2018
How We Come Up with an Oral Cancer Treatment Plan
11/25/2018
Times Where Jaw Reconstruction Surgery May Be the Best Option for Oral Health
11/15/2018
How We Can Help if You Struggle with a Crown Fracture
10/20/2018
Orofacial Pain Does Not Need to Rule Your Life
10/10/2018
How to Tell if You Have a Fractured Tooth
9/20/2018
How We Can Help with Reconstruction After an Accident That Injured Your Face
9/10/2018
Many Can Treat Their Bruxism with a Mouth Guard
8/23/2018
Are There Surgical Options for Jaw Pain?
8/13/2018
Does Your Jaw Hurt Following a Car Crash?
7/20/2018
Why You Need to Come In When You Have a Toothache and a Fever
6/23/2018
Unusual Causes of Jaw Pain
6/13/2018
What to Do in the First 24 Hours After an Extraction to Care for Your Mouth
5/23/2018
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
5/13/2018
What to Do if You Find an Oral Cyst
4/23/2018
Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
4/13/2018
Types of Injuries You Should See an Oral Surgeon For
3/23/2018
Things to Know Prior to the Removal of an Impacted Tooth
3/13/2018
Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
2/23/2018
How to Best Control Post Oral Surgery Bleeding
2/13/2018
Foods to Avoid When Your Jaw Hurts
1/25/2018
How Dental Implants Stop Jaw Resorption
1/15/2018
What to Avoid Right After Getting a Bone Graft
12/23/2017
What is Safe to Do Following Any Type of Oral Surgery?
12/13/2017
Signs Your Pain Stems from a TMD
11/27/2017
Salt Water Boosts Recovery Following Oral Surgery
11/17/2017
When to Extract an Impacted Tooth
10/25/2017
When an Abscess Should Have Surgery
10/15/2017
Surviving the First Day Following an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer You May Notice at Home
9/17/2017
What Options Do You Have for a Cross Bite?
8/25/2017
How Long Should It Take for Teeth in a Day to Heal?
8/15/2017
Why Your Jaw May Hurt Even Days Following an Auto Accident
7/30/2017
Reasons You May Need Dental Surgery
7/23/2017
What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do When You Have Sinus Pain
6/30/2017
Preparing for Oral Surgery - What to Have On Hand
6/20/2017
Is Gum Safe to Chew When You Have TMJ?
5/30/2017
Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft
5/20/2017
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Check Your Mouth After an Auto Accident
4/27/2017
What Options Do You Have to Treat TMJ Pain at Home?
4/17/2017
Why an Extraction is So Traumatic to Your Gums and Surrounding Teeth
3/30/2017
Foods That Can Cause Issues with Healing After an Oral Procedure
3/20/2017

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