After the ALLON4 Surgery
Here we list some Post Surgical feelings or issues that can face patients in Cancun after the ALLON4 or ALLON6 , These are not always common and many patients finish surgery and have not issues whatsoever, but being prepared and understanding what possibilities you may face can help you better prepare and better understand the surgical and healing process so as not to feel anxious or unnecessarily scared of certain feelings associated with dental surgery.
It I also Important to remember that when under going such treatments with us we will be on hand 24/7 and ready to answer any and all questions you may have so you can be confident during your recuperation in Cancun.
Oozing of the surgical sites Slight bleeding or oozing is common from surgical sites, but not heavy bleeding, Use the gauze provided and place over the sites and bite down gently, try sitting upright, avoid physical activity, and put ice packs on the outside of your mouth. If this continues call the clinic to schedule an appointment.
Swelling is a normal part of getting surgery, and it will reach its climax usually 48 hours s after the procedure. This can make patients a bit worried as they had none for the first 2 days and then it starts so they think there must be a problem, but this is very common taking any medication prescribed will help inflammation and Using ice or a cold pack on the surgical sites (on the face) within the 24 hours following the procedure can help control it (20 minutes on and 20 minutes off).
You have undergone major dental surgery and while techniques are used to limit unecessary pain this is an unavoidable part of dental surgery, you will be provided with prescriptions for pain medication, but if you believe you have a low tolerance and regularly take stronger types of pain medication we recommend you bring your own, just make sure you make the doctor aware. Sharp feelingYou may feel a strange something sharp in your mouth, this could be the bony walls that used to support the now missing teeth, if this continues to cause issue speak with the dentist but often is temporary.
Many large case Surgeries like the ALLON procedures are recommended (depending on the patients case) to undergo a very strict diet change for at least a few weeks and maybe longer depending on the doctors recommendations. Some diets may need to be completely liquid, then soft and working up to more solid food. Some patients have no issues, The main important factor is to ensure that after surgery you maintain vitamin, mineral and nutrient intake to aid your healing and overall recuperation.
You may experience nausea or even vomiting from any accidentally swallowed blood or as part of the secondary effects of Sedation if elected, Take it easy have a companion with you and monitor how you feel post surgery.Dry LipsBecause of the length of surgery and the manner of which your mouth will be open for extended periods, your lips can get dry and feel sore and cracked, lip balm, chapstick can help alleviate this discomfort.
Because your mouth may be open most of the time because of the gauze, this can lead to a sore throat, making swallowing painful. This is a passing symptom, usually going away after a few days.Stiff MusclesYour jaw muscles may become stiff, because of the time your mouth is open for extended periods, relax and slowly stretch your jaw every now and then will help get rid of the stiffness.
In conclusion, it is normal to experience certain aftercare symptoms following dental surgery. Slight bleeding or oozing from the surgical sites is common, but heavy bleeding should be reported to the clinic immediately. Using the provided gauze and applying gentle pressure can help control bleeding. Swelling is a normal part of the healing process and typically peaks around 48 hours after the procedure. Medications prescribed by your dentist can help manage inflammation, and applying ice or a cold pack to the face within the first 24 hours can provide relief.
Pain is to be expected after major dental surgery, and your dentist will provide you with appropriate pain medication. If you have a low tolerance for pain or regularly take stronger pain medication, it is advisable to inform your dentist. Feeling something sharp in your mouth is often temporary and can be attributed to the bony walls that used to support the extracted teeth. If the sharp sensation persists, consult your dentist for further evaluation.
Your diet may need to be modified following large-scale dental surgeries like ALLON procedures. Depending on your specific case, you may be required to follow a strict diet that progresses from liquids to soft foods and gradually to more solid foods. It is crucial to maintain a well-balanced diet to support your healing and overall recovery, ensuring an adequate intake of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
Feeling sick, including nausea or vomiting, can occur due to accidentally swallowed blood or as a secondary effect of sedation if administered during the surgery. Resting and having a companion to monitor your condition can help alleviate these symptoms. Extended periods of keeping your mouth open during surgery can cause dry and sore lips. Applying lip balm or chapstick can help alleviate discomfort.
A sore throat may result from the use of gauze, which keeps your mouth open for an extended period. Swallowing can be painful during this time, but this symptom typically resolves within a few days. Additionally, your jaw muscles may become stiff due to the prolonged mouth opening. Taking moments to relax and gently stretching your jaw can help alleviate stiffness.
Remember to follow all post-operative instructions provided by your dentist and contact the clinic if you have any concerns or if the symptoms persist or worsen. By following these guidelines and maintaining good oral hygiene practices, you will support your recovery and achieve optimal healing after dental surgery.