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How to enjoy your year-end festivities after oral surgery

Posted on 10/31/2023 by Weo Admin
Close-up of of hands carving a turkey on an elaborate table at Randolph Center for Dental ExcellenceFestivities are for family time, shopping, and indulging in lots of food. However, people tend to overdo it. More than 600 pounds of candy and crunchies are bought during the Halloween holiday. Oral surgeries can be tricky to recover from, especially since they need care. In the case where you just came from surgery and there is a holiday or a festival that is around the corner, here are some of the things you can do to ensure that you enjoy your holiday and at the same time you recover fully from the surgery.

Get enough rest

Holidays and festivities are packed with a lot to do, from family parties and company dinners to gift sharing. However, if you're from oral surgery, you will need to approach the season with a lot of care and take more time relaxing than indulging in activities that might be cumbersome. Look at it like this, it is an opportunity to sit down and do the shopping for friends and your loved ones (more online shopping) and catch up on the latest Netflix shows or Christmas movies.

Stick to soft foods

During the recovery period, it is good to stay away from chewy and hard foods. This means sticky foods and candies are also to avoid. Unfortunately, this also means no popcorn balls, candy canes, or chestnuts. Lucky for you, there is more you can eat including, mashed potatoes, baked yams, apple sauce, and soup.

Drink lots of water

Drinking water can be troublesome, especially during the colder months. However, water has various benefits including regulating our body's temperature, protecting the tissues, cleaning food particles that might be stuck on your teeth, and carrying oxygen to our cells. Therefore, make sure that a glass of water is within arm's reach throughout the season. Holidays are around the corner there is no time like now to schedule the appointment. Make the call today!

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Asheboro, NC 27203-5469

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