Preparing for your jaw surgery is a very important part in ensuring a smooth experience and recovery process. Here are a few tips that can help you make sure you are as ready as possible:
Maintain a healthy diet:
It’s important to be in good physical health before undergoing any type of surgery. A great way to do so is to ensure you are having a balanced diet and exercising as much as you can. Making sure you are getting proper nutrition will give your body the strength it needs for a faster recovery. Starting this as soon as possible before your surgery is key because creating these healthy habits may take some time.
Keep up good oral hygiene habits
Not only are good oral hygiene habits a good practice to have, they will prevent the risk of infection and possible bacterial complications during surgery. Brushing twice a day and flossing are extremely important parts of your oral health, and this may be one of the most important precautions you can take pre-surgery.
Plan and prepare non-chew meals in advance
When recovering, the last thing you are going to want to do is try to figure out what your to eat. Planning in advance will reduce stress and make the recovery process that much easier. Try purchasing in bulk easy-to-eat foods, like pre-made soups, yogurt or pudding. Even purchasing a food processor or blender, if you don’t already have one, could make your meal preparation so much easier.
The thought of surgery can be very overwhelming to anyone. Mediating or listening to some relaxing music before your surgery is a great way to calm nerves.
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