Do You Need to Stop Exercising After Oral Surgery?
Posted on 12/20/2019 by Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group
Oral surgery covers a wide variety of procedures that can be done on your mouth. The healing time for oral surgery depends on what procedure was completed.
For the first two to three days after oral surgery, we recommend taking it easy. You may want to get back to your daily exercise routine but taking the time to relax will help the healing process.
Exercise is a great way to maintain an active lifestyle and keep your body healthy. It has been proven that exercising can even improve your healing times if done properly. However, it does have the potential to cause a lot of problems. Exercising incorrectly after oral surgery can lead to longer recovery times and even infection.
Before Returning To Normal Exercise Routines
Before beginning to exercise again, there are some things to make sure of before continuing. First, make sure all of your bleeding has stopped. Exercising while your mouth is still bleeding can make you lightheaded, and there is the potential to pass out. For your first couple of times exercising, bring a friend with you to make sure you're okay. Second, try not to exercise while on any pain medications. Pain medications can make exercising dangerous because it affects your reasoning skills.
If you're a runner, you could become disorientated and potentially lost if you're not careful. Last, keep your head propped up to reduce swelling. Activities like swimming or weightlifting may require you to keep your head in a position lower than parallel. When your head is lower than the rest of your body or upside down, you may have a more difficult time recovering from swelling and bleeding.
We can help you with any questions you have related to recovery after oral surgery. We'll be happy to help you if you call our office. Maybe you can even give us some of your exercising tips!
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