Posted .

Here at Dental Specialists of Weston our dentists, Dr. Glorimar Llavona offers several treatments to address oral health issues. Many of these treatments involve surgery for your gums and affected soft oral tissues.

While you heal from your surgery, you will need to apply some basic aftercare measures. This will help maintain your comfort during recovery while also preventing complications and infection. The dentists will talk with you about specific aftercare instructions related to your treatment. It’s also important to keep in mind that certain lifestyle choices and habits can cause complications for the healing process.

Tobacco use can introduce heat, tar and other chemicals into your mouth, and increase your chances of infection. This could potentially cause significant irritation to your tissues and increase recovery. The suction from smoking or vaping can traumatize an incision site, or pull a blood clot loose. If you frequently use tobacco or vaping products and you have an upcoming treatment at Dental Specialists of Weston you might want to talk to your primary physician about finding a cessation plan that’s right for you.

If you have an oral surgery scheduled at Dr. Glorimar Llavona’s clinic in Weston, Florida, and you have an aftercare question, you can always call 954-349-4993 to speak to a member of our staff.