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3 Natural Ways To Optimize Healing After Oral Surgery [BLOG]

  • May 17, 2017

One of our top priorities at the LANAP & Implant Center is providing our patients with homeopathic care. The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. By taking a homeopathic approach, we’re able to help maximize your body’s healing capability that can ultimately help you achieve your best oral and overall health.

We offer some of the most innovative dental procedures in the country. Thanks to our advanced technology and sedation dentistry options, we’re able to perform these complex procedures easily and without our patients having to experience any pain. When your smile is in need of some kind of restorative procedure, such as with dental implants to replace missing teeth, for example, there are things you can do to help ease recovery and speed the healing process.

If you’re someone who prefers more natural remedies over traditional medicine, then today’s blog is for you. We’re sharing three ways you can help promote your body’s natural healing response, both before and after your next dental procedure.

Protect Your Immune System With The Right Vitamins.

Vitamin D has been gaining some well-deserved positive attention among researchers in recent years. One of the reasons for that is the link seen between lower Vitamin D levels and a higher risk for respiratory infections. Another reason is how Vitamin D has been shown to inhibit growth of cancer cells.

It also helps to regulate your immune system, which is an obvious benefit for someone facing any type of surgery. Going into your surgery with a strong immune system will help protect you from potential illnesses or infections. An added benefit of Vitamin D as it relates to your oral health, in particular, is how it strengthens your bones. Having a strong healthy jawbone, for example, could better your chances for dental implant procedures if you’re seeking tooth replacement options.

To maximize healthy antioxidants in your body, you’ll also want to make sure you get plenty of Vitamin C into your daily diet. Vitamin C is a safe, effective way to protect yourself from immune deficiencies, which may come as no surprise since it’s one of the first lines of defense against the common cold.

Promote Your Gut Health With Probiotics.

We’re learning more and more from researchers about the benefits of a healthy gut and how it encourages our total wellness. Probiotics are basically the good bacteria that live in your gut that help fight off the bad bacteria. When you have enough of the good bacteria in your body, it helps to improve and strengthen immunity, digestion, and absorption.

Although more research is needed, probiotics are being shown to help your body fight off chronic inflammation and infections, and that includes periodontal infection!

Relax With An Epsom Salt Bath.

If you’ve ever wanted to have an excuse to relax, then you’ll love our third recommendation for optimizing healing. Mixing epsom salt into a nice, hot bath can be an excellent way to help you feel calm and relaxed, which will encourage a restful sleep. Adding aromatherapy to this ritual can help even more.

When you’re body is deprived of adequate sleep, you’re going to see it manifested in more ways than just making you feel tired. Lack of sleep increases inflammation and suppresses your immunity. A hot epsom salt bath is just one of the ways you can better manage stress and prepare your body for a relaxed sleep. Talk to someone on our team at the LANAP & Implant Center about more ways you can naturally manage stress, help your body relax, and encourage sleep for optimized natural healing.

If you’re ready for an alternative approach to your total wellness, trust your oral health to our experts at the LANAP & Implant Center today! Call 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville, PA office or 570-505-6908 for our Williamsport location. You can also fill out our convenient online form to set up an appointment.