- July 23, 2014
When you undergo surgery – whether it is centered within the mouth or anywhere else in the body – the natural healing process begins immediately. The body strives to repair itself beginning on day one, so it is important to aid in this process as much as possible to ensure success of the procedure. Dr. David DiGiallorenzo and his team place an immense amount of focus on overall wellness from start to finish, utilizing minimally invasive surgical techniques wherever possible. With a uniquely holistic approach and the latest technology available in the industry, we help patients heal and recover more quickly following surgery so that they can continue with their daily lives sooner.
How Holistic Dentistry Aids in Healing
A holistic approach to dentistry and specifically to oral surgery allows for accelerated healing and improved patient comfort. While the body will begin work to heal itself naturally, it does need the tools to do so properly. Rather than simply treat discomfort with pain medication and wait for healing to occur, we can proactively support the body’s natural defenses and abilities from the inside out. One way to do this is to ensure that you are giving your body the rest and nutrients it needs immediately following surgery.
Though many oral surgery patients feel uninclined to eat or drink much following a procedure like periodontal therapy or dental implant placement, the fact is that giving your body strength via nutrition is the best thing you can do. Focus on vitamins C, E, and B complex, as well as zinc, iron, and magnesium. Drink plenty of water, but avoid straws until healing is complete. Talk with Dr. DiGiallorenzo about nutritional therapy as well to learn more about the important role that food plays in healing following surgery.
The rate at which you recovery after a surgical procedure also hinges upon the way the surgery was performed. Because we use soft tissue laser technology rather than traditional scalpels and sutures, the tissue treated is cauterized immediately and stitches are unnecessary. The result is less discomfort for the patient and a shorter recovery period.
Discover the Difference for Yourself
At LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania in Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA, Dr. DiGiallorenzo invites you to experience the innumerable benefits of holistic dentistry. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with our caring, knowledgeable team. We gladly serve patients from throughout nearby communities in Lock Haven, Sunbury, Bloomberg, Pottstown, and more.