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Why Use Holistic Pain Management After Oral Surgery?

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As one of the leading oral surgery practices in Ohio specializing in holistic pain management solutions, we find it increasingly important to be sure our patients are educated on why we opt for this approach. Dr. Puckett has been practicing oral surgery for over 20 years, and has seen the positive and negative advancements in medical and dental communities.

Finding non-pharmaceutical solutions for inflammation and better pain prevention have become increasingly important to our practice over the past few years. Since homeopathic approaches to pain management are less common than traditional narcotics and over-the-counter drugs, it is important to us to make the benefits of holistic care readily available to those who walk through our doors.

Why do we put such an emphasis on natural, holistic oral care?

The Importance of Effective Alternatives for Pain Management

Not only are cutting-edge surgical techniques and treatments improving outcomes and recovery times, but natural management for pain after oral surgery also has important implications. Previously, oral surgeons were relegated to prescribing opioids and narcotics for recovery. It was medically-standard practice, and it worked. But now that we know more, looking at the wake of the opioid crisis, it’s become clear there needs to be safer, just as effective ways to manage post-surgery oral pain naturally.

And it’s not just addiction that makes pharmaceutical pain interventions a less-than-ideal solution. For instance, the elderly, people with certain health conditions and those on certain medications may not have the option to take pain medication. How will they be able to relieve pain after a tooth extraction or dental bone graft?

Implementing holistic approaches to treatment and surgery aftercare offers several benefits to patients. Especially the program we’ve developed –

Advantages Wilmington Oral Surgery’s Natural Approach to Pain

Our protocol significantly minimizes pain and swelling, which results in a faster, easier recovery after undergoing oral surgery. We are able to achieve these results by using a mixture of different methods, including anti-inflammatory medications, red-light therapy and platelet-rich fibrin.

  • Faster Recovery Time. With our approach to pain management, we aim to have you spending less time on the couch and getting back to the things that matter most.
  • More Daily Function. Effectively-managed pain means minimal discomfort and maximum function. And a faster recovery time means you can get back to your normal daily activities and responsibilities quicker than planned.
  • Less Pain and Swelling. The biggest priority is to keep you as comfortable and pain-free as possible following your procedure. A holistic approach targets pain and swelling prior to surgery to reduce these symptoms as a whole.
  • Minimal Bruising. Another unwanted side effect, we aim to decrease the chances of bruising post-surgery by reducing inflammation and speeding healing time.
  • Decreased Need for Narcotics. Since our holistic approach has proven to be extremely effective, many patients find themselves decreasing or even eliminating their need for prescription drugs.

What Is This Natural Pain Protocol? The Specifics:

Just like narcotics, holistic pain management will affect everyone a bit differently. Our team will be careful to assess individual needs and be sure you walk out the door with the best pre- and post-op care plan for you. As expected, our natural pain management approach has been proven to yield extremely positive results among patients receiving oral surgery. So much so that some patients opt to use no prescription or over-the-counter drugs at all.

  • Natural Medicines. Anti-inflammatory medications will be prescribed prior to and following your procedure. These natural medications, including ones such as bromelain, will help prevent unwanted symptoms of the procedure such as pain and swelling.
  • StellaLife VEGA Oral Recovery Kit®. Similarly to the anti-inflammatory medications, this recovery kit will be used pre and post op. Within the kit includes products that work against pain, swelling, and bruising.
  • Photobiomodulation. Also known as red light therapy, this process utilizes red light and near-infrared light to promote healing by reducing inflammation and enhancing bone and soft tissue healing at surgical sites.

Homeopathic care is a mission that Dr.Puckett and his team at Wilmington Oral Surgery feel extremely passionate about. We encourage patients to take control of their health and understand how different prescriptions and methods can affect the healing process.

Our office is happy to answer any questions regarding homeopathic care and aims to get you in and out of your procedure pain-free. Call our office to learn more and schedule a consultation appointment.

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