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Contract Rebecka For Your Homebound Patients In Recovery

Oral Hygiene Services

  • Intraoral wound management

  • Oral mucositis management

  • Oral hygiene guidance

  • Lymphatic Drainage

  • Myofunctional therapy

  • Intraoral movement therapy

While dental hygienists may not be the first profession that comes to mind in a hospital or homebound setting, dental hygienists bring a unique set of skills and expertise that can immensely benefit patients and contribute to their holistic well-being. From identifying oral health issues that can impact systemic health to providing preventive care measures and promoting good oral hygiene practices, the presence of dental hygienists in hospitals and homebound settings is an untapped resource with the potential to revolutionize patient care and outcomes. It's time to bridge this missing link and unlock the full potential of dental hygienists within the hospital and homebound setting.

Post Operative Care

When it comes to post-surgical care for oral health, dental hygienists play a vital role in ensuring patients' well-being and recovery. In Washington state, there are a range of oral hygiene services that these professionals can provide in the comfort of your own home.

  1. Wound Care: After oral surgery, it's crucial to keep the surgical site clean and free from infection. Dental hygienists can assist in dressing changes, ensuring proper wound healing, and monitoring any signs of complications.

  2. Oral Hygiene Instructions: Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for overall oral health and preventing post-operative infections. Dental hygienists can educate patients on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as recommend specific products suitable for their needs.

  3. Pain Management: Post-surgical discomfort is common, and dental hygienists can help alleviate pain by providing appropriate pain management techniques, such as recommending over-the-counter medications or suggesting soothing oral rinses.

  4. Nutritional Guidance: Proper nutrition is crucial for healing after oral surgery. Dental hygienists can offer guidance on a soft food diet, ensuring patients receive adequate nutrients while minimizing any discomfort during eating.

  5. Oral Health Assessment: Regular check-ups and assessments are important for monitoring the progress of healing and identifying any potential issues. Dental hygienists can perform comprehensive oral exams, evaluate healing progress, and address any concerns that may arise.

 

It's important to note that these services may vary depending on the specific needs and recommendations of the oral surgeon or dentist. Therefore, it's always advisable to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized post-surgical care instructions.

Integrative Orofacial Functional Medicine & Recovery

Integrative Orofacial Functional Medicine & Recovery

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