What To Do After
You are considering taking a India Dental Holiday not only for the money saved but for the adventure that India offers. Dental procedures are very intensives and can require some recovering time. So you are wondering what you should expect after your procedure.
First off, for any form of major dental work, you need to take a day or two to relax and recuperate. You will be quite uncomfortable with the pain in your mouth. To deal with this, you will most likely be issued some pain killers to help you during your rehab.
Also, you will need to take great care to make sure there will be no follow up problems or negative side effects. To help with this, the first thing I recommend is to stay in a nice comfortable hotel. You will need to be able to relax where you can sleep comfortably. There is nothing worse than feeling bad and being unable to sleep due to discomfort or noise keeping you awake.
Look for a hotel that offers amenities such as room service or your own kitchen where you can prepare food. You may be lying in your room for a day or two, so you want to make sure you are comfortable in your own bed and that food is easy to attain.
A great relaxation technique I discovered after a major surgery is relaxing in a nice bath with some aroma therapy. If you are a man, this may seem a little feminine, however don't underestimate the power of a nice bubble bath with bath salts. (When my girlfriend introduced me to this idea, it took me some time to actually try it. Now look at me, I'm even recommending that others do the same. Funny how things change.)
During this time in your hotel room, make sure you have some comfortable clothes to wear. Bring a few of your favorite movies to help pass the time and help to keep you in a happy mood. It is highly recommended that you stay indoors the first couple of days after the procedure.
During this time you will also need to eat and drink, which might be quite difficult. You'll want to make sure that whatever you eat does not affect the medication you've been prescribed and is easy for you to eat with a sore mouth. You'll want to focus on neutral foods that will be easy for you to digest. Stay away from spicy food or anything that will make you chew more than you can handle. Make a list of foods that fit these criteria and stock up before you undergo the procedure.
I often hear of Americans bring good old fashion chicken noodle soup. Easy on the stomach and does not require much chewing. If you have room service, or a friend that will help you during this time, make a list of soft foods they can get for you such as milkshakes, smoothies, applesauce, soup, etc… Many of these foods can be brought from your home country to India.
One very important note is to stay hydrated. There are a lot of medications out there, including pain killers, which may cause some constipation. A great way to combat this is to stay hydrated. Not to mention, by staying hydrated you will help speed up your recovery time. Never underestimate the power of 8 – 10 glasses of water each day.
After a couple of days focusing on recovery, you will be able to leave your hotel and visit the local sites of India. Take a look at some of the local markets, the giant shopping malls, or relax more on the beach.