When Can I Use a Straw Again?

imagesOne thing we’ve noticed at our office is that some individuals love their straws. One of the most frequent questions we hear is “So when can I use a straw again?”. The funniest part about this question is that is seems to be a myth, and no one really knows how it got started! Now, obviously it can depend on the type of surgery you are having, but in most cases, you should be fine to use a straw as soon as the next day!

Using a straw to drink soda, milk, juice or just about anything else will hardly create any negative pressure in your mouth. I would just wait 1 day after surgery and then feel free to use a straw lightly. The one thing you will want to avoid drinking through a straw are milkshakes! I know we’ve all been there when we try to drink a cold, thick milkshake through a straw and come up unsuccessful. Post-op if you are putting forth the extra effort to try to suck a milkshake through a straw, this is when you might have an issue with swallowing blood. This can lead to nausea and a gross tasting milkshake. If you’re craving a milkshake, use a spoon. If you’re craving a straw, use a liquid that doesn’t take much effort to pull through the straw. You shouldn’t run into any trouble.

However, it never hurts to ask your doctors questions, and at Belmont Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we are always happy to field any questions to might have pre or post surgery. Enjoy those milkshakes!



Prevent or Fix Dental Injuries from Sports

Although the NHL can’t get it together, we know that Youth, High School and College Hockey are in full swing. One of the most common injuries in Hockey are dental injuries such as a broken jaw, cracked teeth and lost teeth. The best preventative step to make as a Hockey player is to always use a mouth guard. It may not be 100% effective, but you’re better off with one! Hockey isn’t the only sport with reoccuring dental injuries. Soccer and Basketball are actually the most prone to dental injuries due to lack of requirements for mouth guards in most Youth Leagues. No matter the sport, play it safe by using a mouth guard!


Should you unfortunuately run into one of these problems, the friendly staff at Belmont Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are here to help! From the common dental surgeries like Wisdom Teeth Romoval, to Dental Implants to replace lost teeth, Belmont Oral and Maxillofacial offers it all. Check out our website to learn more about what we have to offer http://www.belmontoralsurgery.com/

Understanding What An Apicoectomy Is

Did You Know: An Apicoectomy is needed when a root canal will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist or general dentist will recommend having an apicoectomy.  The tip of the tooth root is called the apex; “ectomy” at the end of a word implies removing something.  Therefore, an apicoectomy implies the surgical removal of the tip of the root of the problem tooth.

New Renovations and Dental Chairs at Belmont, MA Oral Surgery!

Have you been to our office in the last 6 months? We renovated part of our office and added new dental chairs to help out patients feel more at ease during their visits! Let us know what you thought of the new improvements!

Tooth Pain – Belmont Oral Surgery Massachusetts

There is no better time to take care of that tooth pain than right now. The longer you wait, the worse the problem becomes. No need to stress about making the visit. Belmont Oral will take care of you and your mouth so that you’ll leave happy and healthy. Schedule your appointment today!

Wisdom Teeth Removal – Belmont, MA

Time to get those wisdom teeth removed? Let Belmont Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery take the best care of you. Wisdom Teeth done right does not need to be a lengthy and painful process.

Oral Surgery – Belmont, MA

Hearing you need to have Oral Surgery doesn’t doesn’t need to be painful news. Let the experts at Belmont Oral & Maxillofacial Sugery give you the best treatment you deserve!

Remember, Smile!

Welcome to Belmont Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Welcoem to Belmont Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery’s blog! We are located in Belmont, MA but service customers from many of the surrounding towns. Whether you need your Wisdom Teeth removed or you need Dental Implnats, this is the place to go! Call us today for any question and to schedule your appointment! 617-484-5266