Oral surgery, including third molar removal, root canals, and implants, or even accessed tooth removal, can often cause postoperative pain, swelling, and occasionally numbness, jaw pain and movement difficulties or infection. Too often, oral surgery is considered no big deal—until the anesthetic wears off.
The anatomy of the mouth and teeth is often foreign territory for health care providers, so helping our clients through the post-op period can be daunting and confusing.
This class will help the practitioner understand the anatomy of the oral cavity and how to help relieve the discomfort and swelling to assist with healing.
What You Will Learn:
- A brief anatomy review of the oral cavity
- Understanding the procedures often performed in the mouth, including:
- Root canals
- Third molar removal
- Abscessed tooth removal
- Deep scaling
- Orthognathic surgery
- Discussion of post-op complications
- Review of the lymphatic pathways of the teeth and oral cavity
- Review of indications and contra-indications for massage and lymphatic drainage post op
Michelle Burns has been a massage therapist since 1992 and has focused her practice on working with medically compromised clients. Prior to becoming a massage therapist, she worked as a registered nurse and later, as a health recovery specialist. Michelle has studied with numerous well-known therapists as well as body physiology specialists, to provide her with the tools to make a difference. She has been teaching for over 10 years and her classes are full of information and opportunities to explore. She currently has a massage business in Austin.