Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to erupt in adult life. They erupt between ages 17-25. Some may live their whole life not experiencing wisdom tooth eruption but when you do, it is very painful and patients usually take medicine to ease the pain. But as Dentists, it is our recommendation to prevent these painful events in the future by undergoing Wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom teeth removal is one of the major operations available in the field of Dentistry. It takes a lot of precision and is certainly most important that only professional dentists do this procedure to their patients. It requires surgery and medications to be successful in wisdom tooth extraction. And the healing process is not as fast as getting your milk teeth removed when you were still a kid.
All patients are different. The recovery timeline for wisdom teeth removal surgery varies from person to person. Several variables affect your recovery which includes anesthesia type, amount of bleeding and swelling, and the number of roots that have to be removed. So having said this, let’s help you understand what types of activities you should avoid doing during your recovery phase after surgery.
As professionals in this field, we have come up with do’s and don’ts for a faster healing process after you have undergone wisdom tooth extraction.
- Take the pain medications your surgeon prescribes as soon as you can after surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with information on which to take and for how long.
- Apply cold compress on your cheeks for the first 36 hours.
- Eat Soft foods
- Massage your jaws
- Rest as much as you can
- Drink plenty of water.
- Warm Salt Water rinsing
- Avoid excessive spitting so that you don’t dislodge the blood clot from the socket.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
- Don’t smoke.
- Avoid any rigorous activities on your first-week post-surgery.
- Do not use straws, as they can dislodge the blood clot from the socket.
- Don’t touch the extraction site, to avoid infection and complications.
- Do not brush your teeth for the first 24 hours post-surgery, especially at the extraction site.
When should you contact your Dentist?
Tooth extraction can be frightening and can create Anxiety. But when you should consider contacting your dentist after your Wisdom tooth removal?
- Excessive bleeding
- When you experience Pus discharge
- When you can’t breathe or swallow
- Swelling exists after 2-3 days post-surgery.
If more unusual symptoms persist, immediately contact your Dentists. You can also book an appointment with us to know if you need wisdom tooth removal and if you need immediate help with your oral health. Call us at +1-832-924-2666 and visit our website to learn more about Wisdom tooth extraction https://www.sairdentalgroup.com. We ensure proper care during our procedure and post-surgery status of our patients.