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Removing your wisdom teeth is a smart decision that could prevent serious dental issues down the road.
What to Expect During Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Having your wisdom teeth removed is a routine procedure. Depending on your situation, the dentist will recommend general anesthesia for your appointment, or he/she may numb the area in your mouth with a local anesthetic. If you have impacted wisdom teeth, the dentist will remove them in sections. This involves using small incisions in your gums to reduce how much bone needs to be removed.
What to Expect After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Everyone will experience surgery differently depending on how many teeth were removed and their position. Some amount of swelling and tenderness is normal, as well as bruises. Ice packs can prove useful, along with simple foods that are easy to swallow. We will provide full instructions to patients at the clinic on how to best recover from wisdom tooth extraction.
Post-Op: Wisdom Tooth Extraction Instructions
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION AFTER WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS;
- Don’t smoke for at least 4 days!
- Don’t rinse your mouth or use mouthwash for 24 hours!
- Don’t drink alcohol or hot beverages and don’t use a straw!
You can use your toothbrush but be careful not to disturb the surgical areas where the wisdom teeth were extracted.
Eat foods that are nutritious but require minimal chewing. Don’t take the painkillers on an empty stomach or you may become very nauseous. Having a glass of milk first may be a good idea. Only take painkillers if you need them but you must take the antibiotics until they are finished. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
Alternate 500mg TYELNOL + 600mg IBUPROFEN (ADVIL) every 2 hours if necessary.
For more information about bleeding, soreness and more after wisdom tooth extractions, please check out our blog post here.
Post-Op: Wisdom Tooth Extraction Video
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