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Speed Up Your Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery

Posted on 6/3/2024 by Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants
3D rendered xray of an impacted wisdom tooth butting against the tooth next to itWisdom teeth removal can be a discomforting experience, but there are steps you can take to hasten your recovery and get back to feeling your best. Following some simple guidelines can ensure a smoother and faster healing journey.

Proper Oral Care

After your wisdom teeth removal procedure, it is crucial to maintain excellent oral hygiene to prevent infection and promote healing. Keep the surgical site clean by rinsing your mouth with salt water several times daily. Also, avoid brushing or flossing around the extraction area for 24 hours to prevent dislodging blood clots.

Stay Hydrated

Hydration is key to a speedy recovery. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and flush out toxins from your body. Opt for lukewarm or cold beverages, as hot drinks may irritate the surgical site. Avoid using straws, as the sucking motion can dislodge blood clots and hinder healing.

Soft Diet

In the days following your wisdom teeth removal, stick to a soft-food diet to minimize discomfort and facilitate healing. Opt for mashed potatoes, yogurt, soups, and smoothies that require minimal chewing. Avoid consuming hard or spicy foods that may irritate the surgical site.

Follow Doctor Orders

Listen carefully to the post-operative instructions given by your dentist or oral surgeon and follow them diligently. This may include taking prescribed medications, such as antibiotics or pain relievers, as directed. Avoid strenuous physical activity and smoking, as these can impede the healing process.

Managing Pain and Swelling

It is normal to experience some pain and swelling after wisdom teeth removal. Apply an ice pack to your cheek over the affected area for 20 minutes at a time to reduce swelling and numb the discomfort. Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, can help alleviate pain.

While complications after wisdom teeth removal are rare, monitoring for signs of infection or other issues is essential. Contact our dentist or oral surgeon if you experience severe pain, excessive bleeding, pus discharge, or persistent fever, which may indicate a complication requiring medical attention.

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