Recovery Tips after Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Posted on : 05-05-2012 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction is a simple oral surgery, which normally has not complications. Healing and recovery is also a simple process. Following the instructions of your surgeon will help you make recovery easy.

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These tips may help fasten your recovery process:

  • Do care and avoid any type of biting or burning inside portion of your cheek, lip or tongue. This may happen during the period when your mouth is numb.
  • Use icing to cool the outside of your mouth, i.e. cheeks. This should be done in first 24 hours.
  • Do not use your mouth too much and give it rest. Take rest and avoid activities.
  • Take soft foods, which are easy to chew and swallow. Soup, fruit sauce, yogurt, cottage cheese, gelatin, pudding or similar food may be chosen.
  • Sucking through straw or too much rinsing of mouth can slacken blood clot and slow down healing process.
  • After 24 hours of surgery, softly rinse mouth with warm salt water few times a day. You may do this after every meal.
  • Avoid smoking for at least 24 hours after surgery. Nicotine may break down the blood clot and cause delay in recovery. This problem is known as Dry Socket.
  • Avoid following sensation or curiosity and touching the surgery area with finger or rubbing with tongue.
  • Keep your mouth clean. You may brush your teeth carefully and tongue too. Keeping mouth clean will accelerate the healing process.
  • While sleeping keep your head elevated. You may place couple of pillows under your head.
  • Keep water, pain killers and antibiotics (as per dentist’s prescription) with you.

For more details you may consult 24 hours dentist facility at 02 9365 6197 or visit Wisdom Tooth Extraction


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