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Tips To Recover From Wisdom Teeth Removal

April 12, 2018

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are located on either side of your upper and lower jaw. Every year, five million people in the United States spent $3 billion for the removal of wisdom teeth.

 

Dentists usually recommend people to remove wisdom teeth if they are at a risk of causing an infection, which results in inflammation of your gums and fever.

 

The process of removing wisdom teeth is not painful nor long. You are sedated throughout the process because of which there is no pain. Different people react differently to the surgery. Most people do not feel any kind of pain after the surgery.

 

However, some people do experience pain and other problems like swelling. Keeping these in mind, here are some tips to recover from removal of wisdom teeth:

 

Gauze pads

Dentists make small cuts in your mouth in order to remove the teeth. After removing your wisdom tooth, they stitch the wound tight to allow it to heal. However, there is a chance of bleeding. In order to prevent this, use gauze pads.

 

In order to control the bleeding, keep the pads at the point from where the tooth was extracted for about thirty minutes after you are done with the surgery.  

 

Ice packs

A common problem that people tend to face after the removal of wisdom teeth is swelling. This can cause you a great deal of discomfort. Applying ice packs to your face for twenty minutes a day can help curb swelling and bruising.

 

Take care of your mouth

You might want to limit your food intake for the first two or three days after the surgery. Try to get as much rest as possible.  It is also better that you avoid exercise and activities like smoking for a couple of days.

 

It is especially important that you avoid eating foods, which leave behind particles in the socket. At the same time, avoid drinking beverages since they can dislodge the stitches in your mouth. Instead, try to eat soft foods like Pasta and puddings.

 

You can brush your teeth however; make sure that you avoid the extraction point. After some time, rinse your mouth with a mouthwash.

 

Massage both sides of your jaw

During the procedure, the doctor keeps your jaw open because of which you get cramped muscles in your face, which leads to myofascial pain. Massaging both, sides of your jaw gently relieves the pain that you might experience after wisdom tooth removal.

 

Make sure your head is elevated while sleeping

Keeping your head flat while sleeping after the surgery can have an effect on the volume of blood near the wound. This can result in throbbing pain in your mouth.

 

In order to prevent this problem, elevate your head so that it is higher than the rest of your body.

 

According to statistics, a great number of people avoid going to the dentists because they are afraid of the dental procedures. Get in touch with us. We make sure that we remove your wisdom tooth without causing any kind of pain.

 

In addition to wisdom teeth removal, we also offer other dental services like root canals in Frisco, Texas. Contact us at 972-987-4343 to book an appointment.

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