Recovery Tips after Wisdom Tooth Removal

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Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most common dilemmas of the dental world. This surgical procedure is carried out, almost daily, on different patients.

Wisdom tooth is the last one to grow and appears in the back of your gums. Mostly, every individual has 4 wisdom teeth, one appearing in each corner of the mouth. You can expect them to appear anytime between your late teens to late twenties. Many people experience their arrival at the age of 28 too but mostly, people get their wisdom teeth in the start of their 20’s.

You are lucky if your wisdom tooth grows just fine. A slight lack of space can actually complicate its growth and make it painful, leading to the need of wisdom teeth removal Castle Pines  Co procedure.

Recovery Tips

Once you go in for a surgery and you are done with the process, you need to take special care of your dental health. The dentist will definitely send you home with a detailed document, which will state all the necessary precautions that you must take. However, it is always best to have a good amount of knowledge, up your sleeves too.

During this time, you can expect swollen cheeks and gums along with a stiff and sore jaw. You might get some bruises around your cheek area that might hurt a bit. These symptoms will be worse in the beginning but will gradually wear off. Also, you will experience a lot of pain during this time and a tingling sensation does annoy some people too.

Thus, to make this time a little easier on yourself, you must take care. Self care is very important in this journey and there are some important self care tips that will help you along the way.

  • Use painkillers, prescribed by your dentist regularly. Do not skip unnecessarily.
  • Do not indulge in activities that require you to move a lot.
  • Do not smoke or drink for 2-3 days.
  • Eat or drink food that is easy for you to chew and gulp down.
  • Make sure to have an antiseptic mouthwash as it will help you stay clean dentally. Your dentists will certainly prescribe one for you.

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Once your cheek and gum swelling starts reducing, you will feel very much back to normal. If your doctor has prescribed antibiotics; make sure that you do not skip them at all. Also, make sure to visit your dentist for the follow up that has been scheduled for you as it is important to see whether you are on the right path of recovery or not.