What To Do; What Not To Do After Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom tooth extraction is a modern, painless procedure to remove the unerupted or  half erupted wisdom tooth, thereby preventing throbbing pain and serious complications in jaw alignment.

Unlike old days, Dentists at Asian Dental are well-trained to use the less invasive techniques and experts in minimising discomfort and blood loss.

After undergoing a wisdom tooth removal, though it is painless still one has to follow some precautionary measures to fasten the healing.

The faster the healing, the faster one can return to their normal life.

If you are planning to take up wisdom tooth removal or someone who removed it recently, here is a list of things you have to adapt for faster relief.

These simple tips can be a lifesaver to You!

Things you can DO to hasten the relief:

  • Relax and Rest:

Wisdom tooth removal requires at least 24 hours of rest. Elevate your head and give a complete rest to relieve the discomfort.

  • Icing:

After the removal, swelling can be seen with the majority of people. Icing your face for 20 minutes after an interval of every 20 minutes for almost 24 to 48 hours can reduce the swelling.

  • Taking Liquid & Soft Foods:

Consume soft and light foods. Prefer liquid foods over solid foods which can stabilise hunger and also energise. 

  • Jaw exercises:

Slight movement and exercises can help you with adapting the old lifestyle like speaking, drinking and eating.

  • Taking Medications:

Follow the respective antibiotics and painkillers prescribed by the doctor as per the dose without fail.

  • Use Tea Bags:

Bite a tea bag on the gauze placed. Tea leaves contain tannic acid which is a good blood vessel constrictor preventing blood loss. It will arrest the blood and help in clotting.

  • Practising Oral Hygiene:

Never skip brushing! Brush with a smooth bristle brush regularly. Gargle with warm water with a pinch of salt. 

Things you are advised NOT TO DO:

  • Avoid using straws:

Straws can hit the operated part and dislodge the clot, making you suffer even more by bleeding heavily. 

  • Cut out Alcohol & Smoking:

Alcohol and smoking immediately after an extraction can infect the socket paving way to inflammation.

  • Stop icing after 48 hours:

Even after icing, if the bleeding doesn’t stop after 48 hours immediate seeking of your dentist is recommended.

  • Avoid Rinsing often:

In order to feel clean, people often rinse their mouth after the extraction. But, it can break the clot and continue to bleed.

  • Managing Cold & Cough:

Cold and cough can make it worse, delaying the healing. It is advised to take up measures to cure your cold and cough beforehand.

If you are good at taking measures, you will be healed completely within a week.

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