Wisdom Tooth Removal Aftercare

wisdom-tooth-removalAfter you have undergone Melbourne’s wisdom tooth extraction procedures, you will feel sore in your mouth for about three days. You will undoubtedly take an anti-biotic, so there is no disease in your mouth. Likewise, your specialist may advocate painkillers for you if the pain is really terrible. It’s important that you do not put any toxins in your mouth, for example smoking, until the injury recovers. Something else to keep away is the sucking on straws. This could be dangerous for the blood clotting that was framed over the area where the tooth was.

After the doctor has removed your wisdom tooth (for whatever reason), you must treat it properly to heal quickly. The healing process usually takes two weeks, but full recovery can only be expected after one month. In some extreme cases, you must pay special attention to the extraction site for half a year.

If you want to reduce your time and prevent infections, just follow these tips:

– Do not rinse your mouth for a day after the doctor has pulled out your wisdom tooth. If the bleeding stopped and you have been waiting for 24 hours, you can rinse with warm salt water to disinfect your mouth.

After removal of the tooth, you are likely to experience some bleeding that can be treated by placing clean gauze over the area in question. Bite gently on the gauze (not too hard!)

– If you experience facial swelling, place ice in a clean cloth and place it over the swollen area externally. Do not leave it there for more than 10 minutes – let your face rest for 20 minutes and then apply another load of ice for 10 minutes.

Eat light food or something that is in a liquid state. The best foods to eat are: mashed potatoes, milkshakes, ice cream (that’s right – cold ice cream helps to relieve the pain and act as a painkiller), instant pudding, instant oatmeal.

– Drink as much as you can, but do not drink alcohol! The best drinks are tea, milk, mineral water and juices. Be careful not to drink hot tea as this may irritate the spot where the wisdom tooth was removed.

Wisdom tooth extraction is certainly something that you have to take seriously. If you have bleeding after 24 hours, or if the pain persists for more than a week, you should see your doctor immediately.

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Nice helpful tips there to quick the healing process of wisdom tooth extraction. Thanks for sharing these.

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