Make a Speedy Recovery after
Wisdom Teeth Removal
For many people, removal of the impacted wisdom teeth is a serious surgical procedure and having a proper post-operative care is important for a speedy recovery. Here we’ve compiled a list of easy aftercare tips to follow to recover from wisdom teeth removal and lead a normal life as usual.
You may experience below complications after wisdom teeth removal surgery, such as:
Swelling around the mouth, cheeks, eyes and sides of the face rarely occurs after surgery if modern conservative technique is used. It can be reduced to a greater extend if happens by the immediate use of ice packs. Place ices packs to the sides of the face where surgery was performed for 24 hours to help preventing swelling.
Take the pain prescriptions given by your dentist to reduce the recurring pain in the surgical area. Don’t drive vehicles or work around machineries for few days following the wisdom tooth removal in Sydney to avoid pain and discomfort. If the pain is persistent, take this to the attention of your dentist to take proper measures.
Follow Good Oral Hygiene
Avoid rigorous rinsing start brushing your teeth gently the night of surgery. Begin rinsing at least 5-6 times a day especially after eating with a cup of warm water mixed with a teaspoon of salt, the day after the surgery. Follow good oral hygiene to reduce sensitivity of the teeth next to the wisdom-tooth socket.
Exercise and Sport
Avoid strenuous activity and exercise for the first few days of the surgery. If you want to stay fit all these days, walking is the best way to return to fitness. If you play rugby or do martial arts, you should discuss with your dentist before returning to activities before the operation.
Call Your Dentist
if you experience serious complications like:
Difficulty swallowing or breathing
Severe pain not relieved by prescribed pain medications
Swelling that worsens after two or three days
A bad taste in your mouth not removed with saltwater rinsing
Pus in or oozing from the socket
Persistent numbness or loss of feeling
Blood or pus in nasal discharge
Watch What You Eat:
Stay away from spicy or hot foods for the first few days after wisdom teeth removal in Sydney. Start from a simple liquid diet and gradually add solid foods, starting with softer foods, like pudding. Recommended foods to eat are:
Smoothies or milkshakes (Avoid using straws)
Instant oat meal.
Recovering from wisdom teeth can take a few days to a week but following proper medications and sticking to the right diet can speed up the healing process.
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