There are probably a million other things people would consider more pleasing than a dentist appointment to have their teeth pulled out. Unfortunately, though, many people will need to have their wisdom teeth Sydney pulled out more urgently than they would get to do those other million things. Since it may be inevitable, it is important to be prepared for it and to take the best measures to ensure it goes through smoothly without any complications.
One of the complications that could occur from poor post extraction care is a dry socket. This is when the blood clot covering the wound after surgery comes off and the nerve is exposed to air. This can cause unbearable pain. This, however, is no reason to shy away from extraction. With the right care after wisdom teeth removal Sydney, all will be fine.
Preparation is key to having a smooth recovery. After the procedure, you may have some discomfort and pain, so it is a good idea to have some pain killers available. Usually, the dentist will prescribe them for you and tell you when to take them.
After the procedure, you may need to keep off solid food so plan a liquid diet for at least 3 days or more. Stock up on nutritious liquid foods.
You should also plan for your comfort, have a comfortable pillow to keep your head elevated through the night.
After the surgery, do not brush or rinse your mouth, wait until the second day, then you can gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Keep on doing this until the wound is healed. The dentist can prescribe an oral rinsing solution which can work just as well as brushing your teeth.
It is also common to experience more pain for about 3 days. After the third day, it should begin to subside. If it increases after the third day, that may be a dry socket, so contact the dentist immediately.
Bleeding will continue for up to 4 hours after the surgery. If it exceeds that time, use a wet teabag to bite down on over the affected area, if the bleeding continues for over 3 hours after that, it is an emergency case, seek medical attention immediately.
Particles of bones may pierce through the gum surface but that should not be a concern, they will eventually fall off as you clean your mouth.
If you usually do exercise, you need to take a break from that until the wound heals. Exercise will increase heart rate which will fuel bleeding.
Stay away from tobacco in any form. Smoking will remove the clot and so would chewing tobacco.
Avoid solid foods and choose liquids like yogurt, milk and soft foods like scrambled eggs and mashed potatoes.
It is important you follow all the advice given by the doctor. Wisdom tooth removal cost Sydney is in fact now more affordable than ever, however, don’t indulge in anything that will complicate the healing process.