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  • November 2, 2021

Post-Operative Care Instructions After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isn’t enough space for them to surface or they come through in the wrong position.

Wisdom teeth should be removed only by a professional dentist. if you also want to extract the wisdom teeth then you can navigate over here and find the certified dentist for your wisdom teeth removal.

What To Do (and What Not To Do) After Wisdom Teeth Removal

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It is important to limit activity on the day of surgery to minimize bleeding. It is better to stand up than to lie down and to avoid hot liquids and eating for at least three hours. If bleeding occurs, the patient should rest and roll cotton wool, or tissue into a small pad. If bleeding continues, the patient should contact the dentist who removed his wisdom teeth.

The patient should use whatever painkiller they normally use or the ones prescribed to them.

It is essential that the patient completes the course in order for the antibiotic to work. The patient should consult his dentist or doctor if he feels unwell after taking an antibiotic. 

Some swelling is normal after wisdom teeth removal. The extent of this swelling will depend on how difficult the procedure was. After the surgery is complete, swelling can increase for up to forty-eight hours.  

It can make you uncomfortable to eat or talk due to swelling around the jaws. There will be swelling if the wisdom tooth is removed or cut out. More swelling will result from a more complicated procedure.

Numbness usually persists for approximately 3 hours after wisdom tooth extraction. Avoid eating or drinking hot liquids until the sensation of numbness has gone. You can get a painful blister on your cheek if you bite down while you're numb.

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