5 Things to Consider When Having Wisdom Teeth Taken Out
Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure. Each year, millions of North Americans have their wisdom teeth removed due to reasons such as overcrowding, infection and disease. It’s a process that can become complex for those who don’t prepare adequately. We’ve helped thousands of patients achieve effective wisdom teeth removal and in this blog, we’ll present five things to consider when having your wisdom teeth taken out.
1. Watch What You Eat
It’s important, both immediately before the surgery and immediately after the surgery to watch your diet and find out which foods could impact your oral health. Immediately afterwards, you should try to only eat softer foods such as pudding. And try to avoid eating spicy foods and hot foods that might cause significant pain if they come into contact with the treated area.
2. Rest As Much Possible
You’ll achieve a faster recovery if you’re able to rest as much as possible in the time immediately before and in the week or two after treatment. Before the treatment begins, the rest and relaxation will help lower your blood pressure and protect your health during the surgery. Afterwards, the rest will provide your mouth with the required time to heal. It’s important to wait at least three days after the surgery before committing to any exercise.
3. Try to Quit Smoking Before Your Surgery
While quitting smoking should be a leading goal at all times, it’s especially important before wisdom tooth surgery. Smoking can limit the healing process after your surgery and may cause you to miss more work or social time. Try to begin the quitting process in the weeks preceding your wisdom teeth removal.
4. Talk to Your Dentist About the Healing Process
Depending on the unique elements of your procedure, your healing process could take several days, a week or more. It’s important to consult with your dental professional throughout the healing process to ensure everything is going according to plan.
5. Make Sure You’re Prepared for Travel Post Surgery
Post-surgery, you’ll unlikely be able to drive yourself home. It’s important to have someone pick you up from our office after the procedure has been completed. Make sure this is organized well in advance to avoid unnecessary delays on the day!
Wisdom teeth removal can help patients achieve complete comfort in their everyday lives. But the process should be completed carefully alongside a trusted expert. To learn more tips for ensuring effective recovery from wisdom teeth removal procedure, contact our office team directly!
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