Having your wisdom teeth removed is not a minor surgery and ensuring you are following your dentist’s advice on after care is incredibly important to prevent infection. For our best advice on how to care for your tender mouth and minimise pain, keep reading.
Immediately after your surgery it is important to bite down on the gauze packs provided by your dentist for at least one hour or until the bleeding is controlled. If the bleeding persists, replace the gauze after an hour and bite down on a new gauze for 30-45 minutes.
Things you should do:
Things not to do:
After surgery you should get as much rest as possible, the perfect excuse to stay in bed or lounge on the sofa! Over exerting yourself can cause increased bleeding and complications so it is really important you rest for as long as possible and avoid exercise for 3-4 days until you have mostly recovered.
Due to the surgery, you will have to change what and how much you can eat. Ensure the foods you are consuming are nutritious and require very little chewing.
You should avoid:
Recovery times differ from patient to patient so it is important to listen to the advice of your dentist, not your friends or colleagues. It is normal for swelling to occur, with the worst being 2-3 days post-surgery, but this will pass. You can minimise the swelling by apply a cold compress to your cheek.
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