Are you worried about your upcoming wisdom tooth extraction? We hope to put you at ease! Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure and with the right preparation and aftercare, you can have a smooth recovery. Like after any surgery, some discomfort is to be expected, but following these simple tips will help minimize your pain and promote healing.
Preparation is key when it comes to having a comfortable recovery after your wisdom teeth removal. Here are a few things to put on your to-do list ahead of your extraction:
You’ll need to rest for a few days so the more you do in advance the more you’ll be able to relax and focus on healing.
After your wisdom tooth extraction, your mouth will be sensitive and a bit sore. You’ll want to choose foods that are easy to eat so that the extraction site can heal properly. Foods like smoothies, soup, bananas, blueberries, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, macaroni and cheese, yogurt, and applesauce will be your friends. Please note, however, that you should not use a straw. The suction from a straw can cause painful dry sockets and delay the healing process.
One of the best things you can do when recovering from getting your wisdom teeth taken out is to prioritize resting. You may be prescribed painkillers to relieve discomfort and help you feel more at ease. Avoid vigorous physical activity, bending, and lifting for several days. Your body needs time to recuperate, so don’t try to get back on your feet too quickly!
Do you need to get your wisdom teeth taken out? Dr. Kalbaugh and our team at Advanced Dentistry of Nevada, MO, will walk you through the whole procedure and provide plenty of guidance for your recovery. We also offer a number of payment options to fit your budget. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!