woman holds an icepack to her face after wisdom teeth removal

How To Care for Your Teeth After Wisdom Tooth Removal

Published July 21, 2021 9:59 pm

Here at Altitude Family Dental, we work with our patients to make sure wisdom teeth removal is straightforward and comfortable from start to finish, and that it’s done before lasting damage can be caused to the smile. In today’s post, we’ll go over what you need to know about care after wisdom teeth removal.

Rest & Relief

While most people recover quickly from wisdom teeth removal, it is surgery! Give yourself the time to rest and recover after going through the procedure. To deal with the pain, your dentist or doctor will either prescribe you a pain killer or suggest an over-the-counter relief to choose.

Brush Gently

While you’ll be healing in the back of your mouth, you can’t completely neglect the health of your remaining teeth. Brush gently in the days following your procedure, and check with us if you have any questions about technique.

Ice Is Nice

Other than the pain relief prescribed or recommended to you by your dentist or doctor, an ice pack or some other cool compress will be your best bet at managing your pain and swelling. The cool temperature brings down the inflammation in the area, helping a great deal in keeping you comfortable while you recover.

Watch What You Eat–And Drink

While we always want you to keep your oral health in mind when deciding what to eat or drink, this is especially true while you recover. Stick to soft foods and liquid, room temperature or cold. Whatever you do, do not use a straw. While it might seem tempting while you’re avoiding chewing, straws, as well as cigarettes, can cause dry sockets, throwing a real wrench in your recovery.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Gypsum, Colorado

If you’re due to have your third molars removed, there’s no better place to have the procedure than with our experienced team here at Altitude Family Dental. Give us a call today to get started discussing your options.

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