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Wisdom Tooth Care
Wisdom teeth don’t need to be a pain!
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What’s the Big Deal About
Wisdom teeth are the last of the adult molars, usually coming in throughout the teenage or early adult years. If you are one of the fortunate few, your wisdom teeth will grow in fully with perfect alignment.
If you are like the majority, however, your wisdom teeth may grow in misaligned, impacted, or partially erupted. This can result in damage to the surrounding nerves, bone, and tissue in the mouth. It can also occasionally force the surrounding teeth into misalignment, resulting in a crooked smile. Don’t hesitate to call and get the care you need for relief from your wisdom teeth!
How Can I Ensure a Smooth Recovery After Wisdom Tooth Removal?
The best way to guarantee a smooth and speedy recovery is to follow the instructions of your dentist. Our dentists will ensure that the removal is quick and painless, and provide sound guidance to a smooth, quick recovery.
During the removal procedure, you will receive a numbing agent that should prevent you from experiencing any pain. If you do experience pain, please alert your dentist immediately so they can increase the numbing agent. After the procedure, it is normal to experience pain, tightness, and discomfort in the jaw, but this should clear up within 7-10 days after the procedure. Ice packs and approved pain medication can help alleviate some of the discomfort during this period. You should also be very careful to avoid any foods that may irritate the removal site.
Dos and Don’ts of
Eating after a
Wisdom Tooth Removal
- Do eat lots of soft foods such as pudding and mashed potatoes
- Do enjoy smooth soups or broths
- Don’t eat foods in extreme temperatures until a few days after the procedure
- Don’t eat hard or chewy foods until recovery is complete
- Don’t eat foods containing seeds that might get stuck in the removal site