Recovery After a Wisdom Tooth Removal

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How many days would you miss from your regular schedule if you have a wisdom tooth removal treatment coming up? Please keep reading to find out how long the healing period should take after wisdom teeth removal in Coral Springs.

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Recover More Quickly with These Tips

Pain Management

Although there are a few ways to manage pain, it cannot be avoided entirely. Regarding possible drugs, your dentist will offer advice. You can always purchase over-the-counter medicines like ibuprofen or Tylenol. However, if you need more potent painkillers, especially those requiring a prescription, it’s best to call your dentist. If you’re planning to buy over-the-counter medications, remember to avoid aspirin after removing your wisdom teeth. Aspirin can cause bleeding from a cut and slow the clotting process. Ice packs can also be applied to your cheeks to ease pain and swelling.

Food and Drink

While you’re still recovering from oral surgery, you need to watch your diet, especially for a few days after the day of surgery. Avoid hot beverages and don't drink liquids through a straw. It’ll be better to drink the liquid in little sips. In the meantime, you can eat soft foods that don't need a lot of chewing. Reduce the possibility of dislodging your blood clot by taking small pieces when eating. Soup, applesauce, Jell-O, pudding, smoothies, and other similar dishes are some excellent menu selections during your healing period.

Can the Healing Process Be Sped Up?

There are a few strategies to hasten the healing process while you recover after your wisdom teeth removal. Take it easy for the first three days, at the very least. It is preferable to postpone returning to regular activities for a whole week. Moreover, when you exercise, do it with caution and refrain from taking any actions that can cause the blood clot to move from the removal site.

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Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed in Coral Springs

At Oral Facial Reconstruction, we ensure that your recovery period will take less time if your follow post-operation instructions. We always suggest tips that can hasten the process. Don’t hesitate to call us.