After Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that requires some post-operative care to reduce the chance of infection or other complications.
- A gauze pad will be placed over the extraction site, which should not be removed for at least 30 minutes, and then discarded after that.
- Refrain from drinking from a straw or rinsing the mouth to ensure that you do not dislodge the blood clot that has formed.
- After the surgery you will need to rest. Limit your activities on the day of extractions. You can resume your regular activities the following day. Take the pain medication and antibiotic medication as prescribed.
- Diets: you will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Some recommended foods are:
Gelatin, pudding, yogurt, mashed potatoes, ice cream, thin soups...and other food you can eat without chewing.
- When drinking, make sure you do not use a straw. The sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process.
- No smoking 3 days after the extractions.
The following indications that you need to call us at (315) 298-3437 for a follow up evaluation:
A. Prolonged pain
B. High fever
C. Non-stop bleeding
D. Tremendous swelling
F. Not properly healing
G. Any concerns you may have