3 Tips To Use When Recovering From Wisdom Teeth Removal

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If you are over the age of about 18 and still haven't had your wisdom teeth removed, then it may be time. Wisdom teeth are a set of teeth that are all the way in the back of your mouth and usually won't surface for a really long time. However, if they do start to push their way upwards and out of your gums in the back of your mouth, they can interrupt your entire mouth including making your teeth crooked and making your jaw misaligned. Luckily, when you have them removed with wisdom teeth removal surgery, you can prevent any of these issues from occurring later on down the line. During your surgery, your dentist will make several incisions in the back of your mouth and then go in and remove your wisdom teeth. After the teeth have been removed, your dentist will then stitch up your mouth and send you home to recover. But, what can you do during recovery to make sure that you recover well? This article will take a closer look at three specific tips for you to use.  

1. Don't Use a Straw

The first tip that you should follow--which may sound weird--is to avoid using a straw or anything that require you to use a sucking motion with your mouth. Sucking can irritate your incision site and can result in things like dry sockets-- which is the last thing that you want. Instead of using a straw, just drink regularly out of your cup so that you don't run into any issues. 

2. Eat Soft Foods

Because wisdom teeth removal surgery is, in fact, a surgery, it can leave your mouth feeling really sore. For the first few days while you're recovering, make sure that you eat some soft foods that don't' require much chewing if any at all. For instance, you can eat applesauce, soups, milkshakes, acai bowls, or anything else that doesn't require much chewing on your end of things. 

3. Ice

Your jaw will be fairly swollen after surgery. To help ease the swelling and help your mouth heal faster, make sure that you ice your face at least a few times a day for the first few days. Your dentist should send you home with soft ice packs that you can hold around your jaw which is more comfortable than harder ice. 

As you can see, these are a few things that you can do. To learn more, contact a dentist near you. 


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