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Some Guidelines After Wisdom Tooth Removal

note-on-a-clipboardWisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that requires some post-operative care to reduce the chance of infection or other complications.


dentistImmediately after surgery, a gauze pad will be placed over the extraction site, which should not be removed for at least 45 minutes, and then discarded after that.


dropRefrain from drinking from a straw or rinsing the mouth to ensure that you do not dislodge the blood clot that has formed. Limit your activities that day.


tooth-zoomYou can resume your regular activities the following day.


 

pill-capsuleTake the pain medication as prescribed to reduce the amount of discomfort you feel after the local anesthetic wears off.


dropAs with any oral surgery, refrain from drinking through a straw as doing so creates suction and may disrupt the sutures.