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Reasons Why Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Some people by birth do not have any sign of wisdom teeth while others have to deal with them sooner or later. Wisdom teeth generally come in after a person crosses his/ her teens. They push the rest of the teeth forward and may ruin orthodontic work which you had in past. So to avoid treatments in future, one should get wisdom teeth surgery as soon as they start to appear. There are some cases in which wisdom teeth fail to come out properly. There is still a layer of gums on them and the food we eat along with bacteria get underneath it. As a result the mouth starts swelling and hence the person may suffer from an infection called Pericoronitis.

As a preventative measure from these two as well as many other mouth problems, wisdom teeth surgery is done.

Recovering Wisdom Teeth Surgery img 088 Tips And Tricks To Recover From Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Recovering From Wisdom Teeth Surgery

How fast a person can recover from wisdom teeth surgery varies for each individual. Some might recover within no time while other might take long. It is well understood that each and every one has to bear the severe pain and swelling for a couple of days after the wisdom teeth surgery. But the intensity of the pain and for how long it will last depends upon the extraction procedure used as well as the recommendations provided by the dentist.

The most common way to recover from a wisdom teeth surgery is through the use of pain killers. Take the medicine which is prescribed by your doctor and strictly follow his/ her instructions regarding dosage. Be punctual in it if you want to recover fast. Dentist’s most ideal choice will be non-steroidal anti-inflammatories but they may use a stronger pain killer according to the condition of patient. Take your first dose prior to the anesthesia wearing off so that they can be effective before anesthesia dissipates. Most important of all, do not take any medicine which is not prescribed for pain relief such as aspirin as it may result in more bleeding.

Protection of the extraction site is really important. If you do not do so, then the entire wisdom teeth surgery may turn out to be useless. Bleeding is experienced and in worse conditions hemorrhaging may appear. To counteract it; put some packing material, which will be provided by dentist, on the extraction site and keep it closed for at least twenty minutes.

Following are some other useful tips which will help you recover from wisdom teeth surgery soon.

  • Avoid intake of heated beverages and if you do then make sure that you take small sips. Eat soften food which do not require too much chewing and take in small mouthfuls. Continue doing it as long as it is needed.
  • Refrain from smoking cigarettes or cigars, chewing tobacco and drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • Do not rinse your mouth or spit.
  • Avoid doing strenuous workouts.

These tips will surely help you out to lessen the wisdom teeth surgery pain and will make you recover soon.

About the author : Becca is an avid health and nutrition blogger. She’s currently working with Dr Patricia Hunter in Richmond, BC to help educate the public about dental care.


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