A 35-year-old member asked:
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what to avoid when recuperating after wisdom tooth removal?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post op instructions: The dentist who removed your wisdom is responsible for supplying you with oral and\or written instructions and your aftercare. You should call and ask them any questions that you have. Specific instruction may vary from office to office and is case specific.
Answered on May 21, 2016
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Recovery: The initial recovery and healing from wisdom tooth surgery usually occurs over 3-5 days. Avoid eating crunchy, spicy, or difficult-to-chew foods, smoking, alcohol, exercise and excessive spitting. Just follow your surgeon's instructions for speedy recovery.
Answered on Oct 18, 2014

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