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How to recover after wisdom tooth removal?

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Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Take it easy

Ice packs to reduce swelling.
Antiinflammatories for pain and swelling. Gauze to bite on to stop bleeding. Follow the instructions you will be given.

In brief: Take it easy

Ice packs to reduce swelling.
Antiinflammatories for pain and swelling. Gauze to bite on to stop bleeding. Follow the instructions you will be given.
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dr. Gary Klugman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wisdom tooth tips

Bite on gauze, change pads as become blood soaked.
Call surgeon if bleeding 24 hours post surgery. Ice pack on outside of cheek the first 24 hours. Moist heat next 2 or 3 days. • eat soft foods, such as gelatin, pudding, thin soup. Gradually add solid foods as tolerated. No sucking or spitting 3 days. After 1st day, rinse warm salt water 2-3 x day. No smoking 2 days. Brush carefully. Take meds.

In brief: Wisdom tooth tips

Bite on gauze, change pads as become blood soaked.
Call surgeon if bleeding 24 hours post surgery. Ice pack on outside of cheek the first 24 hours. Moist heat next 2 or 3 days. • eat soft foods, such as gelatin, pudding, thin soup. Gradually add solid foods as tolerated. No sucking or spitting 3 days. After 1st day, rinse warm salt water 2-3 x day. No smoking 2 days. Brush carefully. Take meds.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Keep mouth clean!

Post-op pain from wisdom teeth extractions can be reduced by taking pre and post op prescriptions but most importantly going into the procedure with a low oral bacteria count.
If people don't floss on a daily basis their mouths are chronically infected. An open boney extraction socket becomes a cesspool that won't heal.Floss daily for a month prior to your extractions and you will heal quickly!

In brief: Keep mouth clean!

Post-op pain from wisdom teeth extractions can be reduced by taking pre and post op prescriptions but most importantly going into the procedure with a low oral bacteria count.
If people don't floss on a daily basis their mouths are chronically infected. An open boney extraction socket becomes a cesspool that won't heal.Floss daily for a month prior to your extractions and you will heal quickly!
Dr. Don Millner
Dr. Don Millner
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