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Tips on healing wisdom tooth after removal?

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In brief: Regular Wound Care

In your forties, it normally takes longer to heal than if wisdom teeth are removed in one's twenties.
Rinse with warm water (add a quarter teaspoon per 4-6 ounces) on awakening, after meals and at bedtime. Maintain good oral hygiene, being especially thorough but gentle on the adjacent teeth. If pain or swelling is present, then see your dentist as you may have a "dry socket" or infection.

In brief: Regular Wound Care

In your forties, it normally takes longer to heal than if wisdom teeth are removed in one's twenties.
Rinse with warm water (add a quarter teaspoon per 4-6 ounces) on awakening, after meals and at bedtime. Maintain good oral hygiene, being especially thorough but gentle on the adjacent teeth. If pain or swelling is present, then see your dentist as you may have a "dry socket" or infection.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Dr. James Wright
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In brief: Don't smoke or drink

Smoking retards healing as well as drinking alcohol.
Initially do not drink carbonated beverages and do not use a straw. Healing should start quickly. If you develop a tooth ache like symptom a few days later you may have a dry socket.

In brief: Don't smoke or drink

Smoking retards healing as well as drinking alcohol.
Initially do not drink carbonated beverages and do not use a straw. Healing should start quickly. If you develop a tooth ache like symptom a few days later you may have a dry socket.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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