If you’re interested in knowing how to properly recover after wisdom tooth removal, then our dentist, Dr. Chet Hymas, is more than happy to help you. The recovery period is very important because it helps you reach the optimal oral health you deserve. So, to help you properly recover and heal after your surgery, he is happy to give you the tips you need, which are:
-Get plenty of rest. In fact, you should rest for about two to three days after surgery. This will help you recover the quickest.
-Ice outside the area to reduce swelling, help the pain, and avoid skin color changes. You can use an ice pack to do so.
-Warm the area with a heating pad if your jaw gets overly sore.
-Open and close your mouth regularly to exercise your jaw and prevent any stiffness.
-Have a soft-foods diet as you recover.
-Drink a lot of fluids, like water and juice.
-Brush your teeth on the second day of recovery. Make sure not to brush any of the blood clots.
-Take the medications your dentist prescribed to you.
-Call our office if the pain and swelling doesn’t improve or if you have a fever.
Call Hymas Family Dental today at 509-922-1360 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be happy to tell you more about how to recover after wisdom tooth surgery in Spokane Valley, Washington. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!