What To Expect After Your Wisdom Teeth Removal

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What To Expect After Your Wisdom Teeth Removal

So your dentist says it’s time to get your wisdom teeth out? Never fear! Though you may have heard some scary stories about recovery from wisdom teeth removal, this common procedure usually goes quickly and smoothly. And there’s one indisputable perk: lots of smoothies and ice cream during your post-surgery soft food diet! Read on to learn what to expect after wisdom teeth removal.

Post-Surgery Recovery

Since wisdom teeth removal is an outpatient surgery, you’ll be able to leave the surgery center right after the procedure is done. You’ll receive either local anesthesia or general anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain or even be aware of what’s going on during the surgery.

It will take some time to wake up from the anesthesia and regain feeling in your mouth. Once you do return to full feeling, you will probably experience pain and swelling. This is normal and nothing to be afraid of, since your doctor will likely prescribe painkillers or advise you to take over-the-counter drugs and use ice packs to combat the pain. You’ll also need to eat soft foods or liquids for the first several days after surgery.

Long-term Recovery

Once you go home from wisdom teeth surgery, you’ll need to take care of your mouth to avoid infection. You’ll probably be given a special device to clean the surgery area with saltwater. If you diligently clean the area, you’ll likely be healed in less than a week. If you experience a fever, extreme pain, or worse swelling, you need to see your dentist or doctor to check for infection.

Contact Wisdom Teeth Guys Today

If you’re ready to schedule your wisdom teeth surgery or have any other questions, contact us at The Wisdom Teeth Guys today. We offer affordable, high-quality wisdom teeth removal to all of our patients in the Salt Lake City, Utah and Dallas, Texas area.

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