In many cases, removing your wisdom teeth is a wise decision. Your wisdom teeth are the last of your teeth to grow in, and in most cases, there is not enough room for them to grow in and develop properly. Removing them can improve your oral health and prevent damage to your teeth in the long run.
Dr. Adrienne Fang in Valencia, California, understands that any surgical procedure can be intimidating. However, our team is fully experienced and trained in helping you with this procedure and any questions you may have about the recovering process. That is why our team has provided you with some basic tips on recovering from wisdom teeth removal procedures.
Directly after surgery, it is normal to see swelling or feel tenderness in the neck and face. Many people experience bruising and feel pain or a little bleeding. If you see any of these symptoms, try not to panic, because these are all very common conditions after surgery and most likely to happen for a short time. Remember it is essential to follow your doctor’s advice on pain medications or any instructions they have given to you as you recover. Your doctor’s advice is always the best course of action to take for a smooth healing process. Ice packs can also help with the pain and swelling. Did you know, sleep is also your body’s way of healing? Yes, it’s true! That is why sleep is vital to your health and recovery. Try to sleep at an angle and try to get plenty of rest so your body can do its job of recovering.
When it comes to mealtime, try eating soft foods or keeping a liquid diet can help you during the healing process. Soft, cold sandwiches or room-temperature foods are usually best as you recover. Hot meals can break down the blood clots in your sockets and trigger an infection where your teeth were removed. That is why keeping a soft diet with colder foods is always best.
Protein shakes can help you with your needed protein each day. Soft vegetables also endorse healing and are great for any diet. When it comes to your favorite drinks, keep in mind to avoid drinking from a straw until you get support from your doctor, so the straw doesn’t slip and damage your stitches. Any use of alcohol and tobacco is always prohibited from encouraging a healthy recovery process. Tobacco, for example, can cause severe damage to your health in any recovery process.
If you are ready to get your wisdom teeth removed, or if you have questions about the process and recovery, please feel free to reach out to us at 661-253-0588 to make an appointment. Our team is trained to help you through this process and address any questions you may have.