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What is Wisdom Tooth Extraction? How Can You Take Care of it?

Written by on August 6, 2020 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases with 0 Comments

Wisdom tooth extraction is often and generally a safe procedure. However, in order to provide information and give your consent, you need to be aware of the side effects and issues associated with this procedure.

Side effects of wisdom tooth removal

These are the effects of successful treatment of wisdom teeth, For example, dizziness as a result of general anesthesia. Your face may be slightly swollen, cracked, sore jaw for up to two weeks. These symptoms are usually more severe for the first two to three days and then gradually improve.

Prudent care after tooth extraction

It is important that you understand care after teeth extraction. If necessary, you can take a pain killer, for example, paracetamol or ibuprofen. Follow the instructions in the Patient Information Sheet that comes with the medication and ask your pharmacist if you have any questions. Do not take aspirin, as it can aggravate bleeding.

Do not rub your mouth vigorously for the first 24 hours after removing the wisdom teeth, as this will prevent blood clots, which may aid in the healing process. After a meal, you can rinse gently with warm salted water.

You should brush your teeth as usual, but do not brush over the wound for the first two days.

First, after the teeth are removed, you can feel the small bone fragments with your tongue. These are the edges of the tooth, which disappear as soon as the glue has healed.

Eating precautions

For starters, while you are recovering from wisdom tooth extraction, you should eat soft foods and slowly get back into your regular diet until your jaw feels very tight.

Bleeding

If bleeding comes from the gums, fold a clean tissue or gauze over the area where the gums are bleeding, apply it, and cut for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Do not rub or put anything in your mouth until the bleeding stops.

Most people have no problem after removing their wisdom teeth. However, if you feel any of the following symptoms, consult your dentist or GP immediately:

Excessive bleeding than may last for more than half an hour.

Difficulty in breathing or swallowing

Acute pain that is not relieved by pain reliever

Fever/Headache

Swelling lasting more than three days after the operation

How long recovery will take after wisdom tooth extraction depends on each individual and their situations, but can take from one to two weeks.

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