If you’ve had a wisdom tooth removal, you are probably eager to get back to your normal life as soon as you can. Taking care of yourself after you have your wisdom teeth removed will help you recover as quickly and easily as possible. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to a full recovery.
Get Plenty of Rest
Bring someone with you to your wisdom tooth removal to drive you home after surgery. When you get home, give yourself at least a full day to rest in bed. Propping your head up on multiple pillows might make it easier for you to sleep. Not only is rest important for your safety as the effects of anesthesia wear off, but it’s also a crucial part of surgery recovery. Rest is the simplest way to help your body heal.
Take Your Medicine
After the removal, your oral surgeon will prescribe medication to help prevent infection. Take all medications as directed, as well as over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce swelling and keep you comfortable. Talk with your doctor to make sure you are doing everything correctly.
Know What to Avoid
As you recover, you’ll want to avoid certain activities. Avoid straws, smoking, strenuous activity, and hard-to-eat foods in the days following your surgery. While you can brush your teeth the day after your procedure, brush gently and avoid the removal site as best as you can.
Consult a Professional
If you need your wisdom teeth removed, call Dr. Millwala at 281-667-0607 to schedule a consultation. Our dedicated team is here to help you!