You might need teeth extractions for various reasons. For instance, extensively damaged or decayed teeth that can’t be restored with crowns or other restorative techniques often require extraction. Furthermore, our dentist might suggest wisdom tooth removal if they are impacted.
Whatever the reason for extraction, following tooth extraction aftercare instructions, is crucial to expedite the recovery process. Tooth extraction aftercare involves caring for the site to ensure it heals properly.
Aftercare For Tooth Extraction
Full mouth and wisdom tooth extraction aftercare involves similar steps to ensure the removal site heals as soon as possible. Here are some tips that might reduce tooth extraction recovery time:
- Apply ice to your cheeks over the affected area to reduce swelling and discomfort, especially for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure.
- Take painkillers as prescribed by your dentist.
- Rest for the first few days after the procedure and avoid physical activity or heavy lifting for several days as it might dislodge the clot and result in bleeding.
- Stick to soft, easy-to-chew foods for the first few days after the procedure, and avoid hard, crunchy, or chewy foods that may irritate the surgical site.
- Continue to brush and floss your teeth but be gentle around the surgical site to avoid irritation or bleeding.
- Attend any follow-up appointments scheduled by our dentist to monitor your healing progress.
You can ensure a smooth and successful recovery after wisdom tooth removal or multiple tooth extraction. Visit Asure Dental if you have any questions or concerns.