For the most part, we here at Christie Park Dental have noticed that many patients are unsure about what recovery entails following a wisdom tooth extraction. When a tooth is extracted, what remains are small pockets in the back of your gums and jaw. These areas can be affected by infection and inflammation, so it is important that the patient takes care of these areas while they heal. Today, Dr. Andre Hughes is blogging to give Toronto area patients some tips on how to care for their healing extraction sites.
Part of the recovery process for a wisdom tooth extraction begins before you even have the procedure done. Days before your procedure, you should head out to the grocery store and stock up on foods that are easy to eat with a healing mouth. (Learn more about easy-to-eat foods here.) We also advise that you stock up on entertainment. For the first few days following your surgery, it will be advised that you avoid strenuous physical activity. Stocking up on books and movies can help make this time a little less boring for you.
Once you have had your wisdom teeth extracted, there are some things that you should be aware of that will make your recovery proceed smoothly:
Fortunately, the recovery period following a wisdom tooth extraction is not all that rough. If you are sure to follow the tips above, your recovery should proceed as expected. If you would like more post-surgery tips, then we encourage you to contact our office and speak with one of our helpful team members today. If you have yet to have your wisdom teeth extracted and would like to learn more, then schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Andre Hughes today.
Dr. Andre Hughes
745 Bloor St. West
Canada M6G 1L6
Monday: 10AM – 7PM
Tuesday: 10AM – 7PM
Wednesday: 10AM – 7PM
Thursday: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday: 9AM – 3PM