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Wisdom Tooth Extraction Tips

Before & After Wisdom Tooth Extraction Tips

Wisdom tooth extraction tips

Many people will eventually need to have their wisdom teeth removed. Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back of the mouth, and they often cause problems as they come in. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, crowding, and infection, so it’s often best to have them removed before they cause any problems. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for wisdom tooth extraction:

  1. Schedule an appointment with an oral surgeon. You’ll need to make sure that your Dentist is qualified to remove wisdom teeth. Be sure to ask about their experience and training.
  2. Schedule an exam and a consultation. Once you’ve chosen your Grand Junction Dentist to remove the teeth, you’ll need to schedule a consultation. This is an opportunity for the Dentist to evaluate your mouth and determine if wisdom tooth extraction is right for you.
  3. Make sure you’re healthy. You’ll need to be in good general health before having your wisdom teeth removed. Be sure to tell your Dentist about any medical conditions you have or medications you’re taking.

Follow instructions. After your consultation, we will give you instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. Be sure to follow these instructions carefully to ensure a successful outcome.

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We’ve all seen the viral videos that follow wisdom teeth extraction. They are hilarious but aftercare is super important. Here are our Post-op wisdom teeth extraction aftercare tips. Having your wisdom teeth removed can be a daunting experience. However, your Grand Junction Dentist can help to ease your fears and ensure that the extraction process goes smoothly. Once your wisdom teeth have been removed, it is important to take care of your mouth and follow the aftercare instructions. Here are some tips to help you recover from wisdom tooth extraction:

  1. Rest your mouth: Avoid talking or eating for at least 24 hours after surgery. This will give your mouth time to heal and reduce the risk of bleeding.
  2. Apply ice: Applying ice to your face can help to reduce swelling and pain. Apply ice for 20 minutes at a time, every hour for the first 24 hours after surgery.
  3. Eat soft foods: Stick to soft foods for the first few days after surgery. Ratatouille, mashed potatoes, and soup are all good options. Avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that could irritate your healing gums.
  4. Keep your mouth clean: Be sure to brush your teeth gently and rinse with salt water regularly. This will help to prevent infection and promote healing.
  5. Follow up with your Dentist: Make sure to schedule a follow-up appointment so we can check on your progress and make sure everything is healing properly.

Following these simple tips will help you recover quickly and without complications after having your wisdom teeth removed. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact High Desert Dental today.