Hello. i am lindsay knapp and i am the practice administrator here at utah surgical arts. our team is honored to be working with you to obtain the oral surgery results that you desire. To ensure optimal comfort and recovery after your surgery, please follow these simple postoperative instructions. This tutorial will cover important information regarding proper postsurgical care for wisdom teeth extraction. If you can scheduled to have your wisdom teeth removed, it will be.
Important to follow these instructions exactly as we present them. Discomfort is normal after extraction of wisdom teeth. If you are not allergic or intolerant to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, start taking ibuprofen (also known as Advil or Motrin) as instructed by your at the time of your surgery. If your pain is not controlled by the ibuprofen alone, take your prescribed narcotic in addition. Ibuprofen and your prescribed narcotic can be taken together.
be certain to take your pain medications with food. this will help prevent nausea. Remember, narcotic pain medicine will impair your judgment and reflexes. Gauze ads should be placed directly over the extraction sites and held in place with firm biting pressure. Proper placement will help you not swallow blood, which can make you nauseated. Replace the gauze pads every twenty to forty minutes. When they gauze pads have little to no blood on them, they are no longer necessary. The amount of bleeding.
Will vary from person to person. most of your bleeding will flow within three to four hours, but a small amount of bleeding is common for after twenty four hours. Do not rinse on the day of surgery. It may prolong your bleeding. Begin saltwater rinses the day after surgery and continue for one week. Rinse with warm saltwater three to four times each day. To make saltwater solution, dissolve half teaspoon of salt in a small glass of warm tap water. If you have been given an irrigating syringe,.
Start irrigation one week following surgery. fill the syringe with warm saltwater and place the tip of the syringe into the extraction site to clean. Do this three to four times a day for two weeks and lessen as the surgical site heals. Swelling is normal after surgery and is a major cause of post extraction discomfort. Swelling typically peaks by the third day and then starts to resolve. It can be reduced by the use of an ice pack. Apply the ice pack to the side of your face for fifteen minutes. Transfer it to the opposite side for another.
Fifteen minutes. continue taking the face for the first twenty four hours. do not freeze the skin. Ice packs are useful for the first twenty four hours only. Also, keep your head elevated onto pillows for two to three days. These measures will not eliminate swelling, but they help to reduce its severity. To help with medication tolerance, we recommend that you eat right away after your surgery. Start with clear liquids such as broth gradually ramp up your diet as tolerated. Always cool down any hot foods or liquids.
During the first twenty four hours. if you were sedated for surgery, do not eat fatty, creamy, or oily foods. These foods may cause nausea. You should eat only city only soft foods for the first two to three days. For example, soup, eggs, mashed potatoes, and meatloaf are fine. To help prevent dry socket, do not use a straw for the first week after surgery. Begin brushing your teeth the day after surgery. It is important to brush all of your teeth, ven if the teeth and gums are sensitive. Bacterial.
Plaque and food accumulation near the extraction site will delay healing. Do not smoke for at least a week. Smoking will increase your bleeding. The nicotine and tar in tobacco impairs healing and may cause a dry socket. Unless told otherwise, do no vigorous physical activity for three days following your surgery. Physical activity increases your blood pressure which will cause an increase in your swelling, pain, and bleeding. You gradually increase your activity after jogging.
What to do after wisdom teeth removal
What to do after wisdom teeth removal? Getting your wisdom teeth removed requires serious mouth surgery, so post operation treatment is very important. During the surgery, you will likely be under anesthetic as the oral surgeon makes an incision on your gum tissue and removes bone and tooth from your mouth. You may receive stitches and/or gauze over the incision to control the bleeding.
After surgery, you will likely experience swelling around your mouth, a sore jaw, bleeding from the incision, and pain in your mouth and your face. It usually takes about two weeks to fully recover from wisdom teeth surgery. Lie down and rest if you received general anesthetic after wisdom teeth removal. Once you are discharged from the dentists office, you should lie down with your head elevated on a pillow to allow the effects of the anesthetic to subside.
The time it takes for the anesthetic depends. Bite down gently on the gauze pads in your mouth for the first hour after wisdom teeth removal. This ensures the gauze pads stay in place to soak up the blood from the incisions. If the bleeding is minimal and controlled, let the gauze pads stay in your mouth for an hour and then change them.
You can also reposition the gauze in your mouth carefully if you feel they have moved or are not staying in place over the incisions. Use cold packs on your jawline and cheeks to minimize the swelling after wisdom teeth removal. Your mouth and the area around your mouth will likely be swollen or bruised for about two to three days after the surgery.
To keep the swelling down, apply cold packs or wrap a bag of ice in a towel and hold it on the bruised or swollen area. Do this in 20 minute intervals, applying the ice pack to one side for 20 minutes and then switching to the other side for 20 minutes for the first 24 hours after surgery. Take the prescribed pain medication two hours after wisdom teeth removal. This will prevent you from experiencing intense pain once the anesthetic wears off.
If the prescribed pain medication doesnt seem to control the pain, you can take an additional 600mg of Ibuprofen every six hours. Eat soft foods and drink lots of liquids. Though it may not seem very appetizing to eat with a sore, stiff mouth, its important to drink lots of liquids, especially water, and stay hydrated on your first day at home after surgery.
Avoid strenuous activity for at least seven days after wisdom teeth removal. Skip your weekly workout or run, and do not try to lift or move heavy objects. This can cause the incisions to bleed and slow down your recovery. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water every two to three hours and after meals. Do this the day after surgery. Then, rinse three to four times a day for the next one to two weeks.
This will help to keep your mouth clean and remove any plaque, food or debris that could lead to an infection. Brush your teeth gently, especially around the surgical site. After 24 hours, you can resume brushing your teeth three times a day. Be very careful when brushing near the incisions as you do not want to irritate them. Do not spit when you brush your teeth.