As if an erupting wisdom tooth is not painful enough, the process of extracting it to prevent further pain, as well as the process of recovering from the surgery is both painful and comfortable as well. However, with proper care and medication, one would be able to recover in no time.
Here are some ways to help you quickly recover from the pain and discomfort of having a wisdom tooth extraction.
Tips to recover from wisdom tooth extraction
Elevate your head
Keeping your head elevated (at least 45 degrees), especially when you sleep, prevents blood from flowing and concentrating on your newly extracted tooth, as compared to when you lay down flat. This would make the area heal faster and would prevent throbbing pain.
Applying cold compress in the affected area can help reduce swelling and inflammation. Do not apply the ice directly to the extracted area (i.e. inside the mouth). Use a cold compress on the external part where the extraction was done. Drinking cold water is also advisable as the cold temperature can help bring a numbing feeling. Do not drink warm or hot beverages on the first few days after extraction and while there is still a wound.
Prevent dry mouth
Dry mouth is caused by breathing through your mouth. If breathing through your mouth is inevitable, prevent your mouth from becoming dry by using oral cavity moisturizer.
Infection brought about by the extraction is very common. Follow all the doctor’s orders to prevent this from happening. Taking your medicine one time and using antibiotic mouth solution can help prevent such things from happening.
Salt Lake City is home to talented dentists that can help you with your wisdom teeth extraction. By following their orders, recovering from your surgery can be done easily and smoothly.