Things to Consider After Wisdom Tooth Removal
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Things to Consider After Wisdom Tooth Removal
Although extraction of a tooth is quite a painful experience, the recovery doesn’t have to be this much painful. Having that said, there are a few things that you can consider in order to make sure that you set your oral cavity on the path of recover with pace after getting your tooth removed.

You will have to keep in mind the following things to make the recovery happening faster with your oral health.
What you need to expect after tooth extraction
If you know what you can expect after tooth removal surgery, you can avoid enormous amount of anxiety before and after the surgery. While some pain may be inevitable, you will surely be able to manage it because you would be ready beforehand. Right after the surgery, you can expect your oral cavity to feel intense pain for 72 hours.

To reduce the pain, you can keep an ice pack applied to your face for 20 minutes. Then you will need to keep the ice pack away for the same duration. Make sure that you repeat the process for 48 hours after surgery. After 48 hours, ice pack will not provide you with any relief. So, you can switch to the use of heat pack in order to get relief from pain and swelling.

In the first few hours after surgery, you can expect the area of extracted tooth to bleed. For the first 2 to 3 hours, you will need to change the gauze at surgery site after every 30 to 60 minutes. This will control the bleeding. You need to continue with this practice until the bleeding stops.
Helping the healing process
Helping the healing process
Typically, it takes two to four weeks for the socket to recover. A few things that you can do in this regard are as under.

Ensure dental hygiene: At the night after surgery, you can carefully brush your teeth. However, you will have to avoid rinsing your mouth until the next morning. After that, you can rinse your mouth using warm water with salt mixed in it. Rinse your mouth with this water for at least 5 – 6 times per day.

Medications: Your dentist will suggest you the use of some pain relievers. So, you need to use those pain relievers in order to control the pain. Your dentist may also suggest you the use of antibiotics. Make sure that you complete the course.

Teabag: Tea contains tannic acid which helps in contraction of blood vessels in order to control the bleeding. So, you can put a moist teabag on the surgical site and bite down on it in order to relieve the pain.

Get lots of rest: After getting your wisdom tooth extracted, you will need to refrain from any physical activity for no less than 24 hours. Make sure that you keep your head in elevated position.