Wisdom Teeth Removal
The extraction of wisdom teeth for many is a feeling of relief, especially if the tooth was already bothering and causing pain. Popularly known as the tooth of judgment, they are the last molars that are ruptured in the oral cavity in the range of 17 to 25 years, on average.
However, often these teeth are born with some anomaly that hinders their birth or may even impact the health of other teeth. Then there is no way, it will have to be extracted.
Although quiet and without reason to fear, the extraction of wisdom tooth, like any surgery, requires special care in the postoperative period.
Following the dentist’s recommendations is essential so that you do not take any risks after the extraction and reduce the discomforts that the surgery causes.
1. ICE, A LOT OF ICE
The first day is the painful day, but nothing is impossible. Ice packs may be great alternatives to relieve pain and swelling in the area.
The recommended is to do one every half hour. Identify your need and alternate this time if needed. From the second day the warm compress can be more pleasant. Apply with a damp towel for 10 minutes and repeat as necessary.
2. EYE ON FOOD
Your dentist may have recommended drinking and ice cream as well. The ice cream is released, but in moderation.
Besides demanding a good brush after consumption to prevent cavities from making the party, you will not only live on ice cream these days, right?
It is recommended a more liquid and pasty diet, but that are nutritious, like natural juices and soups. Warm foods should be avoided as they can impair healing.
3. DO NOT BEGIN WITH MEDICATIONS
Your dentist certainly prescribed some medications to prevent the extraction site from becoming infected or even as a way to relieve any pain.
Remember that they should all be taken as the professional advised. Do not take in excess.
If you notice that the medication is not bringing you the desired comfort, talk to your dentist to see if the medication needs to be changed.
Never take twice as much medication or other medicine on your own.
4. DO NOT SMOKE
Think carefully! You have a wound in the mouth that is healing and inflammation and infections. Toxic substances from the cigarette penetrate the mucous and increase these risks much more.
If cigarette smoking is already to be avoided for many other reasons, with oral health is no different. Postoperative care is very important for the success of your recovery.
5. AVOID ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
After extraction of the syringe, alcoholic beverages should also be avoided, especially if your dentist prescribed some antibiotics in the medications. Can not mix, right?
6. DOUBLE HYGIENE CAN NOT STOP
Now more than ever you need to keep oral hygiene up to date. However, after extraction, more care is needed. Brush your teeth very gently, being careful not to hit with the brush in the area.
It can be quite sore! In addition, stitches can retain food and bacteria that can cause a mess in your mouth and, worse, cause infections. So the importance of keeping your mouth clean and well cared for.
7. RETURN TO YOUR DENTIST’S OFFICE
One week after the extraction of the wisdom teeth it is important that you see your dentist. In addition to removing the stitches, it will check if the healing occurred without complications.