What to do after removing wisdom teeth

Like with any tooth extraction, its very important to take steps to ensure your mouth recovers properly after you leave your appointment. Listen carefully to your dentist's exact instructions, but some general rules of thumb are:


  • Don't smoke or rinse your mouth vigorously.
  • Avoid drinking through a straw for at least 24 hours. 
  • Brush and floss as normal, but avoid the area where the tooth was removed.
  • If you experience swelling, apply a cold compress and call your dentist right away.

Source: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/e/extractions


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