Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

Tips for Recovering from Wisdom Teeth Removal

Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:00 AM — by markplatt
Tagged with: Wisdom Teeth Removal Restorative Dentistry

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the oldest and most commonly performed procedures in the history of dentistry. It is also one of the safest. Nevertheless, as a fairly major surgical procedure, it does entail a healing period, and patients should know what to expect and how they can play a role in their own recovery before they undergo wisdom teeth removal. At Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Montgomery, wisdom teeth recovery tips are discussed in detail during confidential consultations so that patients know precisely what to anticipate going in to the procedure. This reflects the commitment to patient education that informs all of the work we do at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates.

About Wisdom Teeth Removal

The “wisdom teeth” are the permanent adult teeth located in the back corners of the mouth. For many people, these teeth cause no issues whatsoever and therefore do not require removal. For others, however, there is simply no room for them on the jaw, which contributes to pain, bite problems, misalignment, or other oral health issues. As a result, one or more of the wisdom teeth must be removed.

In order to remove a wisdom tooth, one of our oral surgeons must:

Tips for a Healthy Recovery from Wisdom Teeth Removal

Immediately after your oral surgery, you will be asked to bite gently down on the gauze for about an hour in order to keep it in place and prevent excess bleeding. In general, you will not be allowed to rinse your mouth as this will actually encourage bleeding; however, you may be prescribed an antibiotic mouth rinse to help prevent infection. It is important that you use this and any other medications exactly and only as advised.

Among the tips that you will be given to promote a healthy, efficient recovery are:

Learn More about Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery

To learn more about wisdom teeth removal recovery, please contact Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates today.