Recovering from getting your wisdom teeth removed doesn’t have to be as painful as you would think. In fact, just as with any sort of recovery process, as long as you are taking proper care of yourself, then the smoother your recovery should go. From learning what foods you should eat to understanding how often you should be icing your mouth after your impacted wisdom teeth are removed, this article will discuss a few things to consider as you are recovering. Read on to learn more.
Yes, you may think that during recovery you can simply sip on milkshakes and eat anything you want that is soft. However, did you know that during recovery you shouldn’t be using straws and that you need to be cautious of the temperature of the foods you are consuming?
- Avoid Straws: By sucking on a straw, you can actually cause blood clots in your mouth rupture and could even result in something more serious like a dry socket as well.
- Temperature: Extremely cold foods or extremely hot foods should also be avoided while your mouth is healing from surgery. Both temperatures can interfere with the healing process.
Ice a Lot
When it comes to icing your face and jawline after surgery, there really isn’t enough— just when you think you can take a break from icing, try icing some more. Ice is one of the best tools that you can use in order to cut down on inflammation and can even numb your face as well which will help ease the pain.
Change Your Gauze
For the first 48 hours after your surgery, it’s of utmost importance to make sure that your mouth is staying clean and that the bleeding around your incision sites are healing properly. As a great rule of thumb, make sure that you are changing your gauze every few hours or until the bleeding stops all the way— clean gauze means fewer infections and less bacteria in your mouth.
If you are having your impacted wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Leslie Sultan, make sure that you are following the above tips to help the recovery process go a bit more smoothly. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!