If you are getting ready for your wisdom teeth removal procedure, then we have exciting news for you! Recovering from any surgical procedure takes time to heal correctly. Like any procedure, it is essential to follow your doctor’s plan and advice for a positive recovery process.
Our dentists at Frandsen Dental in Orem, Utah, understand the recovery process for removing your wisdom teeth and are happy to help you with your questions pertaining to the procedure and recovery process.
To begin, it is very common to see swelling or feel tenderness in the neck and face after surgery. Some people experience bruising and pain with a little bleeding from the incision site. That is why it is essential to follow your doctor’s advice on pain medications or instructions they may have shared with you as you recover. Your surgeon’s information is the key to a healthy recovery. Ice packs are ideal help with the pain and swelling. Sleep is also your body’s way of healing naturally. As a result, remember to sleep at an angle and try to get plenty of rest so your body can heal properly.
Eating soft foods or keeping a liquid diet can help you through the healing process. Cold meals or room-temperature foods that are soft are gentle when your mouth is sore. Hot foods can break down the blood clot in your sockets and trigger an infection, which is why keeping a soft diet with colder foods is always ideal.
Protein shakes can provide protein for your body as you let your body heal. Soft vegetables also encourage healing and are fantastic for any diet. When it comes to your preferred drinks, keep in mind to avoid drinking from a straw until you get approval from your doctor, so the straw doesn’t slip and cause damage near the incision site. Any use of tobacco is always restricted to promote a healthy healing process.
If you have any questions after your procedure, or if you feel you need assistance from a member of our staff during your recovery process, please call us right away at 801-224-7900, so our team can assist you. We are always happy to take your call and help you in any way we can.