What do I have to do after the completion of Wisdom teeth extraction?
If the wisdom tooth surgery is performed under Local anaesthetic injection you need to wait till you regain normal sensation before eating or drinking.
If you have sleep dentistry, general aesthetic or intravenous sedation you may feel light headed, sleepy or nauseated for a while. Oral Surgeon or Anaesthesiologist will monitor you until you are fully recovered. You will not be able to drive vehicles or use machinery for at least 24- 48 hours.
Many Dental Surgeon and Oral Surgeons in Melbourne will advise you to take pain relieving tablets before the anaesthetic wears off.
It is essential to keep the dental surgery sites as clean as possible for the first few weeks after surgery. It may be difficult to brush your teeth next to the sites of the extraction, in such cases you need to use mouth rinses on regular basis.
Usually it may be prudent to take couple of days off work and avoid strenuous exercise for this time.
What may I expect after the wisdom teeth surgery?
After any minor oral operation a certain amount of discomfort and swelling is inevitable but healing is usually straightforward providing a few simple measures are taken and the mouth is kept as clean as possible.
Oral Hygiene after surgery :
Hot salt water mouth baths or mouth rinses will help to keep your mouth clean and aid healing. Do not rinse vigorously.
As mouth opening may be restricted, try to eat soft food and clean your mouth thoroughly afterwards.
If any sutures (stitches) are inserted they will usually dissolve within 2-3 weeks unless you are advised otherwise.
As the above information is a general advise, please make sure to discuss and communicate any questions with your Oral Surgeon or Dental Surgeon
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