When your dentist recommends you to remove your wisdom teeth, the first question that pop on your mind is, why should I remove my wisdom teeth? If he/she is recommending removing it, then something is not right. Problems usually start when wisdom teeth become impacted. Infection can also develop in and around the tissue covering your impacted tooth. You may notice pain, red gums, jaw stiffness and inflammation. And to stop all this, wisdom teeth removal in Sydney is the right option.
But you should not take it easy, similar to the removal process; the recovery process requires time and care.
- Swelling – You’ll notice swelling in the cheek and inside & outside of the mouth which is normal. It will be worst for the first two days, after which it will gradually subside. You can use ice packs for a better relief.
- Jaw Stiffness – You will feel difficulties in opening your mouth and experience stiffness of the jaw joint which will disappear after a couple of days. To avoid making it even worse, eat soft diet for a week or so.
- Teeth Sensitivity – Sensitivity of the teeth next to wisdom teeth socket is common and can be resolved with the help of good oral hygiene.
- Bleeding – After surgery, if you experience bleeding from the extraction site, you’ve to seek help of cotton gauze to bite on so that the bleeding can stop. Avoid drinking or eating food that is hot or very cold as this may restart bleeding.
If you feel little pain, avoid rubbing the areas with your tongue or touching it with your fingers. And remember; start eating semisoft foods when you can tolerate them. Avoid hard, chewy, hot or spicy foods that might get stuck in the socket or irritate the wisdom tooth removal area.