After the wisdom tooth is removed, you may feel pain and swelling, and there may be some bleeding. When the wound heals, you must be careful not to wipe off the blood clot or damage the healing gums. You should not consume solid foods, alcohol, coffee, soda, or hot drinks for the first few days after surgery. An article from People’s Daily Online explained that you should not even brush your teeth on the first day after the extraction. The usual recovery time for wisdom teeth is three to four days, and it can be as long as a week. The length of recovery time depends largely on the extent of wisdom teeth’ impact and how they grow.
There are many things you can do to shorten the recovery time. Pay special attention in the first few days. Most people can resume normal activities after the first day but do not do anything to remove blood clots within a week. For pain, you can use a prescription pain reliever prescribed by an oral surgeon or a recommended over-the-counter pain reliever. To reduce swelling, put an ice pack on the chin. Cold compresses can help reduce inflammation and relieve any discomfort. Our dentists at Springs Dental will instruct you on how to take care of your mouth.