Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that come out during the early years of adulthood. With often, they are too big for your mouth and cause crowding of the teeth. These wheels can be impacted and are prone to tooth decay and infections, so many people extract them.
The extraction of wisdom teeth is considered surgery mouth and, like any surgery, there is a recovery period. This period usually lasts a week, but can help accelerate following a set of specific guidelines.
- Place a sterile gauze dressing in the extraction site and muérdelo with a smooth and sustained pressure. Replace the gauze once it is soaked in blood. Do it until the bleeding, which usually lasts two hours stop.
- Do not talk or eat during the first four to five hours. This will prevent dispossess the clot.
- Rests 24 hours. Walk only when necessary and do not participate in vigorous activities such as exercise. Raise your head when you are lying to avoid prolong bleeding.
- Eat soft, but nutritious foods, such as fruit juices, vegetable broth, protein drinks and flan. Drink plenty of water and other fluids to stay hydrated. Avoid hot drinks.
- Place ice on the outside of your mouth for 10 minutes to reduce swelling. Wrap the ice pack in a cloth and place it on the painful area. Make five-minute intervals between ice packs.
- Mix 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 ounces (237 ml) of water. After 24 hours, rinse your mouth with salt water for 20 seconds several times a day for a week. Make gentle swish.
- Brush your teeth twice a day and spend flossing at least once a day after the first 24 hours. Brush your tongue and the inside of the cheeks to reduce bacterial growth.
Tips & Warnings
- Take pain medications as needed. Ask a recipe to your surgeon if you cannot control the pain with OTC remedies.
- If ever hurts you more, you have more swelling, nausea and vomiting, or continue with bleeding, contact your surgeon.
- Avoid smoking at least during the week after surgery.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking pain medication.
- Avoid sucking movements, such as smoking or drinking sorbet, which can dislodge the clot and cause painful inflammation.