Kovan wisdom tooth extraction recovery tips
Updated: Dec 20, 2018
Our Kovan wisdom tooth extraction services are in high demand. In fact, there are a variety of different reasons why you should have your wisdom teeth extracted. You should be aware this is a fairly large operation that takes up a decent amount of recovery time.
Here are a few tips that will help you through the recovery process.
Keep Your Head Elevated
For most people who have this procedure done, the swelling will reach its peak one day after the surgery. There are two things you can do to make yourself more comfortable. Putting a cold compress on your cheek helps. You should also try and keep your head elevated so fluids don’t bunch up.
Keep in mind this part of your recovery will get better after the first 24 hour period.
Buy Soft Foods To Eat
After you’ve undergone Kovan wisdom tooth Extraction, it’s a good idea to change your diet while you recover. Avoiding infection is one of the priorities you should consider. Applesauce and even room temperature soup are considered excellent choices while your mouth heals from this surgery.
We suggest that you stock up on some of these softer foods before you have the operation.
We are always interested in supplying all the information you need. That’s why our website has a library of excellent data on your wisdom teeth. You’ll find a particularly interesting section there on the different problems that can be caused by impacted wisdom teeth.
Remember, quite often our procedures involve only local anaesthetic and minor surgery.
Don’t Brush For One Day
Of all the tips we offer for recovery after wisdom tooth extraction, this one might seem a little out of the ordinary. Although our patients will want to brush their teeth after the operation, we suggest it for one full day.
Making sure that you avoid any stitches needs to be your focus for that 24 hour period. That means you should avoid even rinsing your mouth and spitting. You can take a damp cloth and dab it on the inside of your cheek for some relief.
Of course, you will also need to get lots of rest. Getting some sleep will help to speed up your recovery. It’s not a good idea to be operating machinery or working while you still feel the effects of anaesthesia. Our Kovan wisdom tooth Extraction services are compassionate and efficient.