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6 Important Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare Tips and Instructions

The following article explains top 6 best wisdom teeth removal aftercare tips and instructions to avoid infection, dry socket, cysts and other complications.Teenagers, 17 to 25 years old may feel discomfort, redness, swelling, and pain behind their second molars. Wisdom teeth or third molars come in this age and may cause severe pain in jaw, neck and also in the head. Many people just try some home remedies to get rid of this kind of a discomfort or pain but the ache increases over the time.
Home medications like salt water rinsing, ice, clove oil are not enough for this condition. Bad breath, bad taste, severe pain and swelling behind the second molars are the symptoms of wisdom teeth. You should go to your doctor or dentist and discuss this problem.

Your doctor (after seeing X-ray report) will advise you whether to remove these third molars or not. Normally, more than 95 % of oral surgeon and dentist advise their patients for wisdom teeth surgery. Because of more than 99% people, these teeth come in a wrong and crooked direction. As there is no extra room in your mouth to accept these unwanted guests. Wisdom teeth removal is the only solution to get rid of this painful condition.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare

You must follow your doctor or dentist instructions carefully after a tooth surgery. Your dentist may prescribe you some antibiotics, painkillers and anti-inflammatory prescription drugs depending on the condition and situation. But in all cases, you should follow these below tips that will help you heal fast and to avoid other problems like dry socket and infections etc. Below are top 6 wisdom teeth removal aftercare tips to follow.

6 Best Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare Tips

1. Gauze Piece

Just put a gauze piece on surgery area and gently bite it for 15 to 20 minutes. Avoid excessively spitting and repeat this after every 30 minutes until the gum stops bleeding.

2. Ice Pack

Put Ice piece in cloth and gently rub on surgery area as shown in a picture. This is the best remedy to reduce swelling and heal wound fast, Ice also helps to get rid of severe pain and other discomforts.

3. Cold Foods and Drinks

After a tooth removal, you should not eat food for first 12 to 24 hours. Just drink enough water and other healthy fluids to avoid weakness and heal fast. If you are worried about "what to drink after wisdom teeth extraction", then don't worry just read this article. Cold drinks don't mean Coca-Cola and other energy drinks. You should drink healthy and fresh juice.

4. Smoking

Some smokers just start smoking after few hours of oral surgery. Nicotine in cigarette may reduce the blood supply in the mouth and remove the blood clot (which form after wisdom tooth extraction). If the blood clot removed, a white, dry and empty space appears (which contain open nerve endings) called a dry socket.

5. Salt Water Rinse

You should rinse with a lukewarm salt water after every meal. Because food particles may get stuck into surgery area cause infection. It's also important to maintain healthy oral hygiene. Rinsing with salt water removal bacteria and provide healthy oral hygiene.

6. Exercise

Sportsman or other people who exercise daily should reduce the exercise. As they are not eating well because of tooth removal and exercise will weaken them. You should follow your dentist's wisdom teeth removal aftercare tips and instructions carefully.

Above article explain wisdom teeth removal aftercare foods and other best tips to avoid infection and dry socket etc. You must avoid coffee, be smoking, be spitting out excessively and eating (after 24 hours of surgery). Just drink a lot of water and other fluids, maintain healthy oral hygiene, rinse with lukewarm salt water and follow other instructions are described in this article. Follow these wisdom teeth removal aftercare tips and instructions to avoid complications like dry socket, infection, severe pain, swelling etc.