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After you’ve had a wisdom tooth removal process, you need to be careful so that your tooth and gums can properly heal. If you’re hasty, you could reopen the wound or do something that would lead to infection, and you’ll need to check up with the doctor again for further procedures. Here are a few instructions and tips you can follow to make your recuperation that much better:

Plan to rest as soon as possible following your operation. Prevent all strenuous kinds of activities, and don’t do anything that could reopen the area where the wisdom tooth was.

Don’t consume any beverages other than water for at least 24 hours, and don’t drink from a straw for a week. (Sucking from a straw can draw out blood from the wound.)

This might be the only time we say this, but don’t brush your pearly whites or floss for at least one day following your procedure. Avoid anything that may re-open the sutures.

Use an ice pack and over-the-counter medicines to relieve swelling as you were instructed by our office during your surgery.

Residents of Glendale, Arizona, can schedule a visit with New Image Dentistry & Orthodontics by dialing 623-825-9445. Our dentists, Dr. Daniel Cloward, Dr. Robert Balcar, and Dr. Azfar Siddiqui look forward to visiting with you and your family!