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Many young adults experience the removal of their wisdom teeth. Wisdom Teeth have become a common surgical procedure in our society today. When your wisdom teeth grow in, they could be growing incorrectly or causing more damage to your teeth. In many cases, there is not enough room in your mouth for them to grow in properly. As a result, the removing of wisdom teeth is needed for proper oral health.

Our dentist, Dr. Anthony Foster with Foster Dental in Brooklyn, New York, is qualified in this procedure and is happy to share with you some recovering tips from the removal of your wisdom teeth, so you can be back on your feet swiftly.

After the surgical procedure, it is typical to see swelling or feel tenderness in the neck and cheeks. Many people have bruising or feel pain and can sometimes experience additional bleeding. The first step is to remember not to panic because these are all standard conditions after surgery. Remember it is essential to follow your doctor’s advice on pain medications or instructions they may have prescribed for you as you recover. Your doctor’s information will be the key to your healing and improving process. Ice packs can also help with the pain and swelling on your face or jaw. Sleep is also your body’s way of healing naturally. Sleep at an angle and try to get plenty of rest so your body can heal properly.

Additionally, eating cooler, softer foods gentle on the teeth and gums or keeping a liquid diet can help you during the healing process. Hot foods can break down the blood clot in your sockets and begin an infection. That is why softer meals or colder foods is always ideal.

Protein shakes are known to help you with your needed protein through the healing process. Soft vegetables also promote healing and are excellent for any diet. When it comes to your favorite drinks, keep in mind to avoid drinking from a straw until you get approval from your doctor first, so the straw doesn’t slip and cause damage to the incision site. Any use of tobacco is always prohibited from promoting a healthy healing process for your mouth. Tobacco can cause severe damage to your health, especially during a recovery process.

If you have questions about your oral surgical procedure, or if you have questions about your recovery process, please call us today at 718-673-8060 to set up an appointment. Our friendly and professional team is happy to help you through this procedure and address any questions or concerns you may have, so you can enjoy a stress-free recovery.