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While some people don’t have to go through the thrilling experience of wisdom tooth surgery, most teens and adults will at some point. Your experience with it can vary depending on plenty of different variables. However, it’s important that you take care of yourself post-surgery. Your doctor did their part (hopefully), so now it’s time to do yours. 

Wisdom Tooth Surgery & Recovery

Continue Following Instructions

Whatever instructions your dentist gave you for recovering from your wisdom tooth surgery, continue doing them. This might include not eating solids, minding your extraction site, and taking medicines in a timely fashion. You might need some help on that first day when you’re out of it. But, try to arrange this ahead of time. No one wants to come out of wisdom tooth surgery and try to find a caretaker.

By following your doctor’s orders, you can reduce pain and lessen your healing time.If you’re days into the healing process and still in the same amount of pain— reach out to your dentist. There might have been an error in your surgery, or maybe you just need a bit more medicine. Whatever it may be, communicate with your doctor to make sure you’re receiving the proper amount of care. 

Take your medication properly

As we mentioned before, don’t miss your medicine schedule. Wisdom tooth surgery can be quite painful. Your medicine is there to help you manage that pain. Furthermore, besides not missing your medication schedule, also avoid doubling up on your medication. Your pain medication, just like any other, has side effects and addictive properties. In short, use your medication properly and without overdoing it.

A common procedure, but not to be taken lightly

Wisdom tooth surgery is so common that almost everyone has to get one. However, every healing process will look different. But if you follow this guide, and the strict instructions from your surgeon, you’ll be back to 100% in no time at all. In short, pay mind to your healing and extraction site. Don’t fall victim to pain and suffering because of negligence. We wish you luck with your surgery, encourage you to follow recovery instructions, and also encourage you to follow up with your doctor.