3 Tips For Recovering After Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Getting your wisdom teeth removed is definitely not a surgery that most people look forward to, but it is one that is often necessary and has good results. The key to getting through this surgery, is to know what to do during your recovery. This article will discuss three great tips for recovering after your wisdom teeth extraction. 

Keep A Lot Of Gauze On Hand

Right after your wisdom teeth extraction you will notice that your mouth is bleeding quite a bit. The best way to stop this blood from filling your mouth and making you spit constantly is to use gauze. Your dentist will place some gauze in your mouth right after your surgery, and will send your home with a whole stack of it.

You will need to replace this gauze every time it begins to fill up with blood, which will be quite often at first. Replacing the gauze will help so that you don't taste as much blood, and will also help to eventually stop the bleeding.

Chew With The Front Of Your Mouth

Although you will be feeling a lot of pain in your mouth, you are still going to need to eat. The best way to combat this pain is to chew with only the front of your mouth. This is made easier when you only take small bites of food, so that there isn't much to chew at one time. You don't want food anywhere near your stitches because you will likely feel a lot of pain if this happens. To be safe, you also should only eat soft foods at first, so you don't accidentally poke a sore area in your mouth or tear a stitch. 

Don't Be Afraid To Take Medicine When You Are In Pain Or Feeling Sick

Recovering from your wisdom teeth extraction procedure can be painful, so your dentist gave you pain medicine for a reason. You need to realize that it is okay to take this medicine when you are feeling a lot of pain, and this is not a time to try and be tough. Just keep in mind that you are going to need to eat something before you take your medicine because it isn't good to take any type of pain medicine on an empty stomach. Also, your dentist will have likely given you some type of anti-nausea medicine to help deal with the nausea that comes from swallowing blood.