Read on to find out more about the normal things that happen to a patient after wisdom teeth removal in Sydney.
- Traces of blood in the saliva
Small traces of blood and blood clots in the saliva are normal for up to 2-3 days post the wisdom teeth removal in Sydney. The old clots from the mouth wear off from the surgery site slowly and come out through the saliva. However, this is only a part of the healing process and the bleeding will stop completely within 4-5 days. Bleeding can be controlled by placing a gauze pad on the spot. If bleeding continues for a prolonged period or if it is excessive then you must call for assistance.
- Swelling that makes your facial features almost unrecognisable
Swelling is one of the most troublesome factors to deal with after wisdom tooth removal in Sydney. The pressure exerted by the surgery and the complexity of the process involved determine the extent to which the swelling can impact the patient. The swelling also indicates that the body is getting ready to repair the tissues and the healing process is well on its way. Do not be surprised if your swelling seems to get worse on the 3rd or the 4th day of the surgery. This is absolutely normal and there is no option but to deal with it using ice packs.
- Discoloration of the skin in and out of the mouth area
Almost 3 days after the surgery, some patients observe a change in the skin colour (colour of the gums too). The colour changes to dark red or black or purple and this only due to the blood spreading beneath the tissues. Apply moist heat to these places can help remove the discoloration quickly.
- Numbness around them mouth area
After the surgery, it takes some time for the effect of the local anaesthesia to wear off. As a result you feel a certain amount of numbness in the lips, tongue as well the chin. Patients need to keep calm and avoid eating or drinking until the numbness goes away as they could bite their lips or tongue due to lack of sensation.
- Increase in body temperature
Some patients also experience slight increase in temperature post the surgery. This is absolutely normal and can be easily treated with Tylenol or Ibuprofen.