Eat Ice Cream
Having your wisdom teeth removed is the perfect excuse to eat ice cream. It’s cold which helps a little with the pain, you don’t have to chew and it’s delicious. Jelly is also a great cold treat which is easy to eat when you’ve had this procedure done.
You have to give yourself time to recover so you might as well pamper yourself. If you don’t want to venture out to a day spa, stay at home and have a bath. Use a foot spa and pop on a face mask. Use the time to indulge and relax.
Take It Easy
Don’t engage in any strenuous activities or sport. Take the time to rest in bed or on the couch. Get some movies out and don’t plan on doing anything else. Having your wisdom teeth removed is a perfect reason to really take it easy, so make the most of it.
Get Chauffeured Around
You won’t be able to drive so ask a relative or friend to take care of you. Have them drive you around and enjoy the ride. Recovering from a wisdom tooth extraction is a time to be kind to yourself. Make sure there is someone to bring you home and take you to the chemist for any medications you may require.
Learn Another Language
There’s not a lot you can do when you’re recovering from having your wisdom teeth removed. Learn another language to keep you occupied and distract you from the pain. There are apps you can download on your phone so that you don’t have to venture far from the couch.
Get some quality gaming time in. Whether it’s Xbox, Playstation, Wii, Nintendo or others it’s hard to find time in everyday life. Use the opportunity to catch up on some gaming time.
Adult Colouring Books
Colouring books aren’t just for children and are gaining popularity amongst adults. They are said to be very relaxing and can help distract you if you’re getting bored and still in pain.
There are many options available to help you with your resting and recovery. Indulging in ice cream and pampering can help pass the time. Watching movies, learning a language, colouring or playing video games are all great distractions. If you’ve got someone to look after you enjoy being driven around as you won’t be able to.
Dr Paulo Pinho at Widsom Teeth Professionals Sydney has extensive training in oral surgery, including the removal of wisdom teeth. Dr Pinho also has developed a great protocol to prevent and treat dry sockets. To learn more, call Dr Paulo Pinho at Wisdom Teeth Professionals in Sydney on 1300 217 858.
The information contained in this article is intended to give you general information and it is not intended to replace professional medical advice.