Prior to the surgery
Rest and relaxation is the key to ensuring you are prepared for surgery, no matter how fit and well you feel, your body will be put through a “trauma” that it hasn’t expected. Making sure that you get plenty of rest in the run up to the wisdom teeth extraction will. A full consultation will be completed by your oral surgeon, eliminating any worries you may have surrounding wisdom teeth pain, the surgery and any anxieties you might have. The team at your surgery will be fully qualified and experienced to deal with any questions you may have. They will also be able to inform you of whether you are able to eat and drink prior to the surgery depending on what type you are having.
Planning and preparation
A plan needs to be put in place for the day of your surgery and afterwards. Asking a family member or a friend to drive you to and from the surgery will give you one less thing to worry about. They can also sit in the consultation with your oral surgeon to know which medication you should be taking and when. Making sure you wear comfortable clothes during surgery is essential as well as buying the right soft foods to have after the surgery e.g. ice cream, jelly, milkshakes, soup and water.
After the surgery you may experience some pain depending on the type of wisdom teeth extraction you have had. You may experience some swelling and a dull ache in your face. Ice is recommended for 1-2 days after the surgery in order to minimize the swelling to the face, you can normally attach the ice to your face with a sling to keep it in place. The dentist will have prescribed you with pain killers, having this written down prior to the surgery will ensure you don’t get your medication wrong. Rest and relaxation after your surgery is also vital as you need to allow your body to recover. Again having a family member or friend help you is important to your recuperation.
Listen to the experts
Make sure to follow your oral surgeon’s post op care, they are equipped with the knowledge to make your after experience as pain free as possible. Gauze is supplied by your surgeon which is to be changed very 1-2 hours; if the gum is still bleeding after a day it is best to consult your dentist. Their advice will aim to prevent clotting and dry sockets that you may encounter post surgery.
For the very best advice and care throughout any wisdom teeth removal, contact Wisdom Teeth Removal Sydney who will provide you with advice and understanding.