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How to recover quickly from a wisdom tooth extraction? Newington, CT

Wisdom tooth extraction can be an exhausting experience for both the patient and the dentist. The pain, discomfort and swelling that follow for days after the  extraction is a normal part of the healing process. If you are wondering when you could get back to munching your favourite food, then read on to achieve a speedy recovery.

Immediately after the wisdom tooth is pulled out, you may not feel pain as the effect of the anaesthesia will linger for an hour or two. Once the effect has faded you may feel moderate pain in the jaw and the corner of the mouth with some bleeding. It is really important to remember that you  need to be careful about not to dislodge the blood clot that has formed in the space left by the tooth. Early breakdown of the blood clot can lead to an extremely painful condition  known as dry socket. To avoid these complications and get back to your normal self, follow these simple tips:

  1. On the day of the extraction, completely avoid taking solid, hot  or spicy food.
  2. Do not brush for the first day of the procedure as it will traumatize the extraction site even more.
  3. Refrain from spitting or vigorously rinsing your mouth for at least 24 hours after the surgery.
  4. You can gently rinse  your mouth with  salt water to keep washing away  germs and prevent infection.
  5. Strictly avoid  alcohol and smoking for the first few days.
  6. Be diligent in taking your prescription pain killer  and antibiotic pills if  prescribed by your dentist. But remember not to over-dose yourself  with pain killers. 
  7. You can place an ice pack over the  jaw to decrease the swelling.
  8. Drink plenty of fluid but do not suck through a straw as the blood clot may get dislodged. Sip small quantities  at regular intervals.
  9. Eat soft, fresh and bland food like apple sauce, yogurt, cottage cheese, fruit juices and gradually move to semi-solid  food.
  10. Most importantly, do not over strain yourself for a few days by doing strenuous exercises or gyming.

To completely recover it may take a week or several days  depending  on how badly the tooth was impacted and in which direction it was erupting.  If you notice in the course of  post-surgery days symptoms like pus discharge, high fever, excruciating pain or increase in swelling, visit your dentist  or emergency care immediately.

To get wisdom tooth extracted, contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111, call: (860)-865-0056. Families from Hartford find the easy drive to Newington well worthwhile because or our expertise and modern facilities, our friendly dental team and the relaxing disposition of Dr. Mukund.We also serve patients from surrounding areas including Rocky Hill,Southington and Portland.  

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