All on-4-perfect solution for wisdom teeth removal in Philadelphia
It is best not to panic if one has to have a wisdom tooth extraction. There is a point of view that if wisdom teeth start to create trouble, it is a wise decision to have them removed. Some of the after effects of wisdom tooth extraction are bleeding for a while, some amount of discomfort, swelling and a bit of bruising.
Due to this, a dry socket condition too can be caused. This happens when the blood clot which forms at the site of the surgery either dissolves or something happens to it. With this, the underlying bone and tissue also are exposed to the outside environment. A lot of pain, bad breath, exposed bone, swelling in the lymph nodes in the neck and low fever could be the result of dry socket.
What all can one do to ease the after effects?
One can use ice packs on our face, just outside the mouth, for about 20 minutes each several times in a day for even up to two days after the surgical extraction. This will ease the swelling in the face. If the wisdom tooth was infected and was removed due to this, one needs to apply warm and moist compresses on the outside of the mouth for a reduction in swelling.
For the bleeding, one has to keep a gauze pad over the area where the tooth was extracted from for about half an hour after the procedure is completed. If the bleeding is too much, one should keep biting on the gauze pad for as long as 30 minutes. One can even try using a moist tea bag to arrest the blood flow.
After the procedure, try not to eat, drink or talk for about two hours. If required to do so, reduce these activities to a minimum. Also, plan to take rest for the rest of the day or. To prevent the blood clot from getting damaged, do not rinse with strong action or force. Avoid using a straw if drinking any beverages, cold drinks et al. Do not go in for exercise, especially any vigorous strokes for the next three to four days. Also, do not smoke or spit on the first day, especially if the bleeding has not stopped. After about half a day, you can use a gentle mouthwash for slow rinsing in the mouth. Do not brush anywhere near the area of the surgery for a day or two. Also, use gentle brushing action and do not make harsh strokes.
When the bleeding is arrested, take in a lot of fluids. These can be warm or cold but do keep yourself fully hydrated. Do not go on a fast. Eat regularly. However, do not eat solid or hard foods in the beginning. Begin with soft foods and lots of liquids in your diet.
For more details, contact: Dental Savers at Northeast Dental, 10847 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116. Phone: (215)791-6705. Email: [email protected]