WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY WISDOM TEETH SURGERY?
Following wisdom tooth removal surgery, it is important to rest for the remainder of the day. If general anesthesia was used, patients will need to rest until the anesthesia has fully left their system. It is important not to brush your teeth for the first 24 hours following wisdom tooth removal surgery, as this can irritate the surgical sites. An antiseptic mouthwash is sometimes prescribed which will promote healing and reduce the risk of infection as you heal. A modified diet of soft foods will have to be followed as you heal from wisdom teeth surgery. Additionally, it is important that you do not drink out of a straw, as this can compromise the health of your sutures.
Sutures can be removed 2-3 weeks following your wisdom teeth removal surgery. While the majority of discomfort usually dissipates after 1 week following wisdom tooth extraction surgery, it is normal for patients to experience slight sensitivity at the back of the mouth for the first couple of weeks. Your oral surgeon will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions and answer any questions you may have about wisdom teeth removal surgery.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL IN NYC?
Dr. John Koutsoyiannis and the staff at Sohosmile® would be happy to discuss wisdom teeth removal in NYC with you. To learn more, please call our office at 212.334.7330 or request an appointment online.