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Are you in need of some tips after removing your wisdom teeth? If so, you have come to the right place! Our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care and treatment, which includes offering some fundamental insight to recovering from wisdom teeth removal.

Our dentist, Dr. R. Erik Cantwell with Copper Ridge Dental in West Jordan, Utah, is qualified in this procedure and is thrilled to share with you some tips on recovering from the removal of your wisdom teeth so that you can be back on your feet as fast as possible.

After surgery, it is normal to feel groggy at first. It is also normal to have some swelling or tenderness in the neck and face near the back of your jaw. Some people experience bruising and feel pain and can sometimes experience minor bleeding, which is all common after surgery. Keep in mind that it is essential to follow your doctor’s advice on pain medications or instructions they may have provided for you as you recover. These instructions will help you in the best way possible. Ice packs can also help with the pain and swelling at home. Sleep is also your body’s way of healing and essential to any recovery process. Remember to sleep at an angle and be patient with yourself as you rest during this time.

When it comes to your favorite drinks, keep in mind to avoid drinking from a straw until you get permission from your surgeon, so the straw doesn’t slip and cause damage to any stitches or soft tissue in your gums. Any use of tobacco is always prohibited from promoting a healthy healing process. Tobacco can cause severe damage to your health in any recovery process and make the recovery time much longer.

Furthermore, eating soft foods or keeping a liquid diet can help you during the healing process. Soft vegetables also encourage healing and is a wise choice of foods for any diet, so be sure to eat your vegetables. Cold sandwiches or room-temperature foods that are soft are ideal as you recover. Hot meals can break down the blood clot or soft healing tissue in your sockets and cause an infection. That is why keeping a soft diet with colder foods is always ideal.

If you would like your wisdom teeth removed, or if you have any more questions about your recovery process and what you need, please call us today at 801.260.0530 to set up a one-on-one consultation. Our dental team can give you an evaluation to determine if wisdom teeth removal is right for you and happy to help you in any way we can.