Wisdom Teeth

What to expect post-surgery

Swelling is to be expected. To control it, use a cold pack during the first 24 hours in 20 minute cycles.

You can also expect some bleeding, and you will be provided with gauze to bite down on to promote clot development. It's easy to perceive a little blood as a lot, but bleeding for a few hours post-surgery is normal. If it becomes excessive, you'll want to contact us immediately.

Gentle rinsing with warm salt water is advised after the first 24 hours to promote healing. Also, do not smoke for 12 hours; do not spit or suck through a straw; use aspirin or ibuprofen to control discomfort; try to stick to soft foods and avoid sticky foods for the first few days after surgery.

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