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After Wisdom Tooth Removal - Columbia Dental Care & Associates

Oral care after wisdom teeth removal

There will be some post-operative care required following the extraction of wisdom teeth. Maintaining a clean mouth will reduce the risk of infection or other complications following the procedure.

After the surgery, a gauze pad will be placed over the extraction site. The pad should not be removed for at least 45 minutes. Do not drink from a straw or rinse the mouth because it may dislodge the blood clot that has formed over the extraction site or disrupt the sutures that were inserted to close the wound.

Limit physical activities for at least 24 hours. All daily routines can be continued the next day. All prescribed pain medication should be taken to reduce discomfort once the anesthesia begins to wear off.