Wisdom tooth extraction surgery is undertaken under local anesthesia which means your jaw is going to be completely numb during whole procedure. Minor swelling , discomfort is normal post operatively after surgery which will be taken care of by prescription medicines.
It usually takes 7- 10 days for complete healing. Although you will be able to resume your routine activities, work etc from next day onwards.
Doctor will advise you with instructions to be followed during healing period after removal of wisdom tooth. These instructions help in normal healing process to take place uneventfully. Follow up appointment is scheduled one week after surgery to remove stitches ,if any.
Most of times, wisdom tooth extractions are complex surgical extractions done under strict aseptic conditions.
Post operative pain and minor swelling is not unusual. It is taken care of by prescription medicines. After extraction, cold pack application is recommended to soothe the area
For initial 2-3 days, we recommend soft simple foods. Once you are comfortable with chewing (usually 3-5 days), you can get back to your normal diet.
Surgical extraction of wisdom tooth will cost you INR 4500-6500/- (depending upon the position of tooth in the jaw).
Day 1: Continue biting on the gauze for 30-60 minutes following your procedure. Do NOT spit, rinse, suck (using a straw), smoke, drink carbonated or alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours. The goal is to keep blood clot in the socket to prevent bleeding and a painful complication known as DRY SOCKET
Day 2: After 24 hours
You will most likely experience one or more of the following symptoms:
No heavy lifting, spitting, sucking, alcohol or smoking.
Oral hygiene: Brush gently. A gentle lukewarm salt water rinse can be used to freshen your mouth. But again, do not spit; just let the fluid passively empty. The corners of your mouth may become cracked and dry – moisturize frequently.
Discomfort: Take medication as prescribed to relieve discomfort.
Swelling: Apply cold compresses to affected area at 10 minute intervals for the first 24 hours to minimize swelling. Any swelling that occurs usually begins to diminish within 72 hours; call the office if there is no change.
Bleeding: Some oozing of blood is normal for the first 12-24 hours. Put a hand towel on your pillow as some drooling can occur when you are numb. If you experience excessive bleeding, apply firm pressure with 1-2 folded gauze pads or damp tea bag on the affected area for 30-60 minutes and keep your head elevated. Call the office if the bleeding does not subside.
Diet: Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid carbonated and alcoholic beverages. A soft diet will be easiest: yogurt, milkshakes (no straw), soups, fish, pasta. Nothing too spicy is recommended. It is normal to have a little tenderness while chewing and difficulty opening wide.
Stitches: If you have received sutures, avoid playing with them. A fifteen minute appointment will be needed to remove the sutures in 7-10 days.
Prescriptions: Take medicines as prescribed. Some antibiotics can interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills or other medications. If pain medication or a mouth rinse is prescribed take as directed.In case of any unusual disturbances, questions or any post surgical problems, please call the office.