Wisdom Teeth Procedure

How long to wait before smoking after wisdom teeth removal?

You should stop smoking for at least five days following wisdom teeth removal. This is because smoking can impair the healing process, dislodge the blood clot at the wound, and lead to a common complication named dry socket. Dry socket is common complication (especially following wisdom teeth removal) that can develop when the blood clot in the …

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How to reduce swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Post-operative swelling from wisdom teeth is normally expected and is usually proportional to the surgery extent. Swelling around the mouth, cheeks, eyes, and sides of the face is not uncommon. This is your body’s normal response to surgery, and it is considered part of the healing/repair process.  The swelling usually becomes evident the second day …

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How long does it take to recover/heal from wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical procedure that involves removing structures of teeth, jawbone and sometimes gums. So, it is normal to have some post-operative swelling and pain/discomfort as part of the healing process. Following the procedure, most feel a little sorry for themselves, particularly if multiple teeth have been removed. Your treating dentist/surgeon will …

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