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After Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that requires post-operative care to prevent infection and complications. After surgery:


  • Leave the gauze pad in place for at least 45 minutes, then discard it.
  • Avoid using straws or rinsing the mouth to protect the blood clot.
  • Rest and limit activities on the surgery day, resuming regular activities the next day.
  • Follow the prescribed pain medication to manage discomfort after the anesthetic wears off.
  • Do not drink through a straw to avoid disrupting sutures, as is advised with any oral surgery.

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