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Three Forks Family Dentistry | After Wisdom Tooth Removal in Three Forks

 

Three Forks Family Dentistry

123 Main Street, Suite #1
P.O. Box 850
Three Forks, MT 59752
(406) 285-5234

Chad D. Russell, D.M.D.

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After Wisdom Tooth Removal

 

Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that requires some post-operative care to reduce the chance of infection or other complications.

  • Immediately after surgery, a gauze pad will be placed over the extraction site, which should not be removed for at least 45 minutes, and then discarded after that. 
  • Refrain from drinking from a straw or rinsing the mouth to ensure that you do not dislodge the blood clot that has formed. 
  • Limit your activities that day. You can resume your regular activities the following day.  
  • Take the pain medication as prescribed to reduce the amount of discomfort you feel after the local anesthetic wears off. 
  • As with any oral surgery, refrain from drinking through a straw as doing so creates suction and may disrupt the sutures.
 
 
 
Three Forks Dentist | After Wisdom Tooth Removal. Chad Russell is a Three Forks Dentist.