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Having your wisdom teeth removed is almost always a sound preventive measure that will help spare you from complications later on in life. That being said, any tooth extraction can take a toll on your body and requires a little bit of special aftercare.

Dr. Kenneth Karamyan would like to share a few of these preparation and aftercare tips to help you have a speedy recovery after your wisdom teeth are removed.

While your gums are healing, you will need to stick to a soft food diet for a few days or a week after having your wisdom teeth extracted. This means eating foods like applesauce, mashed potatoes, and yogurt. Proper hydration is also important. Drink plenty of lukewarm liquids without using a straw, as the suction can harm the incisions or pull blood clots loose.

It’s not uncommon for the incisions to weep a little blood for a few days after having your wisdom teeth extracted. When this happens, you can lightly pack the area with sterile gauze. Once the bleeding stops, you can rinse your mouth gently with lukewarm salt water to remove blood clots and soothe the gums.

If you have questions about how to have a speedy recovery after having your wisdom teeth removed, please call Presidio Dental at 415.737.0430 to schedule an appointment.