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Kenneth L.Westbrook, DDS, PA | After Wisdom Tooth Removal in Morehead City

Kenneth L. Westbrook, DDS, P. A.
252-726-5778

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General Family Dentistry 

3708 Symi Circle

Morehead City, NC

 

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 be changed every 15-20minutes until the bleeding has stopped, and then discarded after that. Refrain from drinking from a straw, smoking, 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 or smoking for at least 48 hours as doing so creates suction and may disrupt the sutures.

 
 
 
Morehead City Dentist | After Wisdom Tooth Removal. Kenneth L. Westbrook, DDS is a Morehead City Dentist.