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A dentist like Dr. Preston Hansen can often extract wisdom teeth in a single outpatient appointment. For some patients, your wisdom teeth treatment may require full sedation to help you remain comfortable throughout the treatment process. This is more likely to be the case if one or more of your wisdom teeth has become impacted, or if there are other potential complications present.

Thoughtful preparation and aftercare measures are important for a quick and complication-free recovery process. This includes taking any prescription medications at the specified dosages and times.

While the gums around the extraction sites are healing, it would be best to keep to a diet of soft foods. Shopping beforehand to stock up on foods such as applesauce, mashed potatoes, and yogurt might be helpful. When drinking, do not use a straw; the suction could potentially pull blood clots loose from the incision sites.

You shouldn’t be alarmed if the extraction sites bleed a little during the first few days after the wisdom tooth extraction. When this happens, you can try lightly biting down on some rolled up sterile gauze to control the release of blood. A gentle rinse with lukewarm salt water can also help clear your mouth without causing irritation.

If you live in the Salt Lake City, Utah, region, and if you have been experiencing signs of wisdom tooth discomfort, you should call 801-251-7167 to schedule a consultation at Identity Oral Surgery.