Wisdom tooth extractions are a very common procedure but it’s good to know what to expect afterwards:
– Some people will experience a little swelling, bruising and pain; these symptoms can be alleviated with painkillers and ice packs.
– Your dentist will advise on aftercare to ensure the socket heals properly and to avoid any painful complications such as infection.
– Some people need stitches to ensure the wound is closed properly; these will be removed about one week after surgery.
“Recovery from wisdom tooth surgery will be gradual, but people should see some improvement every day.”
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