How Long Is The Recovery Period After Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

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I want to ask .. This afternoon I just finished removing my impacted wisdom tooth, after that I took the antibiotic medicine prescribed by my doctor, because I didn’t know I drank with plain water using a straw, and after that I rinse a little 2 times because want to make sure if there is still blood Now the place where the tooth was extracted is still a bit painful, I have taken the medicine twice. My question is, is the pain related to the water I drink using a straw? How long does it usually take to recover after tooth extraction? Is that all right? Thank you..

1 Answer:

Hello Ayu Keumalasari,

Pain that arises after wisdom tooth extraction surgery is a normal thing, pain may arise from drinking water using a straw, but if it does not cause excessive pain or bleeding then there is no need to worry.

Postoperative pain and swelling and discomfort around the area where the tooth was extracted can last 3-14 days, so it is necessary to take medication that has been prescribed by a doctor as directed. Try in the first few days to eat soft textured foods, avoid using a toothbrush, avoid using mouthwash.

If you get stitches during the surgery, you need to go back to the dentist who treats you according to the schedule. You can also apply a cold compress to the swollen and painful area to help reduce the pain that arises.

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