What Should I Expect After Having My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Patients whose wisdom teeth were impacted or were otherwise causing pain, can expect to feel much better as the surgical area heals now that the source of the pain is gone. Your oral surgeon will go over in detail with you what to expect following your procedure, but in general, your tongue will notice the missing molar (if it was fully erupted), but do try to leave the area alone. Depending on the procedure, you may feel stitches. These will dissolve in a few days. You may feel some soreness in the jaw or gums. This will ease in the next day or so. You will also need to watch what you eat and drink (you need to stay away from hard and/or acidic foods). Again, your oral surgeon will provide you with a complete list of dos and don’ts.
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