Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure, and it will require some post-operative care to reduce the likelihood of infection or other complications.
After your procedure, the dentist will place a gauze pad over the extraction site. This pad should be left in place for at least 45 minutes before being discarded.
After your treatment:
- Do not drink from a straw or rinse your mouth
- Limit your activities – you should rest and keep your head elevated
- Take pain medications as directed
For more information about post-op care following wisdom tooth removal, and to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Dr. Aaron Bushong and Dr. Beau Schneiss, please call Green Bay Smiles at 920-339-9013.