What to Expect From Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction


This video will tell what to expect from your wisdom teeth extraction. First of all, after surgery to remove wisdom teeth or teeth, you may be out of commission for up to two weeks. Your lips and face will be puffy for the first few days but gradually decrease.

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Gently pressing a cool cloth to your face helps lessen the swelling.

You have three sets of wisdom teeth in the rear of your mouth. X-rays often reveal them in patients between the ages of 17 and 25.

There is no one-size-fits-all response to the anesthetic. If you were given local anesthesia and are awake, you may be able to drive yourself home to begin your recovery. You may be able to return to work or other regular activities soon. A sober driver is required if you are under general anesthesia or are still groggy.

After surgery, most patients have little to no discomfort. However, you might expect some swelling and pain for around three days. It’s possible that it could take a few weeks for your mouth to recover fully.

You may feel some soreness following an extraction, but your dentist’ll give you painkillers to ease your suffering. After extraction, it is common to have some throbbing and sensitivity outside the socket. Watch the full video to know more.

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