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Urszula Firlik, DDS | After Wisdom Tooth Removal in Belmont


6225 West River Drive NE, Belmont, MI 49306

(616) 361 - 0603


After Wisdom Tooth Removal


Wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical procedure that requires some post-operative care to reduce the chance of infection or other complications.

Immediately after surgery, a gauze pad will be placed over the extraction site, which should not be removed for at least 45 minutes, and then discarded.

Refrain from rinsing the mouth to ensure that you do not dislodge the blood clot that has formed. Similarly, refrain from drinking through a straw because this creates suction that might dislodge the blood clot or disrupt the sutures.

Limit your activities that day; you can resume your regular activities the following day.  Take pain medication as prescribed and as needed to reduce the amount of discomfort you feel after the anesthetic wears off. 

Belmont Dentist | After Wisdom Tooth Removal. Urszula Firlik is a Belmont Dentist.