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After you’ve had a wisdom tooth removal process by one of our skilled dentists, Drs. Paul Labbe and Matthew Staat, you need to be wary so that your tooth and gums can suitably heal. If you’re reckless, you could reopen the wound or do something that would lead to inflammation, and you’ll need to check up with the doctor again for further procedures. Here are a few instructions and tips you can follow to make your recuperation that much easier:

Plan to rest immediately after your procedure. Forego all strenuous types of activities, and don’t do anything that could reopen the spot where the wisdom tooth was.

Don’t drink any beverages besides water for at least a day, and don’t drink from a straw for a week. (Sucking from a straw can draw out blood from the wound.)

This may be the only time we say this, but don’t brush your pearly whites or floss for at least a day following your surgery. Avoid anything that may re-open the sutures.

Use an ice pack and over-the-counter painkillers to relieve pain as you were instructed by our office during your checkup.

Those living in the area of Laredo, Texas, can plan an appointment with Planet Dental and by dialing 956-242-4245. We’re looking forward to visiting with you and your family to help you with all of your oral health needs.