Wisdom Teeth Extraction Surgery
One of Florida Oral Surgery’s services is wisdom tooth extraction, servicing patients from Orlando and Central Florida areas.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars. Most people’s jaws are too small for wisdom teeth causing problems including pain, infection, gum disease and crowding of nearby teeth.
It is often recommended that you remove the wisdom teeth as early as possible to prevent any complications in the future. The actual extraction surgery can last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour.
After Wisdom Teeth Surgery
Make sure you drink plenty of liquids but avoid drinks and food that are hot, since the heat can increase swelling and bleeding. In order to help the healing processes eat soft foods until you feel you are able to start integrating solid foods into your diet again.
Also for the next few days brush and floss your teeth gently and over the next week, after each meal rinse your mouth out and use a mixture of warm water and ½ teaspoon of salt. You can also hold an ice pack against the cheek for 10 minutes at a time with a 5 minute resting period in between to help reduce the swelling.