The recovery period after the extraction of wisdom teeth

It may take a few days before you feel completely better after having wisdom teeth surgery in Lahore. You are likely to have pain and discomfort after the procedure. It is usually worse for the first couple of days. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers and our dentist may suggest that you take certain medications to reduce the pain.

3d render of wisdom mesial impaction with pericoronitis. Concept of different types of wisdom teeth problems.


In addition to the pain, you may also experience swelling and stiffness in your jaw for a few days. This can make it difficult to open your mouth. Using an ice pack wrapped in a towel can help reduce swelling.

Keep the wound clean

Rinsing your mouth will keep the wound clean and help you heal faster. Do this very gently for the first 24 hours. If you rinse too thoroughly, the blood clots that have developed on the wound can move around, which can cause bleeding. Rinse yourself after eating with an antimicrobial mouthwash or salt water. This will help you remove the pieces of food.

Brush your teeth as usual, and as best you can, gradually getting closer to the sore from day to day. After three or four days, you should be able to gently remove any dissolved stitches that you may have had.

If your wound begins to bleed after the procedure, you can bite a piece of cloth (bandage) or a tissue for 5 minutes to stop it. Do not eat food that is too hot or too cold if your wound is bleeding, as this will cause it to bleed even more.

Eat and drink

You should not eat or drink at all for the first few hours after the operation. Then, for the first few days, limit yourself to soft or liquid foods. You can gradually return to your regular diet, but to start, try not to chew on the areas in your mouth that are starting to heal.

Side effects after wisdom teeth extraction

Side effects are unwanted, but mostly temporary, effects that you may have after the procedure. The main side effects after wisdom teeth extraction are as follows:

  • Pain, swelling and bruising around the jaw;
  • Difficulty opening your mouth;
  • Bad breath;
  • Tired ;
  • Sensitive teeth around the area where the tooth(s) were removed.

All side effects should go away around two to three days after your wisdom teeth are removed.

Possible complications concerning the extraction of wisdom teeth

Complications arise when problems can occur during or after the procedure. These may include the following situations:

  • Infection of the tissues around the area where your wisdom tooth was removed;
  • Accidental damage to adjacent teeth;
  • Dry mouth that occurs when a blood clot breaks away from your wound, exposing the bone and nerves underneath. It can be painful and also cause bad breath;
  • Damage to nerves. This can cause pain, tingling, and numbness. It can affect your lips, tongue, gums, and teeth;
  • A broken jaw, although this is extremely rare.

Most people have no problem after having wisdom teeth surgery in Lahore. We suggest that you wait two or three days before returning to your country to make sure that all is well with you.


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