Have you recently gone through or are about to get wisdom tooth surgery at DK Dental Care? In this case, you might be wondering how soon you’ll be able to resume normal activities and a normal diet.
While every person heals differently, it’s important to understand the average wisdom tooth healing timeline and know how to prepare to help your body successfully go through this process.
Keep reading the article to learn more:
You should know that healing after a wisdom tooth removal won’t usually present intense symptoms like pain or swelling.
The first few days often present the most discomfort, after which your symptoms will gradually reduce.
Here’s the average wisdom tooth removal healing timeline:
For the first 2 days or so, you should eat softer foods that don’t require a lot of chewing, such as:
When you start feeling better, you can add harder foods back into your diet; however, you shouldn't go straight to hard and chewy foods like steaks or hard bread crusts.
Start with slightly harder foods like pasta or boiled vegetables and gradually introduce harder foods. Be sure to chew on the other side of the mouth and monitor how your body reacts to your diet. If you are experiencing pain or notice mild bleeding, go back to softer foods.
Other tips that can help you support healing at this time include:
Is your wisdom tooth causing you trouble? See Dr. David Keeling for an appointment and learn if you need an extraction.
Request a visit to DK Dental Care online and stop by to discover your options.
Have more questions? Then don’t hesitate to call us at (414) 529-3253 for a short chat.