After your wisdom tooth removal surgery, it is helpful to find out some effective and easy mouth exercises for faster pain relief. These mouth exercises not only help you reduce the pain, but also decrease the swelling of your jaw and reach faster recovery.
Wisdom tooth – there is almost a tinker of fear that comes with it. Children mostly are afraid of the idea. This elusive tooth has been a controversy since early times. Thus, wisdom tooth extraction is usually a feared game. But with the right measures, complications can be avoided. To enlighten you, here is a short discussion about this tooth and their removal:
Why are they elusive?
They are just teeth like the rest of the teeth in your mouth. So why are they so special in a nightmarish and hateful way so as to even have a bad reputation? Well for one, a wisdom tooth is situated at the farthest end of the teeth line. As result, it may be very difficult to reach and clean with toothbrush. This is makes it prone to bacterial infection and decay. Save your worries – a wisdom tooth will most likely give you toothache days. And because it is at the farthest end, it is also possible that your wisdom tooth might not grow properly due to lack of space. It can erupt partially or it can remain inside the gums. This can also result in pain and infection. Moreover, its position in the gums makes it difficult to extract. They are so scary right?
How are they treated or removed?
But do not fret. There is a way to take them out of your system – without much pain hopefully. To prevent a painful and potentially dangerous extraction, dentist would normally abstain from immediately removing an infected wisdom tooth especially if it is inflamed and has pus. First your dentist will prescribe antibiotics to reduce the inflammation and cure the infection partially. Once the inflammation and pus are mostly gone, it may then be safe to extract your wisdom tooth. But to be double sure, you dentist will also take x-ray shot or s of them. This is to determine possible complications and or or hindrances to the extraction.
When to see your dentist?
You should see your doctor at the very first signs or symptoms of wisdom teeth. You might feel a numbing or an unfamiliar sensation at the end of your teeth line. You may also feel pain. If it is inflamed, this tooth should be painful to touch. However, many people who have wisdom tooth, even when it is already decayed and or or infected, do not show any symptoms at all. Or, the symptoms might be too insignificant so as to be noticeable. In which case, it is advisable that you see your dentist regularly for early detection.
What care should you practice after removal?
Removal or extraction of wisdom tooth can be painless of less troublesome if correct measures are taken. However, it is noteworthy to mention that this type of extraction comes with a bit more complications that regular tooth extraction. Therefore, proper care must be observed.
First, you must avoid strenuous activities to prevent blood vessels in the wound from rupturing and thus result in bleeding. You should also avoid hard foods and endure soups and soft meals for a while. You should also avoid hot drinks and hot meals. Also, you must not touch the wound even with your tongue. You can also ask your dentist for more recommended exercises, but here are some the general ones that are safe to use – even a day after your tooth extraction surgery.
Opening and Closing Your Mouth Slowly
The day after the procedure, you will notice when your jaw is still for a while, your muscles will be more swollen and harder to move. This may especially feel more obvious early in the morning, since your mouth hasn’t moved overnight. So to be able to open your mouth and speak or eat more easily, you can practice exercising the muscles gradually.
No External Touching or Massaging
Another important note to consider, is that any external massage or touching of your impacted wisdom tooth area should be avoided. Because it can hurt your muscles or in extreme case, cause a dry socket. So simply stick to the normal jaw muscle movements and exercises, instead of trying to press or massage the area with your hand.
Use Warm Drinks or Food
When you keep your mouth warm, your muscles will feel more relaxed and flexible. So you can enjoy some warm tea to relax your muscles. The only exception is right after your teeth extraction surgery. Because of the bleeding, it is recommended to either not eat anything, or simple stick to cold drinks. It helps stop the bleeding and also acts as a natural pain relief to calm down the pain.
How Fast Is Your Expected Recovery Time?
There is no short straight answer for this question, because it depends on your age, how well your dentist has handled the surgery, and some other health factors. But usually you will feel back to normal in only 7 days. For most people, the first 3 days after the procedure is the most difficult, since your mouth is the most swollen during this time. After that, the pain will fade out gradually and you will be back to normal soon. So to make sure you will have the easiest and safest surgery process and a faster recovery time after that, you may want to choose a reliable dentist who you trust. Because when it comes to a dental surgery how skilled and experienced your doctor is, makes a big impact on how easy and comfortable the whole process will be for you.