Potential concerns about wisdom tooth removal
When will I be able to resume daily activities?
Rest is important in ensuring a smooth healing process.
People respond to wisdom tooth procedures differently and the recovery time can vary. With the aid of pain medication, you are likely to be able to go about your normal daily activities within a few hours if necessary. However, we would recommend you get as much rest as you can. Medical leave will also be provided for you to recuperate.
Will I be able to chew normally after the wisdom tooth removal?
It is best that you avoid chewing on the side of the mouth that has just undergone wisdom tooth surgery or extraction. Instead, we would advise you to drink plenty of cool or lukewarm fluids, and stick to chewing on soft food on the unoperated side of the mouth. This will allow the blood clot to form and ensure a smoother recovery. You will be able to eat normally once it is healed.
We recommend that you stick to soft foods for the first few days after the procedure.
Are there any risks with wisdom teeth removal?
Both wisdom tooth surgery and extraction are safe procedures. Complications are rare and most pain and discomfort following wisdom tooth surgery or extraction can be easily managed.