Archive for the ‘ Wisdom Teeth ’ Category

Recipes for Soft Foods after Oral Surgery

It is best to start off by eating soft foods after having oral surgery such as a dental implant placement or wisdom teeth removal.  Below are some recipes that may be helpful for planning and cooking meals after surgery.  In general, avoid spicy foods, carbonated beverages, and hard/crunchy foods in the early phase of healing. […]

Bleeding after Oral Surgery

  Bleeding is an inevitable side effect from having oral surgery.  Many patients worry about complications from bleeding after surgery- especially later at home.  The key to a quick and safe recovery is to be prepared to deal with any potential bleeding after your surgery.  Below are several tips to control and avoid bleeding complications. […]

How to prepare for wisdom teeth removal

The thought of wisdom teeth removal surgery can be overwhelming for many people.  Preparation is key!  Your oral surgeon should do a consultation to go over the procedure, the risks and benefits, and after care instructions.  At my office, we have a whole booklet of information on self care after wisdom teeth removal that is […]

What is a Dry Socket?

Dry socket is a painful condition that can develop after a tooth extraction surgery.  This condition can be very painful and uncomfortable during the immediate healing phase and may require treatment. The medical term for dry socket is alveolar osteitis which literally means inflammation of the bone that supports the tooth. When a tooth is […]

Wisdom teeth removal – FAQ

  Many patients have questions regarding self care after wisdom teeth removal.  Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.  While generally applicable in most cases, every patient and surgery is different, so please follow the postoperative instructions that are given specifically to you after your surgery.   Q: How long after […]