After Wisdom Tooth Removal

Care Recommendations Following the Removal of Wisdom Teeth

An extraction is a surgical procedure that requires some post-operative care to reduce the risk of infection or other complications. Following surgery, a gauze pad will be placed over the extraction site and should not be removed for at least 45 minutes. Refrain from drinking from a straw or rinsing the mouth to ensure that you do not dislodge the blood clot that has formed or disrupt sutures. Limit activities for 24 hours. You can resume your daily routines the next day. Take pain medication as prescribed to reduce the discomfort you may feel after the local anesthesia wears off.