What to Expect After a Dental Procedure

Dental surgery can involve a variety of procedures, such as tooth extractions, root canals, gum surgery, and dental implants. Depending on the type of procedure, you may experience some pain, bleeding, or swelling afterwards. Pain medication may be prescribed to help manage any discomfort. Generally, the pain should improve steadily over time. Once the bleeding has stopped, you can start eating soft foods such as soups, yoghurts, and mashed potatoes.

Oral surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, so you can go home the same day. However, if general anesthesia was used during the procedure, you should not drive for the next 24 to 48 hours and should have someone accompany you home.

Recovery after wisdom tooth surgery

is usually straightforward but can involve pain and swelling in the first two days. In rare cases, complications such as poor healing of the dental socket or nerve injury may occur. If you have been given intravenous sedation or general anesthesia for adults, it is important to take it easy for a day or two after surgery.

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