If feasible, the patient should refrain from rinsing his mouth for twenty-four hours after wisdom tooth extraction or any other extraction.
After each meal for the next 7 to 10 days, the patient should rinse the socket thoroughly with warm salty water to eliminate food from the socket (a teaspoon of table salt in a cup of warm water).
For a week to ten days, the patient should rinse the sockets with a decent quality mouth wash every morning and night. If used extensively, mouthwash may discolor the teeth. Once the mouth has recovered, the discoloration will come off with the help of a dentist. Brush the remaining teeth normally, but avoid brushing the impacted socket.
While brushing their teeth, the patient should gently clean the wound.. This will keep the incision clean and will aid in the dissolution of sutures. It usually takes 3-4 weeks for the socket to seal over. After the first week, the patient is unlikely to acquire an infection, although he will be choosing meals out for this period.
Avoid eating and drinking hot liquids for about 3 hours, or until the face is numb. After this, a soft diet is recommended, although the patient can eat whatever he can handle. Excessive chewing or drinking hot drinks may cause additional bleeding, so proceed with caution.
For at least four days, the patient should refrain from smoking. Smoking slows the healing of all wounds and increases the chance of infection. The more the patient smokes, the more likely he will have an infection. If the patient gets an infection after having their wisdom teeth out, It will be a lot of pain and take at least a week to heal.
If the patient has been sedated, it is strongly urged that he not consume alcohol. Despite not being sedated, alcohol is best avoided on the day of surgery since it may increase bleeding.
Socket for Drying
A dry socket is a well-known consequence of any dental extraction, including wisdom tooth extraction. It happens after around 4% of all dental extractions.
A dry socket is more likely after wisdom teeth extraction in the lower jaw, after complicated extractions, in females, and patients using oral contraception.
The reason is unknown. The symptoms range from minor to severe pain and might appear immediately after the teeth extraction or three days later, lasting between 10 and 14 days. In rare circumstances, the symptoms may last for a significantly more extended period.
Painkillers will not ease the agony, which can be excruciating. The discomfort might be severe and keep you up at night. Antibiotics will have no effect. In general, pain relievers are useless. A dentist cannot provide any effective treatment. It is preferable not to disrupt the socket in the hunt for a cure, as this might worsen the illness.