Your dentist in Fredericksburg, VA, will talk to you about what to expect during and after wisdom tooth extraction. A member of our team will let you know what to eat and what to avoid for the first few days after your wisdom tooth removal.
Typical foods to eat after wisdom tooth removal may include:
- Mashed potatoes
- Creamed soups
You should avoid chewing on the extraction sites for a day or two. And never eat (or drink) hot foods until after anesthesia wears off. It’s possible to burn your mouth and not realize you’re doing so.
About Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth may erupt at the back of the mouth in late teens or early adulthood. You may have one wisdom tooth or as many as four.
If the wisdom teeth emerge without complications, you’re lucky. But too often, they push on other teeth or don’t fully penetrate the gum, causing pain and leaving you at risk for infection.
Since you don’t need your wisdom teeth to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile, your dentist typically recommends extraction if they’re causing you trouble.
Arrange Wisdom Tooth Removal in Fredericksburg, VA
If you notice wisdom teeth partially emerging at the back of the mouth, we encourage you to contact Blue Bird Dentistry to arrange an evaluation with your Fredericksburg, VA dentist.