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What to Expect When You Have Wisdom Teeth Extracted

November 29, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Youngwoo Joo
woman smiling after getting wisdom tooth extracted

You're having your wisdom teeth extracted and feeling nervous about what to expect. You're not alone! But you should know that wisdom tooth removal in Etobicoke is a standard procedure and shouldn't be anything to feel anxious about. Here's what you should expect before and after.

What to Expect During Your Procedure

At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, our dentists are well-equipped to help you feel safe and comfortable during wisdom teeth removal. We use the best dental anesthetics to ensure you don't feel anything during the procedure. We also offer several options for dental sedation so you can feel relaxed and at ease during your tooth extraction.

Nitrous oxide can help take the edge off without lingering side effects, oral conscious sedation provides more profound relaxation with medication taken orally before your procedure, and IV sedation offers the deepest level of sedation with medication delivered intravenously.

You will leave our office biting on some gauze to contain the bleeding after surgery, and we'll instruct you on how to manage your pain with prescribed medication or over-the-counter products. Our team will also give you detailed instructions on caring for yourself at home for a smooth and successful recovery. 

What Can I Eat After My Wisdom Tooth Removal?

The first day or two after your surgery, it's best to stick with soft foods. Be sure to eat them at room temperature, as foods that are too hot could agitate your extraction site. Here are some ideas:

  • Applesauce
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Soup
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt
  • Ice cream or a smoothie

Be sure to avoid smoking cigarettes or drinking through a straw, as it could cause your blood clot to dislodge and prolong your healing process.

Contact Your Etobicoke Dentist

If you have any questions or concerns during your recovery process, don't hesitate to contact our team at (416) 503-3335.