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Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery

Wisdom teeth removal is the solution to severe issues caused by third molars

Wisdom teeth, also known as back molars, are the last teeth to appear between 17 and 21. Since most adults have small jaws, there is no room to accommodate wisdom teeth, leading to pain and teeth shifting issues.

If you are experiencing crooked and crowded teeth, pain, cysts, or tooth decay, you probably need surgery to remove your wisdom teeth and need to be evaluated by a specialist.

Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Wisdom teeth that cause issues should be removed as soon as possible before they cause irreversible damage. This can be done by a dentist or a specialist that can do oral surgery. If you have impacted wisdom teeth, it is important to visit a well-practiced specialist in wisdom teeth removal to ensure a safe and quick procedure. At Bellaire Periodontics, Dr. Warren is an expert in oral surgery and will make sure your recovery process is as pain-free as possible.

Wisdom teeth removal is a very common surgery done by oral surgery experts.

Its recovery time varies, depending on how impacted teeth are, and can take between 3 days and a week.

Recovery Tips

After wisdom teeth extraction, it is crucial to keep the mouth area clean to avoid infections. Dr. Warren and our team will give you instructions on how to protect your mouth after surgery.

A few of our recommendations include:

  • Avoid complications and rinse with salt water to keep the wound clean.

  • Use gauze to absorb excess blood

  • Be careful to not dislodge your blood clot or stitches for at least a week

  • Eat soft foods including cottage cheese, pudding, ice cream, mashed potatoes, smoothies, etc.

  • Avoid extremely hot food that can burn the surgery area

  • Take the full course of antibiotics prescribed

  • Use ice to manage pain and reduce swelling

  • Stay hydrated for an easy recovery

You can resume normal daily activities, but it is important to avoid activities that can cause dry sockets, resulting in painful complications and a blood clot disruption that increases the risk of infection. It is necessary to follow all your specialist’s instructions for a quick healing process.

Remember to:

  • Avoid drinking from a straw

  • No Smoking

  • Avoid intense workouts

Make sure you follow all the recovery tips. Following all the recommended instructions will help prevent infection and heal faster.


It is recommended to remove your wisdom teeth by a specialist with oral surgery experience. If you need wisdom teeth extraction and would like to consult with our periodontist, please call us at (713) 636-9734 to schedule an appointment. At Bellaire Periodontics, Dr. Sharon Minott-Warren and our team specialize in helping our patients have a safe, smooth, and quick removal.