Our oral surgeon and team provide instructions on what to expect after your wisdom teeth have been removed in Walnut Creek, California. That way, you can feel comfortable and relaxed during your healing period. If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ali Alijanian at 925-934-7888. We will help in any way that we can.
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The symptoms frequently begin in the middle of the night, and your pain medication regimen may not help. Treatment can involve changing your prescription. Occasionally it is helpful to place a medicated dressing in the empty tooth socket. This will help decrease the pain and protect the socket from food particles. The effectiveness in alleviating the pain lasts for 24-48 hours and may require dressing changes every day or two, for five to seven days. Dressings usually are removed when you have been pain free for 2 to 3 days.
The dressing doesn’t aid in healing. The only reason to place a dressing is for pain control. If medication is controlling the pain, the socket will heal without a dressing. Following removal of the dressing, an irrigation device may be provided to help you to keep food particles from lodging in the extraction site.