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The Truth About Brushing Your Teeth After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental recommendation for many patients. Wisdom teeth are the last molars to come in, and they tend to appear in our teenage/adolescent years. 

By the time wisdom teeth come in, your other teeth are already set in their position. The additional molars (which are not needed) can cause overcrowding, damage to the neighboring teeth, and pain. For these reasons, wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure. 

After getting your wisdom teeth removed, you may feel significant soreness and discomfort. Because of this, many patients hesitate to brush their teeth right away. 

When can you brush your teeth after wisdom teeth removal?

In this article, we’ll address this question as well as how to brush teeth after wisdom tooth extraction.

The Truth About Brushing Your Teeth After Wisdom Teeth Removal

When to Start Brushing Your Teeth After Wisdom Tooth Removal

Sometimes, wisdom teeth are removed before they erupt, or when they are still impacted. They may also be removed when partially or fully irrupted. Regardless of when your wisdom teeth are removed, the procedure can cause some significant swelling and discomfort. While your mouth is still tender, brushing may seem frightening. 

The American Dental Association does not recommend brushing near the extraction site on the same day as wisdom tooth surgery. However, they do recommend that you begin regular brushing by the next day. Brushing is critical for keeping your back molars and the healing site clean and healthy. 

How to Brush Your Teeth After Wisdom Teeth Removal

You should begin brushing the day after wisdom tooth removal, but how? In the first couple of weeks after surgery, you may need to brush a bit more carefully. Here are some tips for how to brush your teeth after wisdom tooth extraction:

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Burlington, ON

Now that you know when you can brush your teeth after wisdom teeth removal, it’s time to choose a dentist to help you with the procedure. 

Lighthouse Dental Care is here to help with wisdom tooth extraction in Burlington, ON. Our experienced dental team will assess your smile to determine if you are a candidate. From there, we can help with every step of the wisdom tooth removal process. 

Book your consultation for wisdom tooth removal in Burlington today! 

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