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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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Top Things You Shouldn't Do When Recovering From Wisdom Tooth Removal

by Alfredo Moore

Having your wisdom teeth removed is a good way to get rid of related pain, prevent your teeth from crowding, and prevent other issues. Therefore, overall, wisdom tooth removal is often a good thing for many people. Just make sure you avoid doing these things when you are in the recovery process for best results.


Even though it can be a tough habit to quit, smoking cigarettes after your wisdom tooth surgery is not recommended. Doing so can slow down the healing process and cause other problems. Therefore, if you are worried that you will have a hard time avoiding smoking after your wisdom tooth removal, you should talk to your dentist about options like using a nicotine patch.

Use a Straw

Even if you normally like to use a straw when you drink beverages, you should avoid doing so for a while after having your wisdom teeth removed. Sucking from a straw can cause the blood clot to be dislodged, which can slow down the healing process or even cause dry socket.

Skip Taking Pain Medication

More than likely, your dentist will prescribe you some type of mild pain medication. It's a good idea for you to take this medication as prescribed without skipping doses. Otherwise, you might find that you are very uncomfortable in the days after your surgery. Just make sure that you let your dentist know about any other medications that you're taking and any medication allergies that you have so they can write you a proper prescription. Also, even if you're in pain, avoid taking more pain medication than you are supposed to since this can be dangerous.

Skip Cleaning Your Mouth

To help prevent infection, it's very important for you to clean your mouth carefully and regularly. After all, you'll want to do everything you can to prevent infection, and keeping your mouth clean can be quite effective in preventing this potentially serious and dangerous problem. Just make sure that you follow your dentist's recommendations about how to clean your teeth after the removal. They might recommend that you avoid rinsing your mouth or brushing your teeth for a day or so after removal. After that, you should brush your teeth very carefully, avoiding the socket where your removed teeth once were. Your dentist might prescribe an oral rinse or recommend rinsing your mouth out with salt water for a few days after your procedure.

Contact a dentist for more information about wisdom teeth removal