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Most people choose to have their child’s wisdom teeth extracted at some point in adolescence after their permanent molars have replaced their baby teeth. A wisdom tooth extraction is a form or oral surgery, as such it can tax your child’s physical resources. At Susan Evans DDS we offer a few basic factors to consider to help your child have a speedy recovery after wisdom tooth extraction.

During the recovery process, your child will need to eat a soft foods diet. This includes foods like applesauce, mashed potatoes and yogurt. Proper hydration is also important. Make sure they drink plenty of lukewarm liquids without using a straw. The suction created by a straw can harm the incisions or pull blood clots loose.

You should expect that the incisions will develop minor bleeding for a few days after their wisdom teeth have been extracted. When this happens, they can lightly pack the area with sterile gauze. Once the bleeding stops, you should have them rinse their mouth gently with lukewarm salt water to cleanse the area of residual blood and soothe the gum tissues.

If you have additional questions about how to help your child have a speedy recovery after wisdom tooth extraction, you can call Susan Evans DDS at 620-663-5297 for a consultation.