What To Expect After Wisdom Tooth Surgery?

Wisdom Tooth Surgery

The wisdom teeth or back molars are the last adult teeth to emerge in your mouth. They can be found emerging on the top and both sides of the mouth generally between the age bracket of 17 and 21. A lot of people don’t have enough space in their jaws for the wisdom teeth to fit in without the shift of other teeth. In the long run, this can cause a lot of issues. If this ever happens to you then your dentist would recommend you to go for wisdom teeth surgery in Guildford. 

The teeth extractions Guildford are a lot common but the wisdom tooth recovery can take up to several weeks. Also, if your wisdom teeth aren’t visible and haven’t come out of the gums then this means that they are impacted. This is basically a sort of bad news for you as the recovery will now take longer. 

What to expect on the day of the surgery? 

It’s a one day process which basically means that you come and leave the same day, after the wisdom teeth surgery Guildford has been performed. Depending upon your case, the dentist may give you general or local anesthesia. Make sure that you ask your doctor about it. On the first day, you are bound to experience pain, swelling and maybe even see blood coming in your mouth but not to worry about it as it’s quite normal for the initial day. The doctor will prescribe you certain mediations and some extra special instructions too that you can undertake to lessen the pain and faster treatment. 

Once you are fully awake and are in conscious level again then the professionals would decide to leave you. Here’s a special tip: Try and get someone else to drive you home, as you may have some difficulties in driving for a long period of time especially if you went under general anesthesia. Also, immediately after the surgery, you shouldn’t indulge in the consumption of harmful items like smoking, caffeine and alcohol. Try to not use a straw and in terms of food, stick towards soft food only. If you follow all this then we can ascertain that you will be free of the major complications. 

In most of the cases, an individual recovers from the wisdom teeth surgery Guildford within three to four days only. At the most, if you had teeth of awkward angle or the ones that were impacted then the recovery can last up to a full week. 

Once the surgery has been performed, the wound would be left unhealed for quite a few months and there’s nothing much you can do about it. Just remember that even after several weeks of surgery, you still hold chances of infection due to the presence of the wound and that’s why it’s recommended to take care of yourself and to keep looking for any signs of trouble. 


We give that you would now have a brief idea on the recovery phase of wisdom teeth surgery Guildford. To know more about the after-effects, you should consult with your doctor as soon as possible.