Recovery is pretty quick following wisdom teeth extraction, as long as you were not having too many problems. After a few days, you should be feeling much better. Over-the-counter pain medication can help you in the first few days following the surgery.

You will also experience some bleeding, so it is important to change your gauze pads as needed. This bleeding should subside within twenty-four hours. You shouldn’t lie flat. Use extra pillows to keep your head elevated. This will slow the bleeding down.

You should also use ice against your cheek for twenty-four hours. After that, you can use a warm washcloth for a few more days if you want.

Your body will need to relax after surgery. If you are too active, you may bleed more. You also need to watch what you eat and drink. Eat soft foods. You shouldn’t drink from a straw. That can loosen the blood clot in your mouth.