2 Things To Do To Prepare To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Posted on: 12 December 2016

If you have to have your wisdom teeth removed, you have a few days of a sore mouth in your future. There are things that you can do to make sure that you are ready for your teeth to get removed so that it will go as smoothly as possible. 

Line Up a Driver and Sitter

If you are being sedated in order to have your wisdom teeth removed, you will need to have a driver to take you home. It would be unsafe for you to get behind the wheel. You will be woozy and in an altered state of mind. Even if you aren't getting sedated, you still may want to have a driver to take you home. That's because you will still probably not feel all that great and driving may take more concentration than you feel that you can offer right after the extraction, especially if you have taken some pain meds before the numbing agents wear off. You may also want to talk to a friend or family member to come be your babysitter. That may sound funny, especially if you are an adult. But sedation can make you really loopy and you may take too many pain meds or do something else unsafe. You may really want to have a sitter if you are a parent. Having another adult around will make it easier for you.

Find Some Soft Food

You really aren't going to want to eat anything other than some really soft food. It's going to really hurt to chew, especially if you have had more than one tooth pulled. So this would be a good time for you to stock up on things like yogurt, cottage cheese, pudding, and soups. If you make a particularly favorite kind of soup, you may want to make plenty of it ahead of time. Then you can put single servings into microwavable containers so that you can heat them up when you are ready to heat. That way you have something warm and filling without having to do a lot of work to get it. 

Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of problems. Your mouth may not be large enough for them to grow in or they may grow in sideways which can push the rest of your teeth around and cause you a lot of pain. If they do cause you problems, you are going to need to have them removed. Click here to find out more.