Have You Extracted Your Wisdom Teeth? Here Are Some Recovery Tips

Extracted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom tooth extraction is a beneficial but also invasive dental treatment. If you’re not careful, there are consequences that can occur that can make your life a bit difficult. So, to help you prevent complications and properly recover following wisdom tooth extraction in Salt Lake City, our dental team has some tips for you.

Tip No. 1: Stop the bleeding and reduce the swelling. You can stop the bleeding by placing a piece of gauze on the surgical site. When it’s there, bite down for about 45 minutes. Once the pad is full of blood, please remove it and place a clean pad on the area. To reduce the swelling, ice outside the area with an ice pack or bag of frozen vegetables. It’s best to ice it for 15 minutes and then take a 15-minute break. Repeat this process until the swelling subsides.

Tip No. 2: Take the necessary medications. Your dentist should have given you pain medication following your surgery. If this is the case for you, please take the medication as recommended. If not, feel free to take over-the-counter painkillers.

Tip No. 3: Have a soft-foods diet. It’s best to avoid eating hard and crunchy foods and stick to eating soft foods, like mashed potatoes, yogurt, ice cream, etc. This can help you avoid creating issues in the area.

If you have any questions about how to properly recover after your wisdom teeth have been removed, please call Aspire Surgical at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the answers you need to properly recover!

Youthen Your Appearance with BOTOX®

Smooth Skin and Botox

Wrinkles tend to begin appearing in the upper area of the face when an individual is in their mid-thirties. These lines, which are commonly referred to as worry lines, frown lines, or crow’s feet, make the individual appear older and can also make the person appear tired, or even mean. If you would like to restore the youthful appearance of your face, ask Dr. Stosich, Dr. Fullmer, and Dr. Maak about BOTOX® in Salt Lake City, Utah.

What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a minimally-invasive procedure that stops muscle movement in specific areas to relax the face and decrease the appearance of wrinkles and lines. In addition to being used for lines and wrinkles, Botulinum Toxin, or BOTOX, can be used in several clinical uses.

What is the BOTOX procedure?
BOTOX stops the transmission of the nerve impulse to the muscles. In this way, it keeps the muscles from working for a period of time. Our cosmetic surgeons are educated in the anatomy of the muscles of the face and know which muscles to treat and at what dosage.

Do the injections hurt?
BOTOX injections are delivered through very fine needles. Because of this, most patients tolerate the injections very well. If you are sensitive to needles, ask our cosmetic surgeons about a local anesthetic cream that can be applied before treatment.

When will I see results?
BOTOX results usually start to appear in three to five days. However, results may take up to a week to start to become apparent. Fine wrinkles tend to disappear right away and deeper ones tend to take more time.

We invite you to contact our office today for more information about BOTOX and to schedule a visit.