Having Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled? Avoid These Post-Op Care Mistakes

The American Public Health Association estimates the number of wisdom teeth removed in the U.S. each year at around 10 million. Despite the number of people who undergo this relatively simple procedure every year, there are a surprising number of aftercare mistakes patients make. These mistakes can prolong recovery time and cause more pain and sensitivity during the healing process. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when you’re recovering after having your wisdom teeth removed. Smoking Smoking is, by far, one of the worst things you can do after surgery. Blood clots are a critical part of the healing process and help control bleeding. Smoking (and using straws) creates […]