Follow the instructions provided by our oral and maxillofacial surgeons for wisdom teeth treatments in Akron, and Canton, Ohio, to shorten your recovery.

  • Isolate the site and avoid touching it directly. Gauze placed over the site should be taken out after thirty minutes.
  • Nausea is common, so avoid eating or drinking for an hour after the surgery.
  • To minimize swelling, apply ice and cold packs to the affected cheeks or jaw for up to 36 hours post-procedure. After this, bruising may appear, and moist heat can help lessen discoloration.
  • Take medication, either for pain or antibiotics, as directed by Dr. David C. Ash or Dr. R. Neil Sundheimer. If severe side-effects occur, discontinue and contact our oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
  • When eating, start with liquids, and then move to a diet of soft foods. Avoid straws, stay hydrated and follow your post-procedure instructions.

These temporary symptoms may also occur:

  • Temporary numbness
  • Slight fever/temperature increase
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dry lips/corners of the mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty opening the jaw.
  • Hard projections within the mouth, which usually smooth out on their own.

If you are concerned about any of your symptoms, or if you want to learn more about our treatments, call or stop by The Institute of Jaw and Facial Surgery.