wisdom teeth surgery survival guide

I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed in May 2018.

Yes – your girl Maggie is four times less wise than she was before that day. lol

I had just turned eighteen and I could no longer close my mouth correctly. My wisdom teeth were really causing a problem.

that doesn’t seem too smart, wisdom teeth hah

So I went to an oral surgery consultation and got my surgery day scheduled. Because those x-rays were undeniable.

Whenever we’re gonna be going through something tough, we want to get prepared so we can be ready for it. In the days leading up to my surgery, I was reading up on things so I’d be (and at least feel) more ready. I was looking for advice, both from oral surgeons and from people who’d had the same surgery I was going to have.

You wanna know what I found?

Eat ice cream.

Cry.

DON’T get dry socket.

Please… please tell me how that’s supposed to help. (Hint: it didn’t!)

Therefore, on the day of my surgery and all through my recovery, I put together the comprehensive wisdom teeth surgery survival guide I would have ADORED reading!

Here’s the disclaimer: I’m just a girl who’s four teeth lighter. (wow that felt graphic) I’m not a medical professional with any training or scientific knowledge. I’m sharing my experiences to help others in a friend-to-friend way! Please consult your oral surgeon and doctor about your health concerns and follow their advice. My experience and tips are just that, and should be supplemental to a professional’s guidance and care.

Boy aren’t terms and conditions fun

I hope you checked the little box 😂

This guide is broken down into three parts – all in the same post!

I’m so excited to be able to pass on my experience and tips with you today! This series was previously published on two other blogs of mine, and since I’m not running those blogs anymore, I wanted to publish them again!

quick links to the guide:

surgery day

post-op diet

recovery tips

Let me know if you have any questions about my surgery, post-op-diet, or recovery! I’d be happy to help in any way I can.

15 Comments

  1. Maggie, I don’t know if you had any doubt writing this post like, “Will this help anyone?” but if you did, it was unnecessary. I’m about to have my wisdom teeth taken out soon and I’ve been insanely stressed about it. I’m still stressed, but this post did help. And…I live off popcorn, so, uh, I guess I’ll be having a rough month or so.

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    1. Wow I’m so glad the timing of my post was very timely for you! Yeah any little bit of reassurance before my surgery was super relieving, but of course I was still anxious. I missed a lot of foods for three or four weeks but not having to think about getting my wisdom teeth out anymore was a huge burden off my shoulders 😌❤️
      I really hope all goes well for you!

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  2. I don’t know if I have wisdom teeth yet😂 but getting them removed sounds stressful. This was such a comprehensive guide, I felt like I was reading a brochure by a medical professional 😂
    Thank you for sharing, Maggie!
    (And I agree wheelchairs are the best! It feels cool to have someone push you through a crowd😂)

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    1. Indeed, it was quite the stressful venture. I was SO relieved when it was all over 😅 ooh really?? That’s cool haha! I would have loved something super detailed like this, so I’m passing on my story lol.
      You’re welcome!
      (Right?? Absolutely 😂💕)

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