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.
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!
- my surgery day experience + tips for yours! It’s very comprehensive and thorough, and I keep medical terms/gross triggers at a bare minimum
- food I was able to eat while recovering + what to avoid. I ate more than ice cream, let’s put it that way haha
- recovery tips for the first month post-op! Because if I hadn’t done these very helpful things, it might have taken me much longer to recover. (includes some gross
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!