Since wisdom tooth removal is essentially a surgery, it is important that you provide proper care to the wound to facilitate faster healing.
Be gentle with the mouth after the procedure – slowly sip water, and refrain from smoking and spitting to make sure there is no extra pressure on the wound. Rinsing mouth with lukewarm salt water regularly can also help the wound heal faster.
Post-surgery pain is typically managed by pain killers. Some bleeding can also be expected, but that will go away. Don’t worry if there is swelling in the cheek region, this is natural and will disappear in a few days’ time. Do remember to go for follow up check-ups and check with your dentist about any concerns you might have.
If you develop a fever after the procedure, check back with your dentist immediately. If there is an infection it will need to be addressed promptly. The swelling should subside within one or two days, if that doesn’t happen you need to get it examined again. Also if you feel there is some fluid or puss oozing from the wound – that also needs to be addressed as soon as possible.