Having your wisdom teeth taken out can be a bit intimidating, but it's essential to understand what to anticipate afterwards. To keep the lips hydrated, use an ointment such as petroleum jelly. It's normal to experience sore throats and pain when swallowing. The jaw muscles may be stiff (trismus) for a few days after the surgery, making it difficult to open the mouth.
It's typical to have difficulty opening your mouth for a few days after your wisdom teeth have been removed. Nevertheless, if the difficulty persists for more than a few days, there could be an issue. If wisdom teeth are extracted at an early age, root formation is minimal and this complication is highly unlikely. Extracting these teeth between the ages of 12 and 18 usually results in shorter roots so that the nerve is not as close to the roots of these teeth.
The upper wisdom teeth are located near the sinuses and removing them can cause an opening between the mouth and the sinus. It's important to be aware of any signs of infection after having your wisdom teeth removed. These include swelling, redness, pain, and fever. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your dentist or oral surgeon right away.