Removing your wisdom teeth is painful and it can be hard to fall asleep afterwards. In this article we will be going over 6 ways to help make it more comfortable so you can heal up.

  1. Elevate your head

Keeping your head up reduces swelling and eases the pain. You can use a few extra pillows to raise your head which will reduce pressure on your jaw.

  1. Apply Ice

Putting ice in the area where your wisdom teeth got removed will reduce swelling and numb your pain. Do this before you go to bed.

  1. Take pain medication

Most likely your dentist will prescribe pain medication to help with the discomfort. If not, use something over the counter like ibuprofen. 

  1. Don’t sleep on your side

If you’re a side sleeper you’re going to want to temporarily change that. Sleeping on your side puts additional pressure on your jaw making it more uncomfortable than what it already is. We recommend sleeping on your back instead.

  1. Use a humidifier

If you’re having a dry mouth, which can sometimes happen when you remove your wisdom teeth you might want a humidifier. 

  1. Follow dentists orders

The dentist knows what’s best! Ask them for tips and follow any instructions that they give you.

If you follow these tips it will make it much easier to sleep after you lose your wisdom teeth. It can take a while for everything to fully heal so be patient with the process.

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