Minimise Swelling After Wisdom Tooth Removal

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in News
Minimise Swelling After Wisdom Tooth Removal

Proper oral care after wisdom teeth removal is necessary for healing. Here’s how to minimise swelling after your wisdom teeth have been removed.

Main takeaways:

– Rinse your mouth with salt water to remove food residue and kill bacteria.

– Use hot or cold compress for 20 minutes, then remove for 20 minutes; repeat.

– Gently chew on chamomile bags for 15 minutes.

– Keep your head raised to ensure proper blood flow.

Follow instructions from the dentist to prevent dental infections. Also avoid smoking and drinking alcohol until the swelling stops.

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An exceptionally skilled orthodontist who simply loves to improve the smiles of adults and children.

Dr Moira Wong (GDC no: 67960, UK) developed an ambition to specialise in the field of orthodontics during her time as a dentistry student at the London Hospital Medical College. After graduating in 1994, she gained experience in all fields of dentistry prior to specialisation. This included working as part of the Pennstar trauma team at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Wong’s career pathway began with a spell as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry at the Royal London Hospital, followed by senior house officer positions at the Bristol Dental Hospital. During this period she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated developmental problems. She also worked with adults requiring the replacement of multiple teeth.

Returning to London to take up a position as a senior house officer in oral surgery, Dr Wong gained experience in dental and facial surgery. One of her busiest nights was helping with the suturing of patients following a national rail crash.

Dr Wong was then accepted onto the specialty training programme at Guy’s Hospital, where she spent a further three years gaining her master’s degree. She continued onto a consultant training programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, gaining her Fellowship in orthodontics. Currently less than 300 UK practitioners have this level of training, with just 5 to 10 people gaining the accreditation in an average year.

Today, Dr Wong has acquired an excellent reputation for her highly sophisticated work and approachable, communicative manner. Her ambition is to be recognised as nothing less than the best orthodontist in London.