Important COVID-19 UpdateMore Info

Dear Valued Aardent Dental Centre Patient, It seems that all we hear and talk about these days is COVID-19(Coronavirus). Nevertheless, we want to reassure you that we are taking extra measures in addition to our usual stringent hygiene practices. The health of our patients, staff and anyone who enters the building is of paramount importance to us. We are taking a multitude of precautions as recommended by the appropriate health authorities (and some of our own). These include,

  • Spacing of waiting room chairs by a minimum of 1.5meters.
  • Removal of magazines, newspapers and children’s toys from the waiting room.
  • Offering patients to wait in their cars if they prefer.
  • Insisting that all people who enter the building use hand sanitiser (provided).
  • Asking all people to practice high levels of cough/sneezing hygiene.
  • Requesting that anyone with a temperature/flu like symptoms contact us and postpone their dental appointment.
  • Regularly sanitising building surfaces like doorknobs etc.
  • Requiring patients for some procedures to rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution (known to kill coronavirus in the mouth).
  • Availability of non-contact body temperature devices for patient screening if the situation escalates.

Please rest assured that we are open for business and able to continue our excellent level of treatment for you.

As you will be aware the situation is ever changing as will be our response. We will endeavour to keep you informed along the way.

Kindest regards,

Richard Williams

and the

Aardent Dental Centre Team

For many people, oral surgery usually occurs in their dentist’s centre. Depending on the pain relief your oral surgeon used for your surgery, you might even drive yourself home following your procedure.

While oral surgery doesn’t require an overnight stay, you must stick to the post-surgery care plan provided by your dentist. Following your oral surgeon’s post-surgery instructions is essential to ensure proper healing and prevent complications. 

Read on to learn more about how to care for your teeth and recover well from wisdom tooth extraction.

Follow your post-oral surgery instructions

Sticking to your recovery plan will produce the best outcome, as with any surgery. Ensure you follow everything to a ‘t.’

Rest: your body needs time to recover

If you can, arrange to have the day off work so when you arrive home you can lie down. Prop your head up with pillows to promote proper blood flow to your head, reduce swelling of your mouth and face, and avoid excessive bleeding post oral surgery.

Grab an ice pack

Applying an ice pack to your face throughout the day can reduce swelling. Most oral surgeons recommend you alternate 15 minutes on with 15 minutes off.

Take your medication

Most medication is to prevent pain before you notice it, so stick to the schedule set by your dentist.

Eat soft foods

Once your gums are no longer bleeding, you can try to eat some soft foods. We recommend consuming only liquids or soft foods (soups, yoghurts, mashed potatoes, etc.) for the first day or two after oral surgery. 

Keep your mouth clean

After the first 24 hours, you can start rinsing your mouth (four times a day) with warm salt water to remove any food debris.

Things to avoid after dental surgery

  • Exercising: you need to rest and recover and avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for the first few days after oral surgery.
  • Hot foods or drinks: having hot food or drink while your mouth is still numb from surgery can lead to burns. Stick to lukewarm or chilled food and drinks until all feeling is back.
  • Don’t brush or floss: avoid brushing and flossing the surgical area until your dentist tells you to do so.
  • Smoking: if you’re a smoker, it’s best to wait at least 24 hours after surgery before lighting up.
  • Alcohol: while it can be tempting to want to relax with an alcoholic beverage after surgery, avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours. Alcohol can interfere with the healing process and affect your medication’s potency.

Why choose Aardent Dental Centre?

Wisdom teeth extraction can be a daunting process. Aardent Dental Centre has been providing carefully tailored dental solutions to Perth families in Victoria Park, South Perth, and surrounding areas for over 30 years. 

Contact us today, and our friendly team will be more than happy to discuss your needs. Choose Aardent for wisdom teeth extractions in Perth