Being Wise About Post Wisdom Teeth Removal

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The kids are all back to school and homework, quizzes and after school activities are in full swing. It’s a busy time of year for families. If you have an older teen in your home, it may also be time for his or her wisdom teeth to come out. The average age for this procedure is between the ages of 17 and 25, but it can vary for many reasons.

With school being back in session, it’s hard to find a good time for your teen to take off school for an oral surgery. Missing assignments and making up work is hard on a teen these days with all of the demands that schools have. For this reason, it’s important to be wise about caring for your teen after the surgery is over. Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is passionate about making your teen’s wisdom teeth removal as smooth as possible, so we’d like to give you a few tips on how to be wise about post wisdom teeth removal.

Post Wisdom Teeth Removal Tips

  • Be sure your teen does not vigorously brush or rinse his or her teeth on the first day. The day after the surgery brushing may commence carefully. A clean mouth is imperative to avoid infection.
  • After the first day, begin rinsing the mouth with a prescribed rinse or with warm salt water 2-3 times a day for the next 5 days.
  • Follow prescribed medication instructions carefully.
  • Eat soft nourishing foods for the first few days. On the first day eat bland liquids or pureed soft foods. Avoid hard foods such as nuts or other foods that can get lodged in the socket area. Proper nourishment aids in the healing process.

Contact Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today to book your child’s wisdom teeth removal surgery today.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481

FAX: (843) 577-4653


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Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.


538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
Fax (843) 577-4653

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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