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    17 Ways To Make Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Out So Much Better

    Ice cream? Netflix? Relaxing? Getting your wisdom teeth out isn't that bad!

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    1. Prevent face swelling and bruising with reusable gel ice packs.

    They come in a pack of five, so you can re-freeze 'em often. Plus, they have a cloth backing that's sure to be extra gentle on puffed-up cheeks

    Promising Review: "Bought these after wisdom teeth removal, and let me tell you, these were a GODSEND! They were comfortable, flexible, and sat comfortably under my jaw and chin. I liked that one side has a cloth covering." β€”Shelby

    Get them from Amazon for $13.75.

    2. And keep those ice packs in place thanks to this jaw wrap.

    It comes with four gel ice packs that easily fit inside the wrap's pockets. Also, it doesn't hurt to have additional ice packs... because you'll be icing a lot.

    Promising Review: "I purchased this for my son because he had four wisdom teeth pulled. This worked perfectly! He used this for two days and as a result, he had no swelling!" β€”moog718

    Get it from Amazon for $16.10.

    3. Smoothies, milkshakes, and just about any blended beverage you can think of will be your savior post-wisdom teeth extraction. Make yummy, easy-to-drink treats with a sport-bottle blender.

    This sport-bottle blender makes it easy to drink your frozen snack without having to wash an additional glass. Woohoo for ~less~ work.

    Promising Review: "Sturdy build and design. I use it daily for a morning protein smoothie with frozen fruit and crushed ice β€” it handles the load with no problem. I like the automatic design that turns the unit on when the bottle is inserted β€” no switches." β€”BrianJ

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in six colors).

    4. And when you're feeling up for a treat that's not solely in liquid form, stir up some of your own ice cream, froyo, or sorbet with an automatic ice cream maker.

    Promising Review: "Great machine, especially for the price! So easy to use and clean. First batch of homemade vanilla turned out well! I can't wait to make more flavors." β€”Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    5. Prop up your laptop on this neat lap desk β€” perfect for catching up on work or watching Netflix.

    Promising Review: "This lap desk is fantastic. It's bigger than most of the others, yet super comfortable, and easy to carry around with the open handle. I use this for my laptop, but also for coloring and other small projects. It even works well as a meal tray in the living room." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.24+ (available in six colors).

    6. Lie back and relax with this super cute and comfy boo pillow.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89.

    7. Or opt for this gel pillowβ€”it's basically like resting your head on a cloud.

    Promising Review: "The comfiest pillow I've ever slept on. I don't want to leave my bed in the morning. It doesn't leave my neck hurting in the morning like other pillows do." β€”Callie Noble

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    8. Plan out some soft-food treats before the surgery and store them in these handy meal prep containers.

    Comes in a pack of 20 dishwasher-safe containers. For ideas of meals that redefine what you can eat post-op, click here.

    Promising Review: "I really love these! My meals are well-portioned and the containers are good quality." β€”Elizabeth S.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    9. If you're not really a DIY-kinda person, stock up on snacks like chocolate/vanilla pudding that are super easy to eat when your mouth is swollen.

    Promising Review: "Usually buy these in the supermarket in six packs. This was a better price for the same product in a better size, and shipped free! What's not to like?" β€”jspassnthru

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $2.78.

    10. Whip up some mashed potatoes for a life-saving post-op meal.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.28.

    11. And when you feel ready to eat something with a little more consistency, cook up some delish pastina.

    Stir up some in a bowl of soup or eat it with butter and parmesan cheese for a yummy meal.

    Promising Review: "Enjoying it now as much as I did when I was a kid! Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!" β€”Iann900

    Get it from Walmart for $1.38.

    Check out 24 other foods you may be able to handle eating here: 24 Foods You Can Eat After Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Out.

    12. Recovering from surgery is going to include a lot of TV time β€” trust me. So, watch what you want, when you want it, with the Alexa voice remote.

    Compatible with subscription services like Netflix and Hulu, YouTube, apps, and more.

    Promising Review: "I was wondering why I waited so long to buy a Fire Stick once I had one! Really happy with the ease of control, smooth playback, and picture quality." β€”MATT H.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    13. Stay warm when you wake up from surgery by having a fleece hoodie on hand. After all, anesthesia does decrease body temp.

    Promising Review: "Very stylish. Comfortable lining. Actual color is the same as in the pic." β€”Kevin

    Get it from Amazon for $16.20+ (available in 42 colors, sizes 2XS-2XL).

    14. Make eating an easier task with baby utensils.

    Yep, little forks and spoons are a thousand times easier to fit into your mouth the first few days than regular silverware. No shame!

    Promising Review: "These are so cute. I like the price for a multi-pack, and I like the design. They are exactly as described in the picture and details." β€”Paula A. Charls

    Get them from Amazon: $3.99 for a pack of eight, $11.99 for a pack of 16.

    15. Ensure all of your gadgets stay fully charged without having to get up off the couch thanks to a six-foot extension cord.

    Comes with two outlets and two USB ports.

    Promising Review: "This is a really cool product that solves the problem of a poorly located outlet, or one that isn't reachable due to furniture." β€”mygirlmom

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    16. Time to get comfy! Wrap up in this cozy faux-fur throw blanket.

    Promising Review: "This blanket is so soft that I'll be switching from red to white wine, so if I spill on it, I won't ruin my new favorite thing to cuddle with." β€”Kt

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in nine colors, sizes 50"x65" and 60"x70").

    17. Finally, mark this important life milestone and reward your bravery with a tooth/birthstone bracelet.

    Get it from GustavsDachshundShop on Etsy for $17.

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