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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.

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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." —Shelby

Get them from Amazon for $13.75.

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

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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!" —moog718

Get it from Amazon for $16.10.

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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.

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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 — it handles the load with no problem. I like the automatic design that turns the unit on when the bottle is inserted — no switches." —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.

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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." —Danielle

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

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

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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." —Amazon Customer

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

7. Or opt for this gel pillow—it's basically like resting your head on a cloud.

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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." —Callie Noble

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

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

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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." —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.

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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?" —jspassnthru

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $2.78.

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

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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!" —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 — trust me. So, watch what you want, when you want it, with the Alexa voice remote.

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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." —MATT H.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

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

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

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

14. Make eating an easier task with baby utensils.

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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." —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.

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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." —mygirlmom

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

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

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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." —Kt

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

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