Doctor Q&A for Dr. Ronald Achong

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw muscle soreness: having your mouth open for an extending period for dental work can cause the jaw muscles to become sore. You and your dentist may want to consider a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
You will be fine: The numbing sensation of the lips probably is due to the pen compressing your lip. The numbing sensation should resolve later today. Good luck.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See an oral surgeon: Have an oral surgeon evaluate the lump on your tongue. It is challenging to provide a diagnosis without a thorough examination and a photograph of t ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Consider waiting: If you had your wisdom teeth out today, you may consider not using the syringe for a few days. Irrigating the sockets may dislodge the blood clots ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4 years: 4 years
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: Every patient is different as patients have various thresholds of pain tolerance. Usually the procedure is painless and there may be some discomfort ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: The paresthesia of the lip can last from days to months. If the complete sensation of the lip has not returned after 6 months, usually a consultatio ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DEPENDS: It can vary from days to weeks. It depends on how severe the infection is, if there are any medical issues present, is the proper antibiotics being ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Unlikely: The negative, suction pressure from smoking is not ideal for healing. Unfortunately, gauze would not prevent the negative effects of smoking. Ther ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: A waterpik can dislodge the blood clot within the extraction socket and cause the site to bleed. Furthermore, it can delay the healing as the site w ... Read More
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