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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: It may take several weeks for the extraction site to close up completly.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
See a TM j doctor: The most frequent reason fo RA locked jaw is due to dislocation of the disc in the tm joint. An acute closed lock can be manipulated releasing the traped disc and restoring normal opening.You should see a tm joint specialist in your area.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
No: Ringing in the ear is not related to your wisdom teeth. Most frequently it is an inner ear problem or a problem with the auditory nerve. It is best to see an ENT surgeon for diagnosis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
About 3 fingers: The average jaw opening is between 40 to 55 mm. The average person can open to the height of 3 fingers. Some people are hypermobil and they can open as much as 60 mm. Limited opening can be due to either muscle tightness or an internal derangemennt of the joint most frequently.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Abrevia cream: Try abrevia an over the counter cream for 5 days.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Most resolve in 7 da: Most resoolve in 5 to 7 days. I have had patients use hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash for canker sores. I must tell you it does not taste very good. Sores on the lips may be helped with a cream called abrevia appliied to the sore. Some patients may need an anti-viral medication such as zovirex.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Usually in 24 hour: Most patients will have some oozing of several hours after a widom tooth extraction. Remember a little blood ad alot of saliva looks like a lot of blood. Post-operative bleeding is controlled by biting on gauze for several hours after the extraction.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
An ENT surgeon: Consult your ENT surgeon asap. Mastoiditis is a potentially serious issue.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
3 to 7 days: It depends on the cause. Usually 3-7 days.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
On occasion: You may need another dressing in the socket. Rather than another dry socket you may have a slow healind area after the extraction.
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