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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Micoderm Abrasion: After the wisdom teeth surgical sites heal, then most procedures are safe. Just make sure you update your medical history at your doctors office.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Depends on healing: While i don't condone smoking any thing at any time as it is bad for your overall health... To answer your question. It depends on how fast you heal. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
In moderation: As alcohol can promote bleeding, you don't want to wash out the clot where tooth was removed.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Clindamycin is a very effective antibiotic at killing healthy gut bacteria. Try adding probiotics or yogurt to your diet and if that doesn't help you ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes: After the removal of your tooth your salivary glands become more active as part of the bodies healing process. There will be a combination of saliv ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See your surgeon: Only your surgeon knows exactly what was done and can advise you on why you might have sensitive teeth.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but........: There are much better and healthier options not only after having wisdom teeth removed but always.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience Dentistry
Swelling: If you are seeing improvement every day and pain has reduced give it more time. If swelling is not getting better every day you should call the oral s ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, you can: After a week your fine to drink in moderation.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: After any surgery bleeding is very possible. I know when I do extractions of any teeth, including wisdom teeth, bleeding and swelling is very common. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
A few thoughts..: There may be a residual root, a sharp edge of bone, a small infection, or it may be due to something completely unrelated. It is for that reason that ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth: Call the oral surgeon or extracting dentist ASAP about your pain. You may have a dry socket. The extracting dentist can help you.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Why not: If no bleeding is present or pain and healing is good have one on me.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Residual?: Have you been seen by a dentist? Wisdom teeth are frequently oddly shaped and may be fractured to begin with. I would check to see if you do not have ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
20 years experience Dentistry
Go back for look: The safest thing is to go back to surgeon for a quick post op check. Most do not mind a look as it is likely nothing. If there were any post op pro ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post op evaluation: You need to return to the dentist who removed your wisdom tooth to evaluate exactly what is causing you the pain. It may or may not be related to the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
1 week: Also depends on the extent of surgery. It could be as short as 3-4 days or up to 10-14 days.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Several!: If all four wisdom teeth were removed at the same time, there can be quite a lot of swelling. Don't expect the face to look completely normal within t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Wolfson
35 years experience Dentistry
Soft diet: Mostly common sence, soft diet not to hot or spicy. Soup, eggs, fish etc...Also dont drink through a straw, it may dislodge the blood clot forming in ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Chewing tobacco is unsafe no matter when you start.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Highly unlikely: But if the surgical area is symptomatic, call the Dentist or Dental Specialist way did the extraction. They may want to see you for reevaluation, or ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Soft Foods: It's ok to eat soft foods and to pamper that extraction site. Take it easy and allow the site to heal.

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