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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
50 years experience Dentistry
Folllow instructions: Follow the instructions given to you by the dentist that extracted your tooth. If you are wondering what you will do after an upcoming extraction tho ... Read More
Dr. David Mcnay
25 years experience Dentistry
Website: Here is a website from a dentist with some detailed instructions in pdf format. The brochure is supplied by patterson dental suppliers. http://www.r ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
This varies...: I would ask your dentist the same thing since he/she knows the particulars of your situation. Your care can be anywhere from not having to change muc ... Read More

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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Postoperative pain: Postoperative pain can certainly cause the teeth and gum tissue to hurt, but you may have an infection. See the dentist who did the oral surgery for a ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience Dentistry
Post op pain: If is normal to experience some pain in the gum tissue around the extraction site. Your dentist or oral surgeon may have reflected some gum tissue aro ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marina Adams
8 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: You probably have TMJ syndrome and sometimes it gets triggered by opening you mouth wide for sometime during extractions.
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: Prolonged tetanic spasms of the jaw muscles following extraction is known as trismus and is caused by inflamation and edema in the muscles of masticat ... Read More
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Dr. Samuel Horowitz
27 years experience Dentistry
Possible, not normal: When elevating a tooth out of its socket, the surgeon will place intense pressure on the jaw which can sometimes lead to post-operative jaw muscle ach ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Might: Might upset your stomach, but will do no real harm.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Surgical bleeding: It won't harm you at all but makes some patients feel nauseous.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but: Pretty rare. Symptoms of dry socket are pain that is not relieved with oral pain meds or wakes you up at night, pain radiating to the ear and a bad t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience Pain Management
Acetominaphen: Tylenol (acetaminophen) as long is you can take it is a good supplementary medication. If that doesn't work consult your dentist.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alison Stuebe
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes...: A couple of doses of Percocet to control pain after a surgical procedure should not be a problem. Feel better soon!
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: It depends on how difficult the removal was. If it was impacted then discomfort may linger for awhile since surgery was required to remove it.

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