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bruising after wisdom teeth removal

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Poczatek
17 years experience Dentistry
Ice: Placing an ice pack on the outside of the face will usually help. Place it on the area for 15-20 minutes and then the other side, that way it is not ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ice and Rest: Icepacks applied to the face immediately following surgery will help reduce the swelling. On the days following surgery, moist heat packs applied to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It can be: Bruising of the facial tissues and tightness of the jaws can be a common finding following the removal of impacted wisdom teeth. The degree of bruisi ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Could be: Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure. The more complex the surgery, the more post-operative complications possible. Return to your oral surg ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
WNL: Its within normal limits. Not all wisdom tooth surgeries are the same, and yours may be taking a bit longer to heal.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Post op instructions: Your oral surgeon will give you a list of dos and don'ts for you to follow.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A good "rule" to : Follow for the first week - anything that you can very easily separate with a fork only, you can eat. This opens the door to a variety of breakfast, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Follow instructions: Follow the oral and\or written instructions given to you following the procedure. Anything soft. Pasta, cooked vegetables, fish, chicken, puddings, nu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Call the dentist: Who removed your teeth for advice as to how best to handle the pain.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Some do's to help: Start taking pain meds immediately afterwards.Do not wait until pain sets in! take it easy for the rest of the day.No exercises for 12-24 hrs, no heav ... Read More

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