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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience Dentistry
Swelling after exts: The swelling may be a result of a periosteal abscess--return to your oral surgeon for a post op evaluation.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: 1st concern is dry socket. Your Oral Surgeon is responsible for your post-surgical care. Return for reevaluation and appropriate treatment.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dry socket: Dry socket. See DDS for packing of socket and pain relief.
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Dr. Kirk Yen answered
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Amount of surgery: Different types of eruption, impaction, presence of infection, & bone density can affect the type and amount of surgery necessary for removal of t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
36 years experience Prosthodontics
This is common: Following the removal of wisdom teeth there is some swelling. This is the body's response to the extraction and its mobilization of the necessary repa ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: You can cautiously eat what you like but be careful to keep th hot liquid away from the extraction site.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Slow down: Give area a week to 10 days to heal. Nothing too hot, too cold or too spicy. Be gentle. Clean area well.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Depends.: Normally, within a week the swelling should be significantly reduced. Try to keep the are clean. Use the curve syringe to flush out the food after e ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
12 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom teeth post op: Initially ice packs. Two bags filled with ice, or ice packs should be applied to the sides of the face. The ice packs should be left on continuously w ... Read More
A 41-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 39-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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