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how long after my wisdom teeth extraction before can i brush my teeth with toothpaste again

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Next day: 1) use a soft manual toothbrush. 2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together. 3) move the brush in circles. 4) do all teeth this w ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Bruised: Everything should continue to heal in time. Avoid spicy, acidic foods and in this case toothpaste (if necessary) until your tongue feels better. If ne ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
24-48 hours: At least 24-48 hours after the wisdom teeth extraction, you should avoid very hot or cold drinks,including sodas and solid foods. Take care.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Until it heals: Every extraction is different as is how a patient heals. Follow your dentist's post op instructions.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
A couple weeks: Two to three weeks should be enough time to heal the surgical wounds sufficiently. If your dentist uses a rubber dam, there is little risk of decayed ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: Ask your surgeon – the actually surgery time (after the preoperative procedures) could be anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple of hours.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Complexity of removal and degree of infection or impaction influence healing, but most patients are functional within a week while healing continues. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: Recovery from wisdom teeth surgery varies from patient to patient. Your perception and response to pain/soreness, the level of difficulty encountered ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
It varies, call DDS: The dentist who removed your wisdom is responsible for supplying you with oral and\or written instructions and your aftercare. You should call and ask ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Reinitz
38 years experience Prosthodontics
7-10 days: However, if you are experiencing throbbing pain you may have a dry socket. Contact your dentist if the pain is keeping you up at night.

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