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thick mucus after wisdom teeth removed

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Possible Infection: Possible sinus communication. You should really see your oral surgeon for a post operative exam. You may need further treatment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Foul: May be infection. Return to the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon for post-surgical evaluation.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Ridge: Not sure what you mean by too thick. Bone will fill the socket. I would see my ENT as this does not sound like a problem related to the extraction or ... Read More
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
In some cases: The tuberosity which is the end bone of the upper jaw, sometimes grow and take the place of an extracted wisdom tooth, that might cause discomfort and ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, bleeding, swelling and infection following surgery is usually a ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Not normal: What you are describing is not normal. "A large amount of blood" can mean different things to different individuals and needs to be evaluated by the d ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Cooper
49 years experience Dentistry
Lost clot: sounds like you lost the clot and may be developing a dry socket.see an oral surgeon
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No restrictions: There are no dietary restrictions other than not sucking through a straw or smoking, so as not to disturb the clot.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not a problem: The healing takes place from the inside out. The gum will heal after the inside allows it to do so – this usually takes 1-2 months. This is not a pr ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
33 years experience Dentistry
Hopefully forever: At least 24 hours. If you can go longer that would be better to promote healing. Smoking compromises your immune system. It is like your body is const ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
41 years experience Dentistry
Premedication: Premedication starting a day before wisdom teeth extractions with a mild steroid (decadron) and an anti-inflammatory (motrin) will do wonders at keepi ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes this is possible: depending on how impacted the tooth was the surgery may have been very involved and it may in fact take up to 6 months to fully heal..you should follo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Having your wisdom teeth missing does not stop you from telling secrets.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
41 years experience Dentistry
A couple of days: Typically a few days of recuperation is needed. With premedication of anti inflammatory and anti swelling drugs, this can be limited to a day.
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