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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Zeines
50 years experience Dentistry
Usually a few days: This may take longer since you had a dry socket which means that you lost the original blood clot that was filling the area where the tooth was remov ... Read More
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Dr. Majid Jamali
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Swelling : The swelling should have gone down by now. Make sure you keep seeing your surgeon and watch out for an infection.
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Dr. Marguerite Myers
44 years experience Dentistry
2 weeks post- op: It usually takes 2 weeks post op to have your swelling totally resolve. This is dependent on the extent of the surgery, your medical condition, tooth ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is normal: You may experience sore throat, headache and earache temporarily for 2-3 days as a result of your wisdom teeth surgery. Again, a sore throat and pain ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Face rash: Check with your physician. Sounds like an allergic reaction to the z-pack. If so your physician can prescribe meds to combat the reaction.
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Dr. Steven Corben
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Allergic Reaction?: You may be having an allergic reaction to the antibiotic or perhaps an infection has started? Either way, you should see your dentist as soon as possi ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Acne? Not allergy to azithromycin.
A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The dentist typically will apply a packing material. If you are careful and avoid water in the mouth, it should be fine. Monitor for signs of infectio ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Like any extraction: Removal of baby tooth involved trauma to the tissues like an adult tooth. The healing process is similar. Avoid hot/spicy foods and foods that are t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
extraction: It would be a good idea to wait a day and make sure you feel well enough to play at your usual level. Your body needs to heal.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Do you want pain?: Spicy foods irritate healing tissue and keep them from properly heal. Don't interfere with the healing process.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
28 years experience Dentistry
Soft food: You should stick to soft diet to avoid traumatizing the area.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is normal: Your blood pocket (bubble ) is normal, please leave it be. Disturbance of this clot can lead to increased bleeding or the loss of the blood clot and d ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
8 years experience Dentistry
NO: An extraction is a would in the mouth. Would you cut your hand and put salt in the wound? No same thing. Nothing too spicy, too hot, too grainy.

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