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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Call your dentist: Call your dentist and let him\her know what's happening. He\she may want to see you again, but will certainly be able to help you resolve this issue.
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket?: If the pain intensifies days after the extraction you may have this complication going. As suggested, go back to the dentist for evaluation and possib ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gilardetti
28 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Dip a q-tip cotton swab in hydrogen peroxide and dab the suture with it a few times.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
See surgeon: If stitches feel like they are drawing you may have some swelling. Ask the oralsurgeon to check your sutures and your healing process.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience Dentistry
As long as it helps: But after 8 days of solid healing, i would say you're close to being done.
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Post op instructions: You should follow the post-op written and\or oral instructions given to you by the dentist who removed your tooth. If you were my patient i would tel ... Read More
Dr. Anibal Lopez
12 years experience Dentistry
Rinse for 2-3 days: Continues warm salt water rinses 3 times a day for 2-3 additional days after the stitches come out. This will allow the extraction site to stay withou ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elisabeth Goodall
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
No more than 8/day!: The dosage for ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is 1-2 tabs every 4-6 hours as needed. Do not use more than 8 tabs/day! also, it's very important ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
1 week: Also depends on the extent of surgery. It could be as short as 3-4 days or up to 10-14 days.
A member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably not: Probably not. But check with dentist who placed stitch.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: Will smooth out over time, perhaps as long as a year. If you are concerned ask your Oral Surgical Specialist to take a look.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
Likely yes: Just ask your doctor. If you're not on medication and if the gingiva has healed, then alcohol should not affect the extraction sites.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cristian Pavel
6 years experience Dentistry
Go see dentist: If you're not In pain it's most likely food that's trapped and rotting under your gums. Go see your dentist to have them take a closer look and potent ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Discuss: Discuss concerns with dentists who can actually examine and treat you. An internet diagnosis is not possible and we would need substantially more info ... Read More
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