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wisdom teeth removal infection after surgery

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Maybe your neck was in an awkward position during the surgery and you sustained a bad sprain. If not better with pain meds and heat,rest, then see the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your dentist: You should go back to the dentist who did the extractions to have it evaluated. It could be a simple matter of a piece of food getting caught in the e ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
WNL: Its within normal limits. Not all wisdom tooth surgeries are the same, and yours may be taking a bit longer to heal.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: The only way to tell for sure is to have the extraction site examined. See your dentist or oral surgeon for an examination.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
About a week: Usually the extraction site is almost covered over after one week. The socket doesn't fill in completely until about six weeks.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: It is not normal for you jaws or TMJ to pop when opening after wisdom tooth surgery. In order to remove wisdom teeth, the mouth is usually opened and ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See the doc: You need to contact the doctor who performed your surgery for evaluation to determine if a postop infection is present, and what, if any treatment or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Get an x-ray: An x-ray reveal whether your suspicion is correct.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience Dentistry
NO: You can put it back in a few days after surgery. It will take longer to close, unless you just had the piercing recently and it is not full y healed.

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