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A 36-year-old member asked:

wisdom teeth removal and drinking. how long must you wait?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Till clot forms: No liquids until a clot forms-liquids can prevent and dissolve a clot.-alcohol not recommended use a straw if need to drink a liquid.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
48 hours or more: No alcohol for 48 hours, as it could delay the healing process. If you are taken antibiotics or analgesics to decrease the risk of infection and reduce pain, avoid alcohol intake. Rec.: consult with your surgeon for more information.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Ask oral surgeon: Generally sedation, and surgical removal. Can be done individually, one side, or all at once. Each can have its own advantages and disadvantages. Talk to your oral surgeon about it.
A 18-year-old member asked:

How do doctors intubate you with wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology 33 years experience
Standard procedure: Most wisdom tooth extractions are done without intubating patient. Situations that may require a patient being intubated include someone who is severely prone to aspiration(reflux), developmentally delayed, complicated impacted teeth. Occasionally, an oral surgeon may ask the anesthesiologist to intubate to facilitate better surgical exposure.
A 18-year-old member asked:

How does the anesthesiologist keep you asleep during wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwell answered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Wisdom Teeth: Typically during removal of your wisdom teeth, the doctors use what is called IV sedation. They have continuously infuse a sedative into your veins that will induce sleep far enough for a minor surgery, yet not so deep a sleep that you are exposed to any significant risks. Your doctor & dentist will customize the medications based on your health history & conditions.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if you are recovering correctly after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No pain: Most people have pain for 2-3 days and be uncomfortable or aware for up to a week. You had 4 big teeth yanked out of your head and they leave big holes that have to fill in from the bottom up.Hopefully you got instructions on what symptoms to call about. Homeopathic arnica and hypericum can help a lot. Persistent pain or a nagging feeling that something isn't right merit a call to your doc.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How long is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 37 years experience
3-7 days: Some recover within 2 days, but one week is a more realistic expectation.

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