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A 32-year-old member asked:

can you tell me about post wisdom tooth exraction help?

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Dr. H. sam Tadros
Prosthodontics 29 years experience
Swelling , bruising: Swelling , bruising , slight bleeding your doctor my give you different meds to help decrease swelling and pain.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Oral surgeon: If you already have had your wisdom teeth out, you should have been given written postop instructions. If you have not had surgery yet, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Post op instructions: http://www.scrippsoralsurgery.com/surgical-instructions/wisdom-tooth-removal.asp

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How can I make dental work easier on myself?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Brush and floss: Brush twice a day and floss at least once. Eating crunchy foods stimulates the jaw bones and teeth to harden. Floss daily to remove tartar and bits of food from between teeth. Use a water pick, a device that shoots small jets of water at the base of and between the teeth, one or two times a week to further loosen plaque. And get dental cleanings every six months.
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Can dental work cause tn?

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Maybe: Tn is due to inflammation of the fifth cranial nerve. Dental work could cause it but more likely than not it simply inflamed the condition which you already had before the dentist performed the work.
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Is it safe to be sedated before dental work?

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