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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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Is it safe for me to fly 5 days after my tooth extraction?

Is it safe for me to fly 5 days after my tooth extraction?

Possibly: I would call your dentist and ask to get a definitive answer. Really depends on your health, current medications, and extent of surgery. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have mild stinging pain 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it normal to have mild stinging pain 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction?

Evaluation: Pain should be investigated. By day 5 healing should result in gradually diminishing soreness. Please see the Dentist or Oral Surgeon who treated you to evaluate. ...Read more

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Swollen gums and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction, should I be worried or wait a few more days to see if pain lessens?

Swollen gums and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction, should I be worried or wait a few more days to see if pain lessens?

Better or worse?: Typically after surgery, the surgical pain lasts a few days then it progressively gets better. The trend is to have less and less discomfort from decreasing pain and swelling ; be able to open and use jaw for chewing more. If the swelling/pain is getting worse, it is advisable to see your doctor. If there is discharge, abscess, or redness occurring, you should have it evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your check/ jaw to still be swollen 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction? I am on pen vk 500

Yes: Depending on the level of difficulty in removing the teeth, the swelling may take awhile to go down. Be sure to follow the surgeons instructions. If you have any concerns, you need to contact their office. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! why am i still bleeding 5 days after my wisdom tooth extraction?

I really need some answers! why am i still bleeding 5 days after my wisdom tooth extraction?

See dentist: I recommend you go back to the dentist who extracted the tooth and have the extraction site examined. The gingiva (gums) are in an active healing stage at this point and can be readily disturbed and easily bleed just by eating some hard, crusty type foods and even by brushing your teeth and gums. ...Read more

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I'm flying 2 days from now so that will be 5 days in total after my tooth extraction. is this safe for me to take a plane?

I'm flying 2 days from now so that will be 5 days in total after my tooth extraction. is this safe for me to take a plane?

Usually Ok but.....: Flying can be problematic in some instances where the maxillary sinus has been exposed during a dental extraction. This is usually not the case for most extractions so flying is usually ok but you should certainly check with your dentist about your individual situation. ...Read more

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Can i drink coffee five hours after a tooth extraction and with new partial dentures?

Can i drink coffee five hours after a tooth extraction and with new partial dentures?

Be careful: After a tooth extraction be careful eating and drinking liquids. The extraction site needs to heal properly and be left undisturbed and as clear of debris. Consult your dentist to determine what is allowable under your situation. ...Read more

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I am still in pain 4 days after tooth extraction, is this normal?

I am still in pain 4 days after tooth extraction, is this normal?

Call the dentist: Who extracted the tooth. He\she will ask you some questions and decide whether or not you need to be seen back in the office right away or wait until your follow-up visit to check healing. ...Read more

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What to do about liver clot 3 days after tooth extraction?

What to do about liver clot 3 days after tooth extraction?

"Liver clot": also called "currant jelly clot" are red, jellylike clot that is rich in hemoglobin from erythrocytes within the clot. This is a rare periodontal post-extraction complication. The periodontal pack usually used as an aid in stopping the bleeding and protecting the socket. See your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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