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One Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Yes: You can do that if you don't have a major bleeding going on. ...Read more
Brush all your teeth: I advise my patients to brush all of their teeth like they normally do, or are supposed to following surgery. They are advised to avoid brushing over the surgical sites the day of surgery, begin brushing lightly over the surgical sites the next day (after 24 hours) and then brush as usual on the second postoperative day (after 48 hours). They are also advised to avoid spitting the first 24 hrs. ...Read more
Is there any reason why the health care agents will inject any liquid into the incisive foramen for #1 wisdom tooth extraction?
Ask the practioner: Local anesthesia may be injected into the incisive foramen to numb the upper front teeth and palate in that area, along with infiltration on the facial aspect. Personally, I see no reason why someone would do that for the removal of a wisdom tooth. If that was done, and you want to know why, I suggest that you ask the dentist. ...Read more
Can I get just local anesthesia for my one upper wisdom tooth extraction? It's horizontal, impacted, but I absolutely do not want to be put to sleep.
Something's wrong: Something's wrong but I cannot know what without examining you in person. You will have to return to the dentist who extracted your tooth to evaluate what the problem is. It may well be something unrelated to the extraction. Only a one on one clinical exam and x-rays can determine that. ...Read more
Is pain one month after impacted wisdom tooth extraction? Oral surgeon said it might be tmj but said there is nothing they can do for that
Post-ext pain: If your Oral Surgeon feels your post-Rx pain is joint related, treatment IS available. Ask your Dentist for guidance. ...Read more
I have a lightly painful lump in my cheek after one week from wisdom tooth extraction. Had significant swelling and external bruising. Tooth was high and in bone. No signs of infection. Healing well overall. Size has been consistent whole week.?
Questions: Not unusual. May take months to resolve. To be sure, make an appointment with the Surgeon who removed the tooth for a post-surgical examination. Take along a written list of all your questions. That way the Surgeon can address all your concerns. ...Read more
Quite Common: Sockets from wisdom teeth extractions heal from the inside out so it is quite common for there to be a 'hole' one week post extraction. Often times the lower wisdom teeth sockets have to be washed out to remove any debris about a week after the extraction. If the area is hurting or swollen I would recommend contacting your dentist and ask if a post-op check is indicated. ...Read more
A few of the many important things to know following wisdom teeth extraction are:
1. Smoking can inhibit the healing and lead to 'dry socket'
2. There is often increasing swelling of the surgical area for 3 days
3. It is best not to rinse much for the first 24 hours. ...Read more
Call oral surgeon: After two weeks, the area should pretty much be healed. Something seems amiss. Let the surgeon evaluate the soft tissue. ...Read more
About how much would it cost w/out insurance for a single wisdom tooth extraction? I only have one, slightly impacted, and hasn't come out of gum.
How long after wisdom tooth extraction am I at risk for dry socket? I had all 4 pulled, at least 2 were impacted, and one was near the sinus.???
Typically, symptoms for a dry socket develop 2 to 4 days after a tooth extraction.: Dry socket is more common in people with diabetes, smokers and women who take birth Control pills. The pain typically starts about 2 days after the tooth was pulled. Over time it becomes more severe and can radiate to your ear. Pain is associated with malodor and bad taste.Your dentist will clean the tooth socket, removing any debris from the hole, and then fill the socket with a medicated dressing. ...Read more
What type of dentist is best suited for wisdom tooth extraction? I have one upper right, horizontally impacted (i don't want to be put to sleep).
Wisdom teeth: An oral surgeon or an experienced dentist can help. The method of anesthesia that is chosen depends upon various factors. Some patients elect to have the wisdom tooth removed by local anesthetic, but nitrous oxide sedation and intravenous anesthesia are commonly administered. Your dentist will provide you with instructions for before and after the procedure. ...Read more
No!: Generally speaking we like to wait 24 hours before rinsing to allow a good blood clot to form. After that, continue to rinse, brush, and floss GENTLY for at least the next few days. Your own dentist should have provided you oral and/or written instructions. Follow those instructions and call that office if you still have questions. ...Read more
What is the cause of an asymmetrical smile after wisdom tooth extraction? Like muscle on one side of face are weak. Procedure done 2 months ago.
After 6 days one of my disssovable stitches fel out of my wisdom tooth extraction. Now every time I swallow I feel a flap of gum move. Should I worry?
Go back to surgeon: Stiches can come out anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, especially if they are dissolvable. I would not worry too much, but you should go back to your surgeon to make sure he is comfortable with the way the surgical site is healing. ...Read more
Painless: Having a wisdom tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck. ...Read more
Wisdom Teeth: Everyone has a different experience, and it's difficult to generalize. Pain is also very subjective and variable from person to person. I encourage you to have a thorough discussion with your oral and maxillofacial surgeon who will alleviate any anxiety about the procedure you may have. The majority of patients get through the procedure just fine. Stay positive. ...Read more
It's not that easy:
You have no control over your tooth size, jaw size and growth of 3rd. Molars. They are the cards in life you have been delt.
If the teeth erupt and you can clean them, you may be able to keep them a lifetime. But if they are unable to come up or only come up part way, they cause big trouble, painful infections and trouble for the tooth next to them. You could loose multiple teeth. ...Read more
Usually anything: Usually there are no restrictions other than really hot foods while your mouth is numb and anything that you have to suck through a straw because using a straw could lead to loss of clot and then a dry socket. I also tell people to avoid chips, nachos, etc so they don't cut the extraction site/clot. ...Read more
Be okay how?: If you have a specific health concern regarding getting an extraction - please clarify ; re-ask question. ...Read more
Perfectly Normal: It's normal to be concerned... After all, it is a minor surgical procedure... Then again, your oral surgeon has done this thousands of times... You're not his first patient! Express your concerns to the surgeon; I'm sure after explaining the procedure again, you will be more at ease. ...Read more
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