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Doctor insights on: A Week After Wisdom Teeth Removal

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I have severe pain one week after wisdom teeth removal?

I have severe pain one week after wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom tooth: Call the oral surgeon or extracting dentist ASAP about your pain. You may have a dry socket. The extracting dentist can help you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a microdermabrasion a week after wisdom teeth removal?

Is it safe to get a microdermabrasion a week after wisdom teeth removal?

Micoderm Abrasion: After the wisdom teeth surgical sites heal, then most procedures are safe. Just make sure you update your medical history at your doctors office. ...Read more

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Can people smoke pot a week after wisdom teeth removal and not do damage to the area of surgery?

Can people smoke pot a week after wisdom teeth removal and not do damage to the area of surgery?

Depends on healing: While I don't condone smoking any thing at any time as it is bad for your overall health... To answer your question. It depends on how fast you heal. If the area is completely healed then smoking pot will cause no more or less damage then it would at any other time. If the area is not completely healed then smoking anything will slow down the healing. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol a week after wisdom teeth removal?

Is it okay to drink alcohol a week after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes; not with meds: As long as your mouth has sufficiently healed, I see no problem with the moderate consumption of alcohol a week after the teeth are removed. Do not, however, drink alcohol with any narcotic pain medication the dentist (oral surgeon) has given you. ...Read more

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1 week after wisdom teeth removal here is still swelling on the bottom left side and today I felt the left 2nd molar wiggling. Is this normal?

1 week after wisdom teeth removal here is still swelling on the bottom left side and today I felt the left 2nd molar wiggling. Is this normal?

Normal?: You have had surgery. Healing takes time. If you are concerned enough to send this post, then please call your treating Dentist or Oral Surgeon for a post-surgical examination to assure that your healing is proceeding at the expected rate. Do it. It will put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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I took clindamycin for a week after wisdom teeth removal 2 weeks ago. Now I keep getting heartburn. Can the medicine be related to the heartburn?

I took clindamycin for a week after wisdom teeth removal 2 weeks ago. Now I keep getting heartburn. Can the medicine be related to the heartburn?

Possibly: Clindamycin is a very effective antibiotic at killing healthy gut bacteria. Try adding probiotics or yogurt to your diet and if that doesn't help you may want to talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat a week after wisdom teeth removal, why is it still going on?

I have a sore throat a week after wisdom teeth removal, why is it still going on?

Hard to say: It may or may not be related to the wisdom tooth removal. With difficult extractions, it may take more than a week to start feeling better. Have the dentist who removed your teeth take a look at it. ...Read more

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Please help! 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal and still pain!?

Please help! 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal and still pain!?

Not uncommon: Unfortunately most wisdom teeth surgery is accompanied by some degree of pain up to 3 weeks. For the pain management, you can take an Rx medication by your oral surgeon and alternate with NSAIDs OTC. If concerned, visit your surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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Funky taste and mild pain 2 weeks after wisdom teeth removal. Was told this would be normal. But after 2 weeks?

Funky taste and mild pain 2 weeks after wisdom teeth removal. Was told this would be normal. But after 2 weeks?

This requires: You going back to your dentist for a one on one examination. We can't do that over the internet. It may or may not be related to the extractions. Some possibilities are food in an incompletely healed and covered over socket, an infection, or merely poor oral hygiene and food collecting around adjacent teeth. Your dentist should be able to solve the mystery for you. ...Read more

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Is it okay to chew tobacco 2 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Is it okay to chew tobacco 2 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

No...: If you must chew tobacco, I would wait for 6 weeks after extraction of the wisdom teeth in general. Specifically for you, I would discuss this with the surgeon. The surgeon knows what is best given your particular situation. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain 1.5 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Call the dentist.: Call the dentist who extracted the teeth and have him/her reevaluate. There are several possible causes for a post-extraction pain. ...Read more

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Cheek randomly got swollen weeks after wisdom teeth removal, what can I do?

Cheek randomly got swollen weeks after wisdom teeth removal, what can I do?

Swelling after exts: The swelling may be a result of a periosteal abscess--return to your oral surgeon for a post op evaluation. ...Read more

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I am unable to open my mouth all the way, 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

I am unable to open my mouth all the way, 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Go back and: See your doctor. You can also consider craniosacral therapy, chinese medicine and acupuncture to help with this issue....All off which will help. It is a bit unusual to have that much trouble three weeks later so be rechecked. ...Read more

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I have a hard, sore lump 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

I have a hard, sore lump 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Go back for look: The safest thing is to go back to surgeon for a quick post op check. Most do not mind a look as it is likely nothing. If there were any post op problems such as infection, they would want to know that as well. ...Read more

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Why do I still have major jaw pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Why do I still have major jaw pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal?

Infection: I would contact your dentist immediately. You probably have an infection and needs treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes and sore throat a week after wisdom teeth removal, what should I do?

I have swollen lymph nodes and sore throat a week after wisdom teeth removal, what should I do?

See oral surgeon: A week after dental extraction, you should be in better shape than you presently are. You should return to your dentist or oral surgeon asap for an evaluation. This is something that needs to be evaluated in person. ...Read more

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One week after wisdom teeth removal, there's a sour, foul taste in my mouth. Is this normal? I finished my antibiotics and saltwater rinse every day.

One week after wisdom teeth removal, there's a sour, foul taste in my mouth. Is this normal? I finished my antibiotics and saltwater rinse every day.

Sour taste: Advisable to return to Dentist or Oral Surgeon for reevaluation. Additional course of antibiotics may be indicated. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth removal do I have to wait to smoke? I got 2 out on friday. They told me a week, but I'm going crazy.

How long after wisdom teeth removal do I have to wait to smoke? I got 2 out on friday. They told me a week, but I'm going crazy.

Smoking is: Never ok. However, 4 days after the surgery if no complications or pain you can go back to your daily routine. Take this opportunity to quit smoking. Save your health and money. Take care. ...Read more

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After wisdom teeth removal a week ago, I began bleeding and spat out a large-ish blood clot. I am soaking through gaze. Should I be worried?

After wisdom teeth removal a week ago, I began bleeding and spat out a large-ish blood clot. I am soaking through gaze. Should I be worried?

Post op bleeding: Bleeding should be substantially controlled within the first hour or two, and certainly by the next day. It's common to have some slight temporary bleeding when the wound site is irritated from tongue, food, brushing or flossing during the first week. Anything more than that should be discussed with the dentist who removed the tooth. ...Read more

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I have knots on my jaw bone after wisdom teeth removal and that was Tuesday of last week so if I still have it wat does that mean?

I have knots on my jaw bone after wisdom teeth removal and that was Tuesday of last week so if I still have it wat does that mean?

You had surgery: Swelling is not unusual after surgery. Should gradually diminish with time. For your own peace of mind, however, call the Surgeon and report your concerns. If appropriate, the Surgeon will request that you be seen for a follow-up visit. ...Read more

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What can I do about a secondary infection 7 weeks following wisdom teeth removal?

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 extraction site or something more involved. In the meantime rinse with warm salt water and make an appointment. ...Read more

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Is it bad to still have pain in my lower right jaw from wisdom teeth removal about 4 weeks ago?

Not Typical: It certainly is not typical to still have pain 4 weeks post op.
You should definitely return to your surgeon to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Usual age for wisdom teeth removal? I've had bad jaw pain for about three weeks, and I'm not sure if it is my wisdom teeth.

Usual age for wisdom teeth removal? I've had bad jaw pain for about three weeks, and I'm not sure if it is my wisdom teeth.

Why Guess?: It might be your wisdom teeth, then again, it may not. See a local dentist who can examine your mouth and recommend the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Following wisdom teeth removal 6 weeks later gum not heeled and snot comin from wisdom extraction site also foul odor when leaning forward?

Following wisdom teeth removal 6 weeks later gum not heeled and snot comin from wisdom extraction site also foul odor when leaning forward?

Sinus Communication: Your description sounds descriptive for an ororantral fistula, or a communication between your maxillary sinus and the wisdom tooth extraction site. At 6 weeks postop, you need to be evaluated by your surgeon to determine what course of action will be necessary to repair the communication. ...Read more

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I have a very chesty cough! Will I be able to undergo wisdom teeth removal under General anaesthetic in two weeks?

I have a very chesty cough! Will I be able to undergo wisdom teeth removal under General anaesthetic in two weeks?

Inform: Inform the Oral Surgeon right away. You'll probably be OK, but let the Surgeon make that decision with you. ...Read more

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Within a week of my wisdom teeth removal my tongue had removed my stitches. I rinse my sockets out with a syringe. Any other advice on healing well?

Within a week of my wisdom teeth removal my tongue had removed my stitches. I rinse my sockets out with a syringe. Any other advice on healing well?

No problem: As long as you are keeping it clean by rinsing I don't think you should have any problem. The sutures are ready to be removed one week post op anyway. ...Read more

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What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

Post op instructions: Your oral surgeon will give you a list of dos and don'ts for you to follow. ...Read more

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What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

Diet after surgery: After wisdom teeth surgery the swelling, pain and sensitivity can make eating problematic. The first 24 hours soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, gelatin is your best choice. It is important that you drink plenty of fluids and not use a straw. After 24 hours more solid foods like pancakes, eggs, mashed potatoes and soft pasta. After 7-10 days go back to normal diet. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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