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Abscess After Wisdom Tooth Removal
Quarter sized abscess on cheek and jaw post wisdom tooth extraction. Was drained and sown up (no drain left in) 3 days ago. Should it still be hard?
Answer: This is a question best answered by ther GeneralDentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that has been treating you, knows your pre-surgical condition and your post-surgical history. That practitioner is the one who can best describe to your the landmarks that are expected along the road to recovery, and the best person to decide if additional treatment is indicated. ...Read more
Very safe.: Very safe, your oral surgeon will give you a complete list of instructions about food and other things. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral surgeon. ...Read more
Time to quit!: Now would be a great time to quit drinking soda. The high sugar content in regular soda is very destructive to the teeth. And diet soda contains acids that are caustic to dental enamel. Lastly, whatever you drink, don't use a straw, which can dislodge the blood clot that forms to start the healing process. ...Read more
Can be revised: It depends upon how long ago the extraction was done. A residual operculum is not very unusual and typically they reshape to a minimal form that does not need treatment. Occasionally, they need revision which is often done with a laser. Very quick, simple and minimal post op issue. I would suggest to wait about 6 months post surgery before a revision unless it is very bothersome. ...Read more
No straws: It's best not to suck anything through a straw for several days after any kind of tooth extraction. You can dislodge the clot and cause a delay in healing. But be sure to drink plenty of fluids! ...Read more
See your surgeon: Dry socket is the most common complication following removal of wisdom teeth. See your surgeon for diagnosis and dry socket treatment. ...Read more
After the removal of your tooth your salivary glands become more active as part of the bodies healing process. There will be a combination of saliva and bleeding after the extraction.
You should be rinsing your mouth out with salt water to keep food out of the extraction sites.
Things will return to normal over time depending on how difficult the extraction was. ...Read more
At this point: At this point it might not matter. However, you should notify your dentist and ask when he\she wants to see you for a post operative visit. ...Read more
?: Please be more specific about your quesiton ...Read more
Yes: Many times stiches will speed the healing time, . ...Read more
Swollen sac: Sounds like a possible infection especially if the side of your face with the swelling is warmer than the other side so see your surgeon ASAP to have the area looked at. ...Read more
You will be fine: If a stitch is lost, it is not a big deal at all. The extraction site will heal fine. ...Read more
Is it normal if my stitches are almost coming all the way out on my left side 5 days after wisdom tooth removal?
Do you have to wait a full two weeks to drink through a straw after wisdom tooth removal? Or is a week and a half okay?
Better safe...: Than sorry...No one can tell you that one and a half weeks is ok, because if something happens, they are now responsible :) listen to your dentist! Is it that important to have a drink through a straw anyways!?! ...Read more
Pain above chin a week after wisdom tooth removal. Feels like a constant achy pain. Pain was previously gone. What might this be?
Yes, it is OK: However, it is important to avoid eating crunchy, spicy, or difficult-to-chew foods. The food must be soft and easy to eat. ...Read more
Liquids then Soft Fd: Right after removal I recommend liquids via cup or spoon, no straws. Milkshakes, puddings, yogurt, ice cream. Later that day mashed potatoes are ok. The next day, for about 5 days, soft foods like macaroni & cheese, pastas. Nothing hard that can get stuck in the sockets! ...Read more
Wait: Wait until you are comfortable and focused. ...Read more
Like what?: By 6 days you should feel pretty normal. I'm not sure what you are asking. ...Read more
It is normal: That means you had a good dentist or an oral surgeon. Congratulations! ...Read more
Probably after affects from being sedated.
People take videos now days and post them of people acting "strange" while they are still coming out of the sedation. ...Read more
Fever is not normal: Please call your dentist right away. Fever is not normal, and may indicate that he is experiencing a rapidly spreading infection. Fever is the body's response to fight against invaders--usually bacteria, in post-extraction cases. Swelling, fever, pain---some or all of these sometimes happen after extraction. It is easier to resolve if caught early. Please let your doctor know ; ask the next step. ...Read more
5 days after wisdom tooth removal, ripped the stitches yesterday and now have severe pain in bottom right area what could this be?
Possible dry socket: Ripping the stitches could be sore but should not be extreme pain. You need to see your dentist and make sure you don't have a dry socket. A dry socket will not heal on its own. ...Read more
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