Doctor insights on: Abscess after wisdom tooth removal
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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
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?
Pain above chin a week after wisdom tooth removal. Feels like a constant achy pain. Pain was previously gone. What might this be?
Recovery: The initial recovery and healing from wisdom tooth surgery usually occurs over 3-5 days. Avoid eating crunchy, spicy, or difficult-to-chew foods, smoking, alcohol, exercise and excessive spitting. Just follow your surgeon's instructions for speedy recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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