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How to recover after wisdom tooth removal?

How to recover after wisdom tooth removal?

Take it easy: Ice packs to reduce swelling. Antiinflammatories for pain and swelling. Gauze to bite on to stop bleeding. Follow the instructions you will be given. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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What is safe to be eating after wisdom tooth removal?

What is safe to be eating after wisdom tooth removal?

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

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How soon can I drink soda after wisdom tooth removal?

How soon can I drink soda 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 more

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Can I use hyrdogen peroxide after wisdom tooth removal.?

Can I use hyrdogen peroxide after wisdom tooth removal.?

Not recommended: Do not use hydrogen peroxide. Use salt water rinses the day following the surgery. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if my gum overlap after wisdom tooth removal?

What to do if my gum overlap after wisdom tooth removal?

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

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Is it okay to drink soda a day after wisdom tooth removal?

Is it okay to drink soda a day after wisdom tooth removal?

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

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In a lot of pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal. Any tips?

In a lot of pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal. Any tips?

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

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Is excessive salivation normal a week after wisdom tooth removal?

Is excessive salivation normal a week after wisdom tooth removal?

Yes: 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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What do I do if stitches come out 3 days after wisdom tooth removal?

What do I do if stitches come out 3 days after wisdom tooth removal?

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

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I have painful swollen sac after wisdom tooth removal, what should I do?

I have painful swollen sac after wisdom tooth removal, what should I do?

Return to surgeon: Who removed tooth to evaluate if you need further treatment or an antibiotic. It may be healing within normal lummis depending on the difficulty of the extraction but you need ? let a dental professional see it to be sure. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom tooth removal can you start drinking through a straw again?

How long after wisdom tooth removal can you start drinking through a straw again?

The five S's : Don't do these five things that start with "s" for 2 days: smoke, suck through straw, slurp soup, sex or spit! good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause a painful swollen sac after wisdom tooth removal? Is this normal?

What could cause a painful swollen sac after wisdom tooth removal? Is this normal?

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

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Is it normal if my stitches are almost coming all the way out on my left side 5 days after wisdom tooth removal?

Yes: The sutures are normally removed t about 7 days. If the dangling suture is bothering you, call the dentist who removed the wisdom teeth to see if they want to see you sooner. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Pain above chin a week after wisdom tooth removal. Feels like a constant achy pain. Pain was previously gone. What might this be?

Pain above chin a week after wisdom tooth removal. Feels like a constant achy pain. Pain was previously gone. What might this be?

Pain: Could be from the difficulty of the surgery, from a post-surgical infection, or from one of many other oral pain producing stimuli. Please return for reevaluation to the treating Dentist or Oral Surgical Specialist who removed your wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat a few hours after wisdom tooth removal?

Is it okay to eat a few hours after wisdom tooth removal?

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

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What to avoid when recuperating after wisdom tooth removal?

What to avoid when recuperating after wisdom tooth removal?

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 more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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