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After Extraction Of Wisdom Teeth
I have bleeding from my tooth after extraction of wisdom teeth. Now it is the 3rd day but still bleeding what can I do?
Best w post-op check: After tooth extraction, it is common to have some blood even after 3 days. If that is the case, follow: first, apply a wet tea bag over the area and lightly bite down for 20 minutes or so. Tannin in the black tea helps the blood to harden better. Stay on soft food. Drink lots of water and do not disturb the area. If more than just a small amount of oozing, check back with the dentist soon. ...Read more
Exposed bone: What to do, if anything, would depend upon whether the exposed bone is at the base of the socket, or a bone spicule that has become dislodged, or a sharp piece of bone that is now not covered with gum tissue. See your dentist right away and he\she can determine how to best resolve the issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It will depend upon how difficult the extractions were... Some can eat in 24 hours others may need to wait 6 weeks to avoid a fractured mandible. Check with your dentist to be sure. ...Read more
White painful swelling on lower left extraction site after wisdom teeth removal 5wks ago. Seems to have come on recently. Is tender and swollen why?
Possible reinfection: Please return to surgeon whe removed wisdom tooth for reexamination. ...Read more
Can I eat potato chips after getting my wisdom teeth out? This would be my fourth day after extraction.
Maybe not...: I would say do not. Potato chips are hard and can cause injury in the tissues that is still healing. This can cause other complications like for example infection of the area or bleeding. Follow up with your dentist or oral surgeon on as recommended. ...Read more
Post op pain: That's hard to say over the internet. If the pain is decreasing over time, you're probably fine. However, this should be discussed with the dentist who actually removed your teeth. Follow-up aftercare is part of the responsibility of your dentist and yours to ensure that everything is as expected. Call your dentist and discuss this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much time?: Your post did not say. Depending on the severity of the extraction, sutures, flap closure, etc, it can take up to a week for the tissues to heal enough to eat 'normal foods'. Use your best judgment depending on how you feel and consult with your oral surgeon if you have further concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, most likely: I do not know what type of work you have, but 3-4 days are more than typical 1-2 days to recover from wisdom teeth extraction. Call your dentist to verify. If you are given pain medications, you may want to review the pharmacist's recommendations as well. Some pain meds contain narcotic medications, and you are often advised not to operate machinery or make critical decisions while taking meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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