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I'm wondering how long before/after getting wisdom teeth out can I get a filling?

I'm wondering how long before/after getting wisdom teeth out can I get a filling?

Depends: Before -- right before. After -- wait until area heals over if it is near the extraction site -- about 2 weeks. Good luck. Toot your horn for me when you drive on st. Mike's next time ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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


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How long to heal after getting wisdom teeth out?

How long to heal after getting wisdom teeth out?

Depends: The length of time for the healing to be complete depends upon the type of extraction- impacted/bone/soft tissue/sectioning/infection/etc. A "normal" healing period is approximately 10 days to two weeks, but everyone is different. If questions, make calls and ask questions. Also, be sure to accurately follow post-op instructions. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will bleeding last after getting wisdom teeth out?

Can someone tell me how long will bleeding last after getting wisdom teeth out?

Depends: Less than you think if you do the right things for the first 3 hours = bite firm on cotton over this extraction site, and use ice on the outside of the face next to the extraction site. ...Read more

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Preventing vomiting after getting wisdom teeth out?

Preventing vomiting after getting wisdom teeth out?

Why vomiting?: R u taking a painkiller or antibiotics you are allergic to? Why are you vomiting? Either you have to check your meds and call your dentist to make the change or maybe you are swallowing blood or have the gauze in your mouth pushed too far back in your throat that is making you gag and vomit. Please call your dentist because it is not normal to vomit after extractions. ...Read more

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How long does the throbbing pain stop after getting wisdom teeth out?

How long does the throbbing pain stop after getting wisdom teeth out?

Depends: If you have only recently had your extractions, it can be uncomfortable for a few days. However, if it has been 4 days or more and you are not feeling relief, talk to the dentist to rule our a dry socket or infection. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after getting wisdom teeth out?

No: You probably will be recovering from sedation and you may be on strong narcotic pain medications. Having alcohol in the mix is dangerous. Also, alcohol delays healing. ...Read more

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Will penicillin help swelling go down in your jaw after getting wisdom teeth out?

Will penicillin help swelling go down in your jaw after getting wisdom teeth out?

Infection?: If you have an infection post extraction, then your surgeon needs to know about it. If the swelling is not due to an infection, but rather inflammation, then the penicillin will do absolutely nothing for you since it is not an anti-inflammatory med. Do you have a fever? Is the area hot to the touch? Have you tried otc pain/anti-inflammatory meds? How long ago were your teeth extracted? ...Read more

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I was wondering is it normal for throat to be really dry after getting wisdom teeth out?

I was wondering is it normal for throat to be really dry after getting wisdom teeth out?

Dry mouth after: Wisdom teeth extraction? One might have a dry mouth\throat either from having your mouth open wide for an extended period of time and\or if you received some oral or IV medications that cause dry mouth. In either case, it should be temporary and better my the next day. Any questions should really be directed to the dentist who removed your teeth. ...Read more

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