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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Will teeth shift after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Not usually: Unless you are missing other teeth as well; or your bite is unstable; or your have periodontally involved teeth which would have shifted anyway. ...Read more

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Would TMJ get worse after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Would TMJ get worse after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Wide opening: When wisdom teeth are removed, the mandible (lower jaw) is stretched out wider than usual for the dentist/oral surgeon to extract the teeth. Depending upon the removal process (surgical or not, ) the duration of the procedure may also affect the muscles/tmj complex. I would see the dr. Who removed the teeth asap. ...Read more

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Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Do teeth straighten out after removing wisdom teeth?

Tooth movement: After removal of wisdom teeth, it is highly unlikely that you will develop a perfect smile without orthodontic support. Any malocclusion you have before will remain after the surgery. However you can get braces at any age. Orthodontic consults are usually complimentary. ...Read more

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Can I get dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

Can I get dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: A dry socket can occur with the removal of any tooth, although in my practice, it is quite rare with removal of teeth in the upper jaw. Smoking, vigorous rinsing, spitting and drinking through a straw should be avoided immediately postop as these actions may increase the risk of dislodging the blood clot. ...Read more

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How soon after getting wisdom teeth pulled can i brush my teeth?

How soon after getting wisdom teeth pulled can i brush my teeth?

After 24 hours: Do brush your teeth gently. Avoid brushing around the extraction. And don't use any toothpaste at all. Rinsing toothpaste from your mouth may dislodge the blood clot. ...Read more

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When can I work out again after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

When can I work out again after getting my wisdom teeth removed?

Ask Oral Surgeon: Depends on whether impacted or not and degree of difficulty of surgery. Usually as soon as you feel good enough to work out. Ask oral surgeon since he/she knows the details better. ...Read more

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Do your teeth spread out more when wisdom teeth get pulled?

Do your teeth spread out more when wisdom teeth get pulled?

Wisdom teeth/spacing: The teeth immediately in front of the wisdom teeth are lmulti-rooted molars that are very difficult to move. So if teeth spread out, it's not due to the removal of the wisdom teeth.If a tooth closer to the front of the mouth with a single root is removed, there may be some spacing. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Could getting your wisdom teeth out hurt?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Could getting your wisdom teeth out hurt?

Relatively painless: Fortunately, modern anesthetics allow wisdom teeth surgery to be done virtually pain-free and worry free. With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the dental treatment/oral surgery or experience any pain. ...Read more

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Can i smoke after wisdom teeth removal without getting a dry socket?

You shouldn't: Just think about it. If you were to cut your arm, would you blow hot smoke on the cut and expect normal healing? ...Read more

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Why im having fever after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Why im having fever after wisdom teeth extraction?

Tooth extraction: is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. It is normal to have slight fever. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Get well soon. ...Read more

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When after getting my wisdom teeth out can I smoke again?

When after getting my wisdom teeth out can I smoke again?

Smoking: Wait until the tissue has healed over the socket or at least until a good clot has formed. This is a minimum of 72 hrs but the longer you wait the better. ...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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Will wisdom teeth grow back after having them pulled out?

Will wisdom teeth grow back after having them pulled out?

No*: *An individual who has undergone the removal of their wisdom tooth may on rare occasion find another tooth developing in the site of the extracted wisdom tooth. One possible cause could be that there may have been a supernumerary (extra) tooth that was not visible on the x-ray or at the time of surgery that was not removed, and is now developing into a visible tooth. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

No: Alcohol is a blood thinner and will disrupt the initial clotting process causing you problems. Smoking and alcohol are forbidden for the first 24-48 hours. You do not want to develop a dry socket. Dry socket = pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why does clot keep falling out 2 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Why does clot keep falling out 2 days after wisdom teeth removal?

It depends: The clot may come out due to a variety of causes. There may have been too much suction (drinking through a straw), exposure to alcohol (many mouthwashes), smoking or development of a dry socket (infection of the bone). It is best to visit the surgeon and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Should i get my impacted wisdom teeth extracted?

Depends: Whether or not you should or should not have your impacted teeth removed will depend upon your symptoms if any, your age, position and development of the impacted teeth, whether or not they have associated pathology or causing or contributing to problems with adjacent teeth or structures. Every patient is different and should have a rational reason for the removal of an impacted tooth. ...Read more

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Should i be smoking after wisdom teeth extraction?

Should i be smoking after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: No. Increases risk of dry socket and delayed healing. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Brushing "Wisdom": First week, avoid adjacent molars to surgical sites. If you have an ultrasonic toothbrush, then as you approach the last molars shut it off. Gentle rinsing and gentle brushing for a week. Then resume as normal and expect some tenderness. ...Read more

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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