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After Getting Wisdom Teeth Out
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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