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What are some reducers for swelling after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

What are some reducers for swelling after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

Ice, rest, rx: Follow the instructions given to you closely. Using an ice pack the day of the extraction for 20min on and 10min off. Following the first 24hrs you can try a warm compress, but may not be as helpful. Some doctors will provide an anti inflammatory medication for post operative pain, but not all patients get it if it's not needed in your case. Contact your doctor to give you personalized advice.

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Help please! Is bleeding 2 days after getting wisdom teeth pulled normal?

Help please! Is bleeding 2 days after getting wisdom teeth pulled normal?

Depends: It depends. Was the surgery pretty straightforward or were there complications? How much bleeding is there? It's not uncommon for the extraction sites to ooze for a few days, but if there's a lot of blood, i'd get a follow up appointment with the surgeon for a check.

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How long should I wait to eat spicy foods after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

How long should I wait to eat spicy foods after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

3-4 days: It is recommended to avoid spicy foods, alcohol, and smoking for the first few days. You'd should avoid spicy also ingredients or tomato sauces that might cause stinging or irritation in your injured gums.

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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.

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Can you drink alcohol after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

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.

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What can help clear an infection after getting wisdom teeth pulled besides amoxicillin?

What can help clear an infection after getting wisdom teeth pulled besides amoxicillin?

Postop Infection: Amoxicillin would be the first choice, unless you're allergic to penicillin. Other choices include Clindamycin or keflex. More importantly, have you contacted your oral surgeon or been back to see them? You should, if you haven't. A postoperative wound infection can potentially be serious, and could lead to an abscess requiring an incision and drainage procedure, or even osteomyelitis. See the doc.

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Is it safe to play sports after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it safe to play sports after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

Wait: At least 7 days, but for contact sports youay want to wait longer. You must ask your surgeon as they are familiar with your individual circumstances.

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What is the earliest time after getting my wisdom teeth pulled out can I get a nose job?

What is the earliest time after getting my wisdom teeth pulled out can I get a nose job?

2-3 weeks: As long as the extraction is uncomplicated, 2-3 weeks should be long enough to allow any swelling to subside and allow the gums to heal.

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How can I feel after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

How can I feel after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Depends: How you will feel following your surgery will depend upon how your surgery is performed, i.e., local anesthesia alone vs sedated or under general anesthesia. Regardless if you are sedated or not, you will or should be numb in the areas where your teeth were removed.

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What willit feel like after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

What willit feel like after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

Swelling/soreness: Depending on the position of the teeth you may have soreness and swelling especially if they are under the gums and have some bone around them. If they are erupted and are sitting right behind your other teeth, the extractions should not be too difficult. That being said, it is difficult to predict how sore and swollen a person will be after the surgery.

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How can you tell me how I will feel after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

How can you tell me how I will feel after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

In English: How you will feel following the removal of your wisdom teeth may depend on the level of difficulty for your surgery, the type of anesthesia utilized, your physical state of health, and more importantly, your state of mind and how you handle discomfort. We all have different perceptions of what is considered pain and as such, we all react differently.

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How long after getting your wisdom teeth pulled before you can chew again?

Depends: It depends on how smooth the surgery went, if any complications were present, how well the patient recovers and if any other medical issues are present. Usually the next day patients begin chewing a soft diet. By the end of the week, they are back to a full solid diet. Good luck.

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How long after getting your wisdom teeth pulled can one go out and do stuff?

How long after getting your wisdom teeth pulled can one go out and do stuff?

As tolerated: Recovery depends upon the difficulty of the extraction, including residual bleeding. Activity resumption depends upon how well the person is recovering. As recovery improves ease into activity.

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Do you lose weight after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

Do you lose weight after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

Only if: Only if it prevents you from eating, but your reduced food intake would only be for a few days. If you need to lose weight, consider take shape for life, to find a free health coach near you.

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How much swelling is normal after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

How much swelling is normal after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Depends: If the wisdom teeth are all erupted (visible) then slight to moderate swelling for about 4 days. If the teeth are all impacted (underneath the gums) then expect moderate or greater swelling for a longer period of time. Also, a lot depends on your own healing rate and age. Some people heal and swell less than others and often younger heal quicker.

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Can I eat spicy foods the day after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Can I eat spicy foods the day after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Not recommended...: Eating spicy foods within the first couple days may irritate the extraction site and cause burns or delay healing. Eat only soft foods, such as yogurt, milk shakes, mash potatoes or applesauce for the first 24 hours. Start eating semisoft foods when you can tolerate them.

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How long to the effects of novacaine work after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

How long to the effects of novacaine work after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

Depends: Most surgeons use long acting anesthetics wnen removing wisdom teeth. Novocaine is no longer used in dentistry. Lidocaine is the most often used local anesthetic in restorative dentistry and lasts about 2-3 hours. Bupivicaine and etidocaine can last 5-8 houts if given during wisdom tooth removal.

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Why does my dentist advise me to have company after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Why does my dentist advise me to have company after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Helping hands: After your wisdom teeth are removed, you may not feel like doing much that day, and if you have them out with I.V. Sedation it will take some time for these medications to wear off. It is nice to have someone around to help you... Drive you home, bring food or water while you rest, help you remember which pain medication to take and when, and anything else that comes up.

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Is there a way to know if I have a dry socket after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Is there a way to know if I have a dry socket after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Your history: The most common history is no pain after surgery followed by severe pain on the second or third day. The other signs are best evaluted by your dentist, so see your surgeon to rule it out if you have severe pain.

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