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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more