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What to do after having a tooth extracted?

What to do after having a tooth extracted?

This varies...: I would ask your dentist the same thing since he/she knows the particulars of your situation. Your care can be anywhere from not having to change much of your life at all to having to maintain a softer, more homogenous diet for up to six weeks. Physical activity may need to be decreased anywhere from a couple of days to a week. Use of a straw may not be recommended for up to a week. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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


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After having a tooth extracted does the gum cause the other tooth in front to hurt?

After having a tooth extracted does the gum cause the other tooth in front to hurt?

Postoperative pain: Postoperative pain can certainly cause the teeth and gum tissue to hurt, but you may have an infection. See the dentist who did the oral surgery for advice. ...Read more

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Are jaw spasms normal after having a tooth extracted?

Are jaw spasms normal after having a tooth extracted?

Sometimes: Prolonged tetanic spasms of the jaw muscles following extraction is known as trismus and is caused by inflamation and edema in the muscles of mastication. During extrractions these muscles often get overly stimulated from wide and /or prolonged opening during surgery. Normally the spasms will resolve spontaneously. You can seek comfort by applying warm compresses to the area. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to swallow blood after having a tooth extracted?

Please advise if it's bad to swallow blood after having a tooth extracted?

May cause: Nausea and possibly vomiting. Spit out blood if possible. If actively bleeding put in gauze an bite down to put pressure on it.If a lot ff bleeding continues call dentist. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to get dry socket after having a tooth extracted and bone grafting done?

Would it be possible to get dry socket after having a tooth extracted and bone grafting done?

Dry socket hurts!!: Dry socket feels like your head will explode. There is no dancing around it. What you have is probably normal postoperative discomfort. The risk of dry socket is low with grafting. If you have any doubts your dentist will be happy to take a quick look i'm sure. ...Read more

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What painkillers can I take with diclofenac sodium after having a tooth extracted and a bit of my jaw fixed?

What painkillers can I take with diclofenac sodium after having a tooth extracted and a bit of my jaw fixed?

Narcotic/combination: Diclofenac is a non steroidal which relieves pain by reducing swelling. It filters through the kidney. Most agree that a narcotic such as hydrocodone/acetometaphen combination in conjunction with an NSAID such as diclofenac is standard to reduce post operative pain. ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks pregnant, can I take percocet for a few days after having a tooth extracted?

I'm 24 weeks pregnant, can I take percocet for a few days after having a tooth extracted?

Yes...: A couple of doses of Percocet to control pain after a surgical procedure should not be a problem. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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Is it common to have pain 3 days after having a supernumerary tooth extracted?

Is it common to have pain 3 days after having a supernumerary tooth extracted?

Minor pain: I would go back and see your dentiat oif you are having alot of pain. Minor discomfort is okay as long as it keeps getting better. ...Read more

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