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'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s: Frequently the adjacent teeth to the wisdom teeth will feel sore for a few days after surgery. Very normal. If you have severe pain, return to your oral surgeon for an post op check. ...Read more

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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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Tingling after wisdom teeth removal. Normal?

Depends: I'm assuming you mean on your lip and chin. If this is the same day as surgery, that could be local anesthetic. If it is several days later, there may have been some injury to the sensory nerve. This usually gets better on its own, but it is best to inform your surgeon as they know all about your individual situation. ...Read more

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When do sockets close after wisdom teeth surgery?

When do sockets close after wisdom teeth surgery?

Takes time: It depends on whether the tooth was erupted or impacted. It also depends on the size of the tooth and the patients age and healing ability. In any case, it takes time (weeks to months) for the surface of the socket to close up. Since soft tissue heals more quickly then bone it may appear healed on the surface but bony healing continues for quite some time. ...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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Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to be replaced some day. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics necessary after wisdom tooth surgery?

Are antibiotics necessary after wisdom tooth surgery?

Not usually: Most swelling after surgery comes from the trauma to tissue during extraction. This is true of any surgical procedure. Antibiotics are prescribed in some situations, and your surgeon would advise you if needed. ...Read more

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Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Bone Grafting: Bone grafting after an extraction is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to make sure your jaw bone is preserved. For most cases, it is very helpful. Grafting is usually not needed to replace wisdom teeth, baby teeth, or when teeth were taken out for braces. ...Read more

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Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: Without premedication, swelling can be common. With anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling perscription pre medications, these unpleasant effects of wisdom teeth removal can be managed quite comfortably. Discuss this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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Tips on healing wisdom tooth after removal?

Regular Wound Care: In your forties, it normally takes longer to heal than if wisdom teeth are removed in one's twenties. Rinse with warm water (add a quarter teaspoon per 4-6 ounces) on awakening, after meals and at bedtime. Maintain good oral hygiene, being especially thorough but gentle on the adjacent teeth. If pain or swelling is present, then see your dentist as you may have a "dry socket" or infection. ...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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I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce and call your doctor if you do not get resolution. ...Read more

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Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: They will usually assume a position based on the opposing teeth in the opposite arch. If they were trying to go there and the wisdom teeth prevented it, then they might, but not common. ...Read more

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Throat swelling common after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Throat swelling common after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: Throat swelling could be from infection in the spaces around the throat and should be examined as soon as possible. If breathing is effect, you should go to the er. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Common post wisdom tooth extraction surgery problems?

Common post wisdom tooth extraction surgery problems?

Lots: Pain, bleeding, swelling, black and blue (jhematoma), numbness, sinus perforation, adjacent tooth fracture are some. ...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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Recuperation time after bone fragments removed (wisdom tooth)?

Recuperation time after bone fragments removed (wisdom tooth)?

Normally a week: One to three weeks are normal healing time for your gum tissue to grow enough to cover the underlying exposed bone tissue. ...Read more

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How to recover after wisdom tooth removal?

How to recover after wisdom tooth removal?

Take it easy: Ice packs to reduce swelling. Antiinflammatories for pain and swelling. Gauze to bite on to stop bleeding. Follow the instructions you will be given. ...Read more

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Why is my TMJ worse after wisdom teeth removal?

Why is my TMJ worse after wisdom teeth removal?

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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Is gum bleeding normal after wisdom tooth removal?

Is gum bleeding normal after wisdom tooth removal?

Yes: The gums bleed when the tooth is removed because the blood flow to the tooth is broken and open. This is common, and should stop quickly if not irritated. Certain medications can slow the clot formation and suction from a cigarette or straw can cause bleeding to continue. It may indicate gingivitis to the area which is normal as brushing and cleaning around an extraction site should be gentle. ...Read more

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How long should numbness last after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long should numbness last after wisdom teeth extraction?

How severe?: I have first hand experienced getting a numbness in my tongue when my wisdom tooth was extracted at age 17. Half of my tongue was numb for few years and now after 23 years it is much better still not back to normal. It all depends on how severely the nerve is damaged. Sometimes it is very transient lasting from days to months and sometimes for many years. I hope no one ever experiences it! ...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