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Bad Taste In Mouth After Wisdom Teeth Extraction
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
Treatment Plan: Discuss your concerns with your dentist. They will determine if your halitosis is dentally related or not. Only then can the issue be addressed. ...Read more
Today is day 6 after wisdom teeth extraction I used the syringe For the first time and this scab looking thing came out is it bad?
Not necessary: Maybe a food particle. A blood clot that formed on the extraction site is vital to the healing process. To keep the clot intact, avoid touching the extraction site with your finger, tongue or toothbrush. you should carefully follow your dentist's instructions to prevent a dry socket. Rec.: call your dentist for post-op appointment. ...Read more
Too many variables: How old were you when tonsils were taken out? Wisdom teeth are easier in general the younger you are, but the ease of extraction also varies with the difficulty of the extraction. Individual patients also vary extensively from patient o patient. The best person to give you an answer is someone who has performed dental procedures on you in the past so they can give a treatment based comparison. ...Read more
I heard many negative things about versed anesthesia. Is it something to worry about during wisdom teeth extraction tomorrow? Or is it not that bad?
Quick recovery: The recovery after wisdom teeth extraction is very individualized. The amount of discomfort, which is the usual determinate of recovery, can vary from one day to a week. The location of the teeth, erupted (visible) or under the tissue (impacted) can influence the difficulty of the extractions, and likewise the post op recovery. Next day recovery is not unusual and hopefully your experience. ...Read more
Is wisdom teeth extraction really a low risk procedure? I'm extremely nurvous something will happen bad during my procedure tomorrow. I'm paranoid!
Wisdom tooth ext: Low risk compared to what? More risk than a simple filling, less risk than major surgery. Having said that, thousands of removal of wisdom teeth across the country every day for the last hundred years with very few complications when performed by competent surgeons. Discuss your fears and concerns with your own dentist prior to the procedure. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth extraction a week ago. Feeling is back. My tongue did get bruised but now there's a big lump and also stings badly when using toothpaste?
Bruised: Everything should continue to heal in time. Avoid spicy, acidic foods and in this case toothpaste (if necessary) until your tongue feels better. If need be, have your dentist take a look at the extraction sites and the tongue if not completely healed soon. ...Read more
Immediately after, avoid hard "swishing"/rinsing of mouth as you may dislodge clot. Brush xtra gently or you may want to avoid the area for a day. Eat softer foods (i recommend pts keep foods/liquids at room temperature -at least the first 1-2 days).
You may have other/addl instructions depending on the severity of the extraction (s)/whether sutures (stitches) are used or not. Check with your doc. ...Read more
Granulation tissue: Granulation tissue is the pink, fleshy type tissue that replaces a blood clot in extraction sockets. It grows from the base of a socket and fills the hole where the tooth was to protect the underlying new bone growth. Do not play or remove this tissue - it is a good thing and helps to keep you painfree while the healing is taking place. ...Read more
The bottom teeth in that part of my mouth are also "numb" and sensitive after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?
No, not normal!: The mandibular nerve runs in close proximity to many wisdom teeth. It can be just temporarily traumatized or severed and possibly permanently damaged. Both issues can express themselves with "numbness". While not a typical surgical outcome, it can happen. Advise your dentist of the issue. They may have more information about what occurred during your extraction. ...Read more
Is losing blood from your mouth from wisdom teeth extraction the same as losing blood from anywhere else in the body?
Slight bleeding normal. But
if you have bleeding from extraction site that does not appear to be stopping, moisten a regular tea bag (like lipton, not green or herbal tea) and hold it on the site for 10 - 15 minutes. Typically the tea bag will cause the bleeding to stop.
While this is occurring, have someone call the dentist or oral surgeon to see if they need to see you. ...Read more
It has been a week since my wisdom teeth extraction and the left side of my mouth still hurts. What should I do? I'm afraid of a dry socket.
Dry socket: You should go back to see the dentist who did the extractions. It may be a dry socket. They will be able to make the determination. There are treatments to help with the pain while it heals. If it is a dry socket it usually takes from 10-14 days to run its course. ...Read more
Yes: However, if the pain is significant you may have a "dry socket". This is easily treated by packing the socket with a eugenol dressing. Usually it feels better almost immediately. Call you dentist or oral surgeon and have them take a look. ...Read more
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
If you are talking about changing the small, 2x2 sterile gauze given after your extraction, it is best to limit switching. I hope you were given a written post-surgery instruction, but if not, follow:
1) keep your hands clean.
2) fold 2x2 gauze smaller, or into a roll.
3) place over extraction site, and gently bite down to apply pressure.
4) if bleeding continues, get a post-op check. ...Read more
Possible dry socket: Have your oral surgeon take a look if the pain is that intense and otc pain meds are not helping you. ...Read more
See your dentist: If it has been a few months or more since your last professional dental cleaning, I would arrange to have that done. Your hygienist can clean all areas very well, most especially the surfaces that contacted the wisdom teeth. ...Read more
Yes: It is not unusual to have some facial swelling for the first 2-3 days after surgery. The gum tissue overlying and adjacent to the extraction sites may also sometimes have some irritation during that time as well. Keep the extraction sites clean by following the postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon. ...Read more
Unsure: I'm sorry to hear you are feeling depressed, but is it possible thee are other things going on in your life that coincidentally are making you depressed at this time, or that you started taking some new medication (incl herbal or over the counter ones) that could have depression as a side effect? If you can't find out such a reason, please get a professional eval, because this is highly unusual. ...Read more
The blood clot: Covers the extraction socket and allows the area to heal. It's important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction and begin the healing process. For 3-4 days after surgery do not brush the area to prevent dislodging of the blood clot from the socket. ...Read more
Not wise: Any liquids can delay clotting -wait for bleeding to stop and clot to form than drink your beverage of choice. ...Read more
Return visit: Call the surgeon to discuss. You may have a dry socket if you are still having discomfort and there are treatments for that situation. ...Read more
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