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How before the bad taste from wisdom teeth extraction goes away?

How before the bad taste from wisdom teeth extraction goes away?

Depends: A bad taste after an extraction can be from infection or food caught in the wound area. Have it checked by your dentist and treat it appropriately. ...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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Will my dentist treat my bad breath before and after wisdom teeth extraction?

Will my dentist treat my bad breath before and after wisdom teeth extraction?

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

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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?

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

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I've already had my tonsils taken out, so how bad is a wisdom teeth extraction compared to that?

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

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I'm wondering is going on a road trip 1 day after my wisdom teeth extraction. Is this a bad idea?

I'm wondering is going on a road trip 1 day after my wisdom teeth extraction. Is this a bad idea?

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

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Is wisdom teeth extraction really a low risk procedure? Im extremely nurvous something will happen bad during my procedure tomorrow. Im paranoid!

Is wisdom teeth extraction really a low risk procedure? Im extremely nurvous something will happen bad during my procedure tomorrow. Im 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

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Wisdom teeth extraction a week ago. Feeling is back. My tongue did get bruised but now theres a big lump and also stings badly when using toothpaste?

Wisdom teeth extraction a week ago. Feeling is back. My tongue did get bruised but now theres 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

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What do I need to do to take care of my mouth after wisdom teeth extraction?

What do I need to do to take care of my mouth after wisdom teeth extraction?

Be gentle: 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

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Why do I feel a weird fleshy thing in my mouth after wisdom teeth extraction?

Why do I feel a weird fleshy thing in my mouth after wisdom teeth extraction?

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

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Why can't i open my mouth fully after mouth pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth extraction?

Why can't i open my mouth fully after mouth pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth extraction?

Myositis: A common cause of myositis is inflammation from a local anesthetic injection and mild muscle strain or dental infection following a difficult third molar extraction. See your surgeon for myositis treatment. ...Read more

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3 days after wisdom teeth extraction, bottom left of my mouth still very swollen. Normal?

3 days after wisdom teeth extraction, bottom left of my mouth still very swollen. Normal?

It is common: Some degree of swelling around the mouth and sides of the face is normal after this type of surgery. However, if swelling is severe or continues for more than four days after the surgery, you should call your surgeon for post-op examination. ...Read more

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Dr. L. Collins
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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


Dr. Julie Abbott
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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