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Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
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How before the bad taste from wisdom teeth extraction goes away?

Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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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Bad Taste (Definition)

Bad taste is also known as Bad taste in mouth. Bad tastes is a symptom in which a person senses a bad taste when he is not eating or drinking bad-tasting foods. A bad taste can come from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) where stomach liquids make their way up to the throat, from some medicines, ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
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I have a bad taste post wisdom teeth extraction, what could be wrong?

Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
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I have a bad taste post wisdom teeth extraction, what could be wrong?

Dry socket: A bad taste after a wisdom tooth extraction is usually indicative of a "dry socket" have it evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Board Certified, Dentistry
30 years in practice
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What do I need to do to take care of my mouth after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dr. Anna Guarna
Board Certified, Dentistry
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Debi Williams
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Why do I feel a weird fleshy thing in my mouth after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dr. Debi Williams
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
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3 days after wisdom teeth extraction, bottom left of my mouth still very swollen. Normal?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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. Paul Grin
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31 years in practice
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Why can't i open my mouth fully after mouth pain 3 weeks after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Don Millner
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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The bottom teeth in that part of my mouth are also "numb" and sensitive after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

Dr. Don Millner
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
38 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Richard Reinitz
Board Certified, Prosthodontics
34 years in practice
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Help please! is bruising on the inside of the mouth normal after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dr. Richard Reinitz
Board Certified, Prosthodontics
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Help please! is bruising on the inside of the mouth normal after wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes: Bruising after surgery is not unusual at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Montgomery
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How to ease my mouth pain from swelling because of wisdom teeth extraction?

Dr. Michael Montgomery
Board Certified, Dentistry
36 years in practice
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Ice and Pain Med: Pain is usually present after wisdom teeth removal. Prevent inflammation and much less pain will occur. Use anti-inflammatory meds and ice to control pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Is losing blood from your mouth from wisdom teeth extraction the same as losing blood from anywhere else in the body?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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Is losing blood from your mouth from wisdom teeth extraction the same as losing blood from anywhere else in the body?

Yes and no: Loosing blood from an extraqction can be monitored and stopped with pressure. Internal bleeding can go unnoticed and can be life threatening. I am not sure what information you are looking for in your question. Hope this info helps. ...Read more

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