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Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
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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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Dr. Anna Guarna
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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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Dr. Debi Williams
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
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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. Paul Grin
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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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Dr. Don Millner
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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?

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

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?

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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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


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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more


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