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Could you tell me what happens before and after wisdom teeth surgery?

Could you tell me what happens before and after wisdom teeth surgery?

Depends: What occurs before and after your surgery may be dependent upon who performs your surgery, whether you are sedated, as well as where your surgery is performed (office vs hospital). Your dentist or surgeon performing your surgery can provide you with the specific information you are looking for. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


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How long do I wait before eating after wisdom teeth are pulled?

How long do I wait before eating after wisdom teeth are pulled?

Usually right away: I tell my patients they can eat right away, but stay away from chips, nuts, popcorn - foods of this nature. Do not drink with a straw so you don't disturb the clot and end up with a dry socket. Also, be careful about extremely hot foods while your mouth is still anaesthetized. ...Read more

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What happens before, during and after wisdom teeth removal?

What happens before, during and after wisdom teeth removal?

Consult with OS/DDS: I would recommend a consultation prior to having the teeth removed to answer your questions. The most important step is to have a consultation prior to surgery to have everything spelled out for you- pre and post-op instructions and what to expect. Local or general anesthetic, rides there and home, what you can eat/drink, meds, prior, etc. If being put to sleep- nothing 6 hours before. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long before/after getting wisdom teeth out can I get a filling?

I'm wondering how long before/after getting wisdom teeth out can I get a filling?

Depends: Before -- right before. After -- wait until area heals over if it is near the extraction site -- about 2 weeks. Good luck. Toot your horn for me when you drive on st. Mike's next time ...Read more

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How long should rest before resuming singing after quadruple-wisdom teeth removal?

How long should rest before resuming singing after quadruple-wisdom teeth removal?

As son as you can : You can start singing again when you feel comfortable enough to sing. There may be some tenderness in the muscles and singing will be a good way to stretch the muscles and help them heal. Just use common sense and don't overdo it. ...Read more

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How soon should I wait before taking Aleve (naproxen) after wisdom teeth removed?

How soon should I wait before taking Aleve (naproxen) after wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: Depends on what drugs you have in your system from before, during, after the surgery. If you have no other pain meds onboard, then take the aleve (naproxen) before the numbness wears off. If not sure, ask the surgeon. I always advise my patients to do this. ...Read more

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How long before i can chew food after wisdom teeth removal?

3-4 days.: Follow the instructions given by the dentist or oral surgeon. Typically the first few days eat soft foods and when you are more comfortable you can transition to normal foods. Everyone is different. Eat what you are comfortable eating just don't overdo it. ...Read more

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How long before i can workout again after wisdom teeth removed ?

How long before i can workout again after wisdom teeth removed ?

Ask your dentist: Every patient and every case is different. Ask the dentist who removed them. It's better to play it safe rather that jump the gun and be sorry. ...Read more