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Before Tooth Extraction
Jaw swelling before tooth extraction. Had oral surgery size of golf ball on left side was told fluid buildup. How do I reduce swelling?
Hot towel: It is common to have face swelling after tooth removal especially infected ones. Cold compression for the first day following the surgery and warm compression after 2 and 3 days of surgery is recommended to reduce the swelling. Painkiller like Motrin also will help because of anti-inflammatory effect. ...Read more
Surgery preparation: This question should be addressed by a consultation between the dentist removing the tooth and your physician or cardiologist. It varies from not stopping it at all to a few days prior to the surgery depending upon your complete medical history, especially cardiac concerns and the difficulty of the extraction. ...Read more
Surgical extraction: Is routinely done in the dentist's or oral surgeon's office. The appropriate anesthesia for your surgery is the key for success. It depends on the complexity of the tooth extraction(s) and your own comfort level. After the surgery you will receive instruction and medication for speedy recovery and healing. Rec.: choose an experience dentist or an oral surgeon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, anxiety control: Yes, Halcion is a very good mild anxiolytic to take before any dental procedure if you have dental anxiety. There are also several other medications that are mild anxiolytics used for dental anxiety. Ask your dentist what he thinks is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow pre-op orders: If you are scheduled to have wisdom teeth removed, take only the medications approved or prescribed by your dentist or surgeon. If you are extremely anxious about your surgery, your dentist or surgeon may prescribe something for you to take prior to your appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I smoke marijuana the night before a wisdom tooth extraction? I'm getting all four removed with IV sedation
Not wise: Marijuana can adversely affect the IV sedation. Please, if you do smoke, advise the Oral Surgeon. Your anesthesia may need to be adjusted, or the procedure may have to be postponed. Report ALL Meds, prescription & OTC, as well as all supplements, to the Oral Surgeon as well as any marijuana consumption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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