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Painkillers and other options for wisdom teeth removal?

Painkillers and other options for wisdom teeth removal?

Motrin + Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you want an over the counter regimen, I like 3 x Motrin 200mg (600mg total) every 8 hours combined with extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg). Studies have shown the combination is much stronger than taking the medication individually. However please inform your dentist as there may be other drug interactions. Additionally I like to ice the areas immediately after surgery to lessen the swelling. ...Read more

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What kind of painkillers do people get after having my wisdom teeth extracted?

What kind of painkillers do people get after having my wisdom teeth extracted?

Everybodys Different: Some people don't require any pain meds. Others will use anti-inflammatory medicines (ibuprofen, naproxen) very successfully.
Some use narcotics like vicodin, Percocet but usually not for longer than a few days. ...Read more

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What to do if I just got my wisdom teeth out and I want to know how strong of a painkiller oxycodone is?

What to do if I just got my wisdom teeth out and I want to know how strong of a painkiller oxycodone is?

Oxycodones are: Prescribed for severe pain. They are very effective analgesics used to help control the pain. It also depends on the pain threshold of the patient. Everybody has a different tolerance to pain. Don't over medicate. If you are not benefiting from the oxycodone contact your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Yesterday I was at hospital getting 4 teeth out to make room for wisdom teeth I'm swollen and taken painkillers how long does it take to heal competly?

Yesterday I was at hospital getting 4 teeth out to make room for wisdom teeth I'm swollen and taken painkillers how long does it take to heal competly?

Recovery: After tooth extractions, depending on how much surgery was required to remove the teeth, pain and swelling can actually increase for the first 48-72 hours, so don't be surprised if your symptoms get worse before they get better. You should note a reduction in your pain and swelling beyond the second or third day if all goes well. If your concerned or if your symptoms persist, contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Servire Pain at top of jaw bone near ear. Very painful to swallow. Don't think it's wisdom teeth. No other symptoms Painkillers not working. Any ideas?

Servire Pain at top of jaw bone near ear. Very painful to swallow. Don't think it's wisdom teeth. No other symptoms Painkillers not working. Any ideas?

Pain: See your dentist for an examination and x-rays.
It could be an infection, related to wisdom teeth, or TMJ.
If your dentist rules out a dental issue, it could be a medical issue such as an ear infection. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce bruising after wisdom teeth removal?

What is the best way to reduce bruising after wisdom teeth removal?

Ice: Ice packs 10 min on./ 10 min off repeated as much as possible the first day after srugery. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over fear of needles/wisdom teeth removal?

Fear of needles: Dentists hear this all the time. Some suggestions--bring your ipod to listen to music when you are at the dental office. Request that the dentist use a topical anesthetic get before the injections, keep your eyes closed, breathe in and out through your nose. If you are really scared ask your dentist to refer you to an oral surgeon who can sedate you for the procedure. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to reduce swelling and bruising after wisdom teeth removal?

Could you tell me what's the best way to reduce swelling and bruising after wisdom teeth removal?

Ice and Rest: Icepacks applied to the face immediately following surgery will help reduce the swelling. On the days following surgery, moist heat packs applied to the face will help decrease the swelling and muscle soreness. Eating fresh pineapple and papaya are foods that have been reported to help reduce bruising. ...Read more

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What is the best x-ray for examining the jaw bone after wisdom teeth removal?

What is the best x-ray for examining the jaw bone after wisdom teeth removal?

It Depends: The answer may depend on why the x-ray is being performed. A panoramic x-ray is commonly used for preoperative evaluations of impacted wisdom teeth, and postoperative if indicated. If a more detailed evaluation is necessary, a cone beam CT can be performed which allows manipulation of the data to reconstruct 3D images of the desired area. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Maybe: It may but usually not that much. Usually the pain is easily managed with a prescription pain medication but some patients find tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is adequate. ...Read more

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What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

Post op instructions: Your oral surgeon will give you a list of dos and don'ts for you to follow. ...Read more

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What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

Diet after surgery: After wisdom teeth surgery the swelling, pain and sensitivity can make eating problematic. The first 24 hours soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, gelatin is your best choice. It is important that you drink plenty of fluids and not use a straw. After 24 hours more solid foods like pancakes, eggs, mashed potatoes and soft pasta. After 7-10 days go back to normal diet. ...Read more

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What can I expect during wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: Your expectations will be dependent upon how your surgery is performed. If your surgery is performed under local anesthesia alone, you will feel some pressure and hear some noise. If you are sedated with an IV you may have minimal or no recall of the procedure and have a very comfortable procedure. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal a really horrible experience?

Is wisdom teeth removal a really horrible experience?

Depends: The extraction of a third molar or wisdom tooth is really not a horrible experience. However, the recovery period could be painful depending upon the severity of the impacted tooth or teeth. I would discuss this with your treating doctor to give you an idea about the condition of the teeth and their position in your mouth. ...Read more

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What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

Ask oral surgeon: Depends on the tooth. Sometimes simple extraction. Sometimes raising a flap to remove bone. Sometimes local anesthesia, sometimes general anesthesia. Get a consultation from the wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how much for wisdom teeth removal?

I'd really like to know how much for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: I appreciate your question but cost is determined by several factors. Just to mention a few:
1. The region where you are located
2. Difficulty - there are many types of extractions
3. Type of anesthesia used
your best bet is to have a consultation with the oral surgeon and have him answer your questions. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the wisdom teeth removal procedure?

I need to know what is the wisdom teeth removal procedure?

Consultation: Set up a consultation with an oral surgeon to evaluate the degree of difficulty for the teeth removal and he will tell you what to expect. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during wisdom teeth removal?

Could you tell me what happens during wisdom teeth removal?

What to expect:: How are they removed:
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first 24 hours after wisdom tooth extractions:
https://plus. Google. Com/109271775414409143738/posts/15uutnehdzq. ...Read more

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I have pain from wisdom teeth removal. How do I alleviate this?

See a dentist: You need to see a dentist for a clinical and radiographic examination to determine why you are having pain from your wisdom teeth. Before you can treat a problem, you first have to identify and diagnose the source of the problem so that the appropriate recommendations and/or options can be provided. ...Read more

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Are there any natural (no medicine) ways for wisdom teeth removal?

Are there any natural (no medicine) ways for wisdom teeth removal?

OS or dentist only: Wisdom tooth extraction is a serious surgical procedure and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or your dentist can perform the surgery. See your dentist for x-rays and consultation. ...Read more

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Hi docs! What could I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

Diet after surgery: After wisdom teeth surgery the swelling, pain and sensitivity can make eating problematic. The first 24 hours soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, gelatin is your best choice. It is important that you drink plenty of fluids and not use a straw. After 24 hours more solid foods like pancakes, eggs, mashed potatoes and soft pasta. After 7-10 days go back to normal diet. ...Read more

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Is dexamethasone help the pain for wisdom teeth removal?

Is dexamethasone help the pain for wisdom teeth removal?

Somewhat: Dexamethasone is a antiinflammatory and it does seem to aid in lessening of post extraction swelling and pain. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is normally used for wisdom teeth removal?

What anesthesia is normally used for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Depends on the severity of the wisdom tooth impaction. I often remove wisdom teeth in my clinic with nitrous oxide and the local anesthetic articaine. If they are partially or completely impacted, an oral surgeon may use IV sedation and local anesthetic. This is a good option because you are not conscious of the procedure but not all the way under like general anesthesia. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be sedated for a wisdom teeth removal?

What does it feel like to be sedated for a wisdom teeth removal?

Comfortable: Basically you will be totally unaware of having the teeth removed. Generally an IV sedation is used so you feel like you go to sleep and wake up when the procedure is completed. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal related to dry socket?

Is wisdom teeth removal related to dry socket?

Can be: Dry socket is not all that common. Usually smoker's with lower molar removal. The initial blood clot is lost in the extraction socket and the jaw bone becomes infected. If the sockets are taken care of properly, dry socket does not happen all that often. Initial pressure with gauze for at least 1-2 hours followed by no smoking, hard spitting, or sucking on straws will help prevent dry socket. ...Read more

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I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce and call your doctor if you do not get resolution. ...Read more

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Can I get dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

Can I get dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: A dry socket can occur with the removal of any tooth, although in my practice, it is quite rare with removal of teeth in the upper jaw. Smoking, vigorous rinsing, spitting and drinking through a straw should be avoided immediately postop as these actions may increase the risk of dislodging the blood clot. ...Read more

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Mouthwash after wisdom teeth removal okay to use?

Mouthwash after wisdom teeth removal okay to use?

Depends: Rinsing too soon after an extraction can result in removing the blood clot that promotes healing in the site. Mouth rinses can be strong and may make this worse. I recommend waiting at least 24 hours before rinsing and then very gently with a mild salt water (saline) mixture. Always follow the directions your surgeon gives you. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

Ok: Ok, but in most cases it is not nessasary. Talk to your dentist for the best solution. ...Read more

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What pain reliever is used for wisdom teeth removal?

What pain reliever is used for wisdom teeth removal?

Hydrocodone, tylenol,: For postoperative pain, the most common analgesics are hydrocodone (vicodin, lortab), tylenol (acetaminophen) #3, or percocet.
In patients who are drug tolerant, hydomorphone (dilaudid) may be used. ...Read more

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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


Painkiller (Definition)

"painkiller" is a general term and not a medical term. Literally, it is something that "kills" the pain. That can include just about anything that ...Read more