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Can someone get a sinus infection caused by wisdom teeth extraction?

Can someone get a sinus infection caused by wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes: But only if the tooth was in the upper jaw and the root of the tooth was in the sinus to begin with. The dentist who performed the extraction should be notified as sometimes a fistula may form from the mouth to the sinus--not fun! ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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9 days post all 4 wisdom teeth extraction. No pain/no infection. Can i start eating more normal food (not mush)? I do have fairly large holes.

9 days post all 4 wisdom teeth extraction. No pain/no infection.  Can i start eating more normal food (not mush)? I do have fairly large holes.

Wisdom tooth : You can start eating more normal foods now. It sounds like you are healing normally. Keep the holes, sockets, clean by frequent rinsing. The holes will fill in over time. ...Read more

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After 9days of wisdom teeth extraction, it bled heavily last night, I went to see the doc, he says there is no infection or dry socket since no pain.?

After 9days of wisdom teeth extraction, it bled heavily last night, I went to see the doc, he says there is no infection or dry socket since no pain.?

Not OK: Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling, bad breath and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do about infection from wisdom teeth extraction, malpractice?

What to do about infection from wisdom teeth extraction, malpractice?

Visit your Surgeon: The wisdom teeth extraction is a serious surgical procedure. Every surgical procedure has some risks (e.g. infection, bleeding, numbness, etc.). Your individual results will depend on your personal circumstances, and recovery may take time. See your surgeon for post-op examination and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to get swelling down from wisdom teeth extraction?

What can I do to get swelling down from wisdom teeth extraction?

Wisdom teeth post op: Initially ice packs. Two bags filled with ice, or ice packs should be applied to the sides of the face. The ice packs should be left on continuously while you are awake. After 24 hours, ice will not help. You may have pain and swelling for a few days. This is a normal reaction to surgery. After 36 hours only moist heat (warm washcloth) is recommended. ...Read more

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How long after having 4 impacted wisdom teeth extraction before i can get a filling?

How long after having 4 impacted wisdom teeth extraction before i can get a filling?

Whenever: There is no specific time period that is necessary to wait to have a filling done. It is mostly when you will be comfortable enough and able to open your mouth for further work and the urgency of your other dental treatment. Discuss this matter with your own dentist who is most aware of your particular dental needs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lingual frenectomy during wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes: Most if not all oral surgeons have the skill to perform a lingual frenectomy during wisdom tooth extraction. Talk to your surgeon about the procedure to see if it's right for you to do with the extractions. ...Read more

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I've heard with top wisdom teeth extraction it is a lot less likely to get dry socket. What can I drink?

I've heard with top wisdom teeth extraction it is a lot less likely to get dry socket. What can I drink?

Dry sockets?: First you are correct, the likelihood is much less on upper teeth. Drink anything nutritious. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a hematoma developed after having wisdom teeth extraction?

How do you get rid of a hematoma developed after having wisdom teeth extraction?

Time: A hematoma or bruise just needs time to get better. You can use warm and cold compresses to help things along and ease pain, should there be some. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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