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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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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I done wisdom teeth extraction yesterday (2 teeth). I feel sorethroat is it because of infection? I compressed with cold ice pack n took the medicine.

I done wisdom teeth extraction yesterday (2 teeth). I feel sorethroat is it because of infection? I compressed with cold ice pack n took the medicine.

It is normal: You may experience sore throat, headache and earache temporarily for 2-3 days as a result of your wisdom teeth surgery. Again, a sore throat and pain when swallowing are common. ...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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How to get rid of bump in lower cheek 2 months after wisdom teeth extraction?

How to get rid of bump in lower cheek 2 months after wisdom teeth extraction?

See surgeon: If you are concerned about a bump on your cheek, contact your surgeon to evaluate the condition. It maybe a normal feature, a result of surgery that will resolve with time, or a occurrence that need treatment. They can determine the bump and what to be done. ...Read more

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17 day old 2 lower wisdom teeth extraction. Food seems to be stuck in one socket. Cannot get out with salt water or syringe. What now?

17 day old 2 lower wisdom teeth extraction. Food seems to be stuck in one socket. Cannot get out with salt water or syringe. What now?

Wisdom tooth healing: It is important to remove food debris while you are healing to prevent infection. If you cannot do this and you are having pain or swelling contact your extracting dentist for advise. They know you and your case best and can help you. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage from wisdom teeth extraction cause facial paralysis?

Can nerve damage from wisdom teeth extraction cause facial paralysis?

Unlikely: The nerves most at risk for injury, especially when the roots of the wisdom teeth are fully grown, are the lower jaw nerves that give feeling to the lower jaw, teeth and lower lip. The nerve that causes movement of the facial muscles is not located close to the wisdom teeth but could conceivably receive pressure during support of the lower jaw. I have not yet seen such an injury though. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty in swallowing after wisdom teeth extraction?

What causes difficulty in swallowing after wisdom teeth extraction?

A few thoughts..: Inflammation. Pain. Swelling. Sutures. It is a surgical procedure, and it is not uncommon to have any or all of the above listed problems after the extraction. The proximity of the tongue muscles to the wisdom tooth is why these problems contribute to difficulty in swallowing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a dry socket after 7 weeks following a wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it possible to get a dry socket after 7 weeks following a wisdom teeth extraction?

Dry Socket: Dry sockets usually begin 2-3 days following an extraction. Perhaps 4-5 days at most. Seven weeks? No. If you are having problems with that area, see your local dentist. ...Read more

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Could eating less solids after wisdom teeth extraction cause more frequent urination?

Could eating less solids after wisdom teeth extraction cause more frequent urination?

Yes: You are probably eating more soups and gravy-type foods since the extraction. In addition, if you were put to sleep, you may have been given IV fluids to keep you hydrated which will make you urinate more often. Continue drinking clear fluids as this will speed up your healing. ...Read more

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Will wisdom teeth extraction cause eye redness and a bump by ear?

Will wisdom teeth extraction cause eye redness and a bump by ear?

Possible: It could be a possible complication... It would be advisable to return to your surgeon for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extraction a week ago. Feeling is back. My tongue did get bruised but now there's a big lump and also stings badly when using toothpaste?

Wisdom teeth extraction a week ago. Feeling is back. My tongue did get bruised but now there's a big lump and also stings badly when using toothpaste?

Bruised: Everything should continue to heal in time. Avoid spicy, acidic foods and in this case toothpaste (if necessary) until your tongue feels better. If need be, have your dentist take a look at the extraction sites and the tongue if not completely healed soon. ...Read more

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How typical is it to get a stuffy nose and a sore throat after wisdom teeth extraction?

How typical is it to get a stuffy nose and a sore throat after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: Probably just a coincidence. If you were run down and not taking good care of yourself, the additional stress of the extraction may have predisposed you to getting sick. ...Read more

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How common is it to have sinus pressure after wisdom teeth extraction?

How common is it to have sinus pressure after wisdom teeth extraction?

Possible: It is possible to feel sinus pressure after having an upper wisdom tooth removed, but it doesn't usually feel that way. Contact your oral surgeon or dentist to make sure that you don't have an infection, or a sinus communication. Follow up today. ...Read more

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When can I eat like normal after a wisdom teeth extraction?

When can I eat like normal after a wisdom teeth extraction?

Eating Normally: Eating normally is a statement that is different for every individual. If you mean eating solid hard foods, it may be 1 to 2 weeks after the extractions depending on the degree of difficulty in removing the teeth. Ask the dentist doing the extractions what to expect as far as diet considerations go. ...Read more

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What are some activities I can do after a wisdom teeth extraction?

Limit activity: It is important to limit your activity to prevent swelling and promote healing. If you are being sedated. You should plan on resting the remainder of the day. The better you take care of yourself, the quicker it will heal. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does wisdom teeth extraction recovery last?

I'm wondering how long does wisdom teeth extraction recovery last?

Varies: Complexity of removal and degree of infection or impaction influence healing, but most patients are functional within a week while healing continues. Get it behind you while you are young and healthy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain from wisdom teeth extraction, how long will it last?

What to do if I have pain from wisdom teeth extraction, how long will it last?

2-3 days: The removal of impacted teeth is a surgical procedure and post-operative pain is a common complaint. For moderate pain take NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. For severe pain, take the prescribed medication as directed. The pain should subside considerably over the next 2-3 days. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long should it take to recover from a wisdom teeth extraction?

I'm wondering how long should it take to recover from a wisdom teeth extraction?

7-10 days: However, if you are experiencing throbbing pain you may have a dry socket. Contact your dentist if the pain is keeping you up at night. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does wisdom teeth extraction swelling last?

I'm wondering how long does wisdom teeth extraction swelling last?

Swelling: Using ice 20 min on and 20 min off for the first three days after removal and sleeping at 45 degrees (four firm pillows) for the first three days helps prevent any swelling. Swelling should last about a week or less if it occurs. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you change gauze after wisdom teeth extraction?

I need to know how do you change gauze after wisdom teeth extraction?

Less often: If you are talking about changing the small, 2x2 sterile gauze given after your extraction, it is best to limit switching. I hope you were given a written post-surgery instruction, but if not, follow:
1) keep your hands clean.
2) fold 2x2 gauze smaller, or into a roll.
3) place over extraction site, and gently bite down to apply pressure.
4) if bleeding continues, get a post-op check. ...Read more

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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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