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Can Someone Get A Sinus Infection Caused By Wisdom Teeth Extraction
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dissolvable stitches are still in wisdom teeth extraction area a week after is that normal? Should I just let them dissolve or go get it checked?
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
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
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
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
Possible: It could be a possible complication... It would be advisable to return to your surgeon for re-evaluation. ...Read more
Took a 5-day z-pack post wisdom teeth extraction & and recently finished it. I now have a face rash w/ little red bumps. Why/how can I get rid of it?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 (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
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
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