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Can You Die From Wisdom Teeth Removal
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
Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Comfortable: Usually comfortable during procedure. Either with local anesthesia (often augmented with oral sedation or nitrous oxide) or local anesthesia and IV sedation. Only doc to offer all options - oral surgeon. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: There is no one experience that all patients share. Some wisdom teeth are completely or nearly erupted into the mouth and removal should be less complicated. Sometimes they are "impacted" or covered by gums and bone and are more involved. Ultimately, you should feel little or nothing during removal thanks to local anesthetic (and sedation if desired). Pain meds keep you comfortable afterward. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: The associated costs for the removal of wisdom teeth can vary depending on a number of things. The consultation, x-rays, number of teeth to be removed, the classification of the wisdom teeth, whether they are erupted and visible or impacted (different classifications), type of anesthetic used, who does the procedure and where it is performed, location of the practice, and medications prescribed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Every patient is different as patients have various thresholds of pain tolerance. Usually the procedure is painless and there may be some discomfort for a few days afterwards. If an infection is present, then the pain level could be higher. You may consider visiting an oral surgeon as wisdom teeth removal is a specialty of this type of doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not oral surgeon: I am sure you're wisdom teeth were not removed by an oral surgeon. Otherwise you would have received extensive written instructions. Call the dentist office and request postop instructions. If you are having problems, call the dentist. For best results, always have wisdom teeth removed by a board certified oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal amount: The actual process should not hurt at all if you have been given adequate local anesthesia or sedation with the local. After effects should be easily managed with a prescription for pain medication. Most of my patients tell me they have minimal to mild pain after wisdom tooth removal. ...Read more
Start slowly: Nutrition is important for wound healing after surgery. Start with a soft diet and drink plenty of fluids. You can advance your diet and types of food as tolerated. Some people eat a regular diet immediately following surgery, while others may be more cautious and not try to resume their normal diet for several days after surgery. ...Read more
Depends: How many days ago did you have your wisdom teeth? Patients tend to be sore for 3-7 days after wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes there is discomfort for 2 weeks depending on the patient, health issues, pain threshold, patient compliance etc. See your dds for a follow up visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on you: Every surgery is different. Some are very quick and uneventful. In these cases you may be back the day after. Other surgeries require significant bone removal and are more traumatic. In these instances you may be down several days. Generally, when the bleeding has stopped and the pain under control without narcotics, you are ready to work. Older people will require more time than younger. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It varies: Individuals react and respond differently to surgery, as some patients have an extremely high pain threshold and wisdom tooth surgery is only a minor distraction. Other patients may have a very low pain threshold and be incapacitated for a week or more from a simple uncomplicated extraction. On the average, two to three days is the norm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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