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Common post wisdom tooth extraction surgery problems?

Common post wisdom tooth extraction surgery problems?

Lots: Pain, bleeding, swelling, black and blue (jhematoma), numbness, sinus perforation, adjacent tooth fracture are some. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to be replaced some day. ...Read more

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Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: Without premedication, swelling can be common. With anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling perscription pre medications, these unpleasant effects of wisdom teeth removal can be managed quite comfortably. Discuss this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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Tips on healing wisdom tooth after removal?

Tips on healing wisdom tooth after removal?

Regular Wound Care: In your forties, it normally takes longer to heal than if wisdom teeth are removed in one's twenties. Rinse with warm water (add a quarter teaspoon per 4-6 ounces) on awakening, after meals and at bedtime. Maintain good oral hygiene, being especially thorough but gentle on the adjacent teeth. If pain or swelling is present, then see your dentist as you may have a "dry socket" or infection. ...Read more

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Recuperation time after bone fragments removed (wisdom tooth)?

Recuperation time after bone fragments removed (wisdom tooth)?

Normally a week: One to three weeks are normal healing time for your gum tissue to grow enough to cover the underlying exposed bone tissue. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics necessary after wisdom tooth surgery?

Are antibiotics necessary after wisdom tooth surgery?

Not usually: Most swelling after surgery comes from the trauma to tissue during extraction. This is true of any surgical procedure. Antibiotics are prescribed in some situations, and your surgeon would advise you if needed. ...Read more

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Is gum bleeding normal after wisdom tooth removal?

Is gum bleeding normal after wisdom tooth removal?

Yes: The gums bleed when the tooth is removed because the blood flow to the tooth is broken and open. This is common, and should stop quickly if not irritated. Certain medications can slow the clot formation and suction from a cigarette or straw can cause bleeding to continue. It may indicate gingivitis to the area which is normal as brushing and cleaning around an extraction site should be gentle. ...Read more

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Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Possibly: Bone removal is only necessary, if it is interfering with the dentist's ability to access and remove teeth. If a tooth is fully impacted in the jaw, then bone removal for access is always necessary. ...Read more

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How to recover after wisdom tooth removal?

How to recover after wisdom tooth removal?

Take it easy: Ice packs to reduce swelling. Antiinflammatories for pain and swelling. Gauze to bite on to stop bleeding. Follow the instructions you will be given. ...Read more

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Is wisdom tooth removal necessary for molar crown?

Is wisdom tooth removal necessary for molar crown?

2 problems: Wisdom tooth removal is unrelated to a molar crown. However if you have a wisdom tooth that is creating a problem for the molar that needs a crown, then you need to get rid of the problem first before the crown can be done. ...Read more

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Tingling after wisdom teeth removal. Normal?

Depends: I'm assuming you mean on your lip and chin. If this is the same day as surgery, that could be local anesthetic. If it is several days later, there may have been some injury to the sensory nerve. This usually gets better on its own, but it is best to inform your surgeon as they know all about your individual situation. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for bleeding gums after wisdom tooth extraction?

Possible reasons for bleeding gums after wisdom tooth extraction?

Bleeding gums: Some oozing of blood may occur the first day after wisdom tooth extraction and is very common. Don't rinse your mouth, place a gauze on your bleeding gum and bite on it for around 10-15 minutes. It should stop the bleeding. Repeat as needed. ...Read more

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What are the post operative precautions after wisdom tooth removal?

What are the post operative precautions after wisdom tooth removal?

Usually : Soft diet, avoid foods with small tough particles (poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc) no vigorous rinsing, no smoking, no drinking from a straw. To name a few precautions. This is all depending on the difficulty of the removal, talk to your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Bone Grafting: Bone grafting after an extraction is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to make sure your jaw bone is preserved. For most cases, it is very helpful. Grafting is usually not needed to replace wisdom teeth, baby teeth, or when teeth were taken out for braces. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

Inflammation?: How long ago were your wisdom teeth removed? Where is the inflammation? Are you in any pain? Is the inflammation getting better, worse or staying the same? The answers will determine what, if anything needs to be done. See the dentist who removed your teeth for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

How to  reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

Anti- inflammatories: It's normal and expected to have done swelling after 3rd molars extraction. Anti inflammatories medication such as ibuprofen combined with strong pain medication is usually prescribed. Application of ice bag on site can bring some relief. However if pain or swelling persist 3-5 days after surgery consult with the doctor that performed the surgery. ...Read more

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Throat swelling common after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Throat swelling common after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: Throat swelling could be from infection in the spaces around the throat and should be examined as soon as possible. If breathing is effect, you should go to the er. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Does molar tooth extraction require surgery?

Does molar tooth extraction require surgery?

Not always: Molar tooth extraction can be simple with no surgery involved in many cases. Sometimes if a tooth is badly broken, or has had a root canal treatment in past that tooth may not come out easily and will need surgery. Also most unerupted and impacted third molars will need surgery to extract. ...Read more

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'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s: Frequently the adjacent teeth to the wisdom teeth will feel sore for a few days after surgery. Very normal. If you have severe pain, return to your oral surgeon for an post op check. ...Read more

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Pointy piece of tooth still there years after wisdom teeth removal?

Pointy piece of tooth still there years after wisdom teeth removal?

May not be tooth: There are other possibilities other than a piece of tooth in this area. It may be a bony protuberance or a bone spicule. Have it evaluated to determine exactly what is causing the problem and to determine your options for treatment. ...Read more

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