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Day 3 Of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Usual age for wisdom teeth removal? I've had bad jaw pain for about three weeks, and I'm not sure if it is my wisdom teeth.
Why Guess?: It might be your wisdom teeth, then again, it may not. See a local dentist who can examine your mouth and recommend the proper treatment. ...Read more
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I have sharp, intense pain radiating along my jaw up to my ear three weeks after wisdom teeth removal. Is this normal and what can I do to get rid of it?
Go back: This is not normal. I would suggest you go back to the dentist that did the extraction. ...Read more
Many things: No food with particles in it -- especially chicken soup. All broths are ok. Jello, pudding, applesauce, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sherbet, yogurt (without seeds), hummus, smoothie (with whey protein), milkshake (no straw!), etc. You must be careful to protect the blood clot on the socket. If this is lost, you will get a dry socket and be in pain fer weeks. Good luck. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth healing: You should not be bleeding 3 days after wisdom teeth extraction. Please call the extracting dentist about this for the best advice. ...Read more
It is not unusual: To notice small episodes of bleeding for several days after wisdom teeth surgery; simply bite on gauze again in the area of bleeding. Actually, some bleeding after extractions is beneficial and sign of a normal healing. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read more
Yes: If you have no pain and if the swelling is not increasing things are probably OK. Start applying moist heat to the swollen area for 20 minutes at a time to help the swelling go down. If there's no improvement in a few days time, go see your surgeon for a follow up. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can rinse. However, minimize the amount of rinsing. Also do not spit the water out of your mouth when rinsing. Let the water "fall out" of your mouth. Spitting can cause the blood clots over the teeth extraction sites to become dislodged leading to bleeding. I hope you have a quick and easy recovery. ...Read more
Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?
It is not normal: Wisdom teeth. It was a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling 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. Your symptoms could be a serous problem. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. ...Read more
Taking Norco for wisdom teeth removal; how can I prevent constipation? Can I take Miralax twice a day? Is Metamucil a good idea?
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. Don't suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
Oral surgeon: It varies alot. Based on age, depth of impaction, infection, skill of surgeon. For very best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
10 -14 days: Pain and jaw stiffness may persist for 10 -14 days. If pain persists or worsens, you should contact your surgeon dds for post-op eval. ...Read more
Varies: It varies from patient to patient and it also varies based on the position of the tooth in the jaw bone. Usually you should feel back to normal after 1-2 weeks. Some feel fine in a couple of days. ...Read more