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Day 3 Of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Usual age for wisdom teeth removal? Ive had bad jaw pain for about three weeks, and I'm not sure if it is my wisdom teeth.
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?
Oral hygiene: The healthier your tissues, the quicker and easier the surgery, the more uneventful the recovery. Make sure you brush twice daily & floss daily for weeks before the surgery. Then follow all of your oral surgeon's post-operative instructions to the letter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: How much bleeding are you experiencing? Is the bleeding getting less?. If not you might want to call your dentist...You can also take a teabag, wet it and place that over the extraction site with gentle pressure. The tannic acid from the tewill help stop bleeding i'm assuming you are not on blood thinners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See the doc: You need to contact the doctor who performed your surgery for evaluation to determine if a postop infection is present, and what, if any treatment or antibiotics may be indicated. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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