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Day After Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Yes: I advise my patients to avoid smoking for the first two to three days following surgery, and longer if possible to avoid the potential of a dry socket and compromised wound healing. I recommend starting on a soft diet and advancing to a regular diet as they can tolerate it. For some people, that means on the way home from surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Today is day 6 after wisdom teeth extraction I used the syringe For the first time and this scab looking thing came out is it bad?
Not necessary: Maybe a food particle. A blood clot that formed on the extraction site is vital to the healing process. To keep the clot intact, avoid touching the extraction site with your finger, tongue or toothbrush. you should carefully follow your dentist's instructions to prevent a dry socket. Rec.: call your dentist for post-op appointment. ...Read more
Quick recovery: The recovery after wisdom teeth extraction is very individualized. The amount of discomfort, which is the usual determinate of recovery, can vary from one day to a week. The location of the teeth, erupted (visible) or under the tissue (impacted) can influence the difficulty of the extractions, and likewise the post op recovery. Next day recovery is not unusual and hopefully your experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is not unusual to have some facial swelling for the first 2-3 days after surgery. The gum tissue overlying and adjacent to the extraction sites may also sometimes have some irritation during that time as well. Keep the extraction sites clean by following the postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HI, I am having severe pain after wisdom teeth extraction. This is my 5th day and I wake up every night in pain. please help?
Dry Socket ?: A possibility. Please call your surgeon at once for a follow up appointment. ...Read more
Depends : It would be helpful to know how complex the extractions were. If you have stitches in your gums and are still bleeding a bit you may want to hold off for a couple of days since a rise in blood pressure can increase the chances of more bleeding or popping sutures loose. Better to play it safe than have to make a trip back to the surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does referred pain in other teeth last after wisdom teeth extraction? I am day 11 post op and feeling pain in two teeth nearby.
Prolonged...: If you're still experiencing pain that you'd attribute to the extraction, I'd consider that slightly outside the norm and would start to entertain things like 'dry socket'. I'd consult your orthodontist/dentist for an evaluation just to make sure everything is healing well, or that there aren't other issues ongoing. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth extraction 6 days ago, around the 3rd day my jaw stopped opening fully, It is now locking on right side specifically. What can this be?
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?
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