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On the 5th day after wisdom teeth extraction, can I resume normal eating/smoking habits?

On the 5th day after wisdom teeth extraction, can I resume normal eating/smoking habits?

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 more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


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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?

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

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I'm wondering is going on a road trip 1 day after my wisdom teeth extraction. Is this a bad idea?

I'm wondering is going on a road trip 1 day after my wisdom teeth extraction. Is this a bad idea?

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 more

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Gums irritated day 2-3 after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

Gums irritated day 2-3 after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

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 more

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Is it safe to masturbate after wisdom teeth extraction on the same day?

Is it safe to masturbate after wisdom teeth extraction on the same day?

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 more

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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.

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

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For what reasons might wisdom teeth extraction hurt the most on the third day?

For what reasons might wisdom teeth extraction hurt the most on the third day?

Dry Socket: is the most common complication following wisdom teeth extractions. Typically, symptoms for a dry socket develop 3-4 days after a wisdom tooth extraction. If concerned, see your surgeon for examination and dry socket treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Trismus is common: The most common complication after wisdom tooth removal is trismus, or tightness in the jaw muscles. Take NSAID OTC, moist heat compress and soft diet. If concerned, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Wisdom tooth healing: It is important to remove food debris while you are healing to prevent infection. If you cannot do this and you are having pain or swelling contact your extracting dentist for advise. They know you and your case best and can help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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