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Do You Lose Weight After Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Pulled
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Depends: Each individual perceives and handles pain differently. There is obviously some level of discomfort with wisdom teeth surgery. Some patients report an uneventful postoperative recovery and others may experience significant discomfort. Factors affecting this may include the level of difficulty in removing the teeth, type of anesthesia used, and pain medication prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: With any surgical procedure there is some degree of discomfort and/or pain. How each person perceives and tolerates discomfort and /or pain varies. Some people have a high pain tolerance and take minimal meds while other patients may say that there is not a pain med strong enough to handle their pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nutrition? Go Soft!: The best foods to eat after a tooth extraction are those that are soft and do not have small seeds or hard parts in the food item. Yogurt, scrambled eggs, soups, mashed potatos, are great. Things like popcorn, seseme seeded breads, deli crackers, although soft should be avoided to minimize small particles from packing into to the extraction site. Maintain soft diet for 3 days after removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually in 24 hour: Most patients will have some oozing of several hours after a widom tooth extraction. Remember a little blood ad alot of saliva looks like a lot of blood. Post-operative bleeding is controlled by biting on gauze for several hours after the extraction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've to get my wisdom teeth pulled and i'm freaked out because I have to be put under. Please gelp?
Other options: Wisdom tooth removal can be performed with local anesthesia alone for many patients. Sedation techniques are offered and provided for patients as a more comfortable option, with varying levels of sedation that range from nitrous oxide (laughing gas), IV conscious sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor can discuss the surgery and anesthesia options available for you and address your concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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