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Do you lose weight after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

Do you lose weight after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

Only if: Only if it prevents you from eating, but your reduced food intake would only be for a few days. If you need to lose weight, consider take shape for life, to find a free health coach near you. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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


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How long does it take to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

How long does it take to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Depends: The actual surgical time may depend on the position and development of the teeth, the type of anesthesia used, where the procedure is performed, as well as the skill and technique of your doctor performing the procedure. ...Read more

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How much does it hurt after you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

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 more

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Which type of pain should I be ready for after i get my wisdom teeth pulled out?

Which type of pain should I be ready for after i get my wisdom teeth pulled out?

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 more

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Do i need to get a catheter when i get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Do i need to get a catheter when i get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Never: A wisdom teeth procedure with sedation by an oral surgeon should not take more 30-45 min on average (includes prep time, procedure time and recovery time). The procedure is very short and a catheter is not needed, unless the patient has a bladder issue. ...Read more

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Is it ideal to be sedated when you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Is it ideal to be sedated when you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

For some, yes.....: Each case is different. It depends upon the difficulty of the extraction, how cooperative you are as a patient & both you and your surgeon’s preferences. I have been removing impacted teeth for over 40 years & most patients are fine with local anesthesia (with or without "sweet air") alone. A few feel that they need IV sedation with an oral surgeon & for them, it is best. Discuss it with os. ...Read more

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How do I know when will the bleeding stop after you get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

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 more

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Is it ok to get wisdom teeth pulled under local anesthesia?

Is it ok to get wisdom teeth pulled  under local anesthesia?

Yes: Wisdom teeth can be removed under local anesthesia alone. However, the removal of wisdom teeth, especially impacted wisdom teeth can be more comfortably be performed under some type of sedation in conjunction with local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Would i get an infection if i don't take my penecillin after i got my wisdom teeth pulled?

Would i get an infection if i don't take my penecillin after i got my wisdom teeth pulled?

Possibly...: You're asking a yes or no question, and there's no guarantee one way or another. Follow your surgeon's directions. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

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


Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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