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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Does wisdom teeth removal make your face narrower after all the swelling is gone?

Does wisdom teeth removal make your face narrower after all the swelling is gone?

Not typically: Your face should return to its normal configuration after the teeth are removed and the swelling goes down. It is possible that if there was some preoperative swelling or the teeth were situated in such a way that the face was more full in appearance that once removed that fullness is lost....And the face appears narrower. ...Read more

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Can Wisdom Teeth Removal Cause a Thinning of the Face?

Can Wisdom Teeth Removal 
Cause a Thinning of the Face?

No, but...: If you have a complicated surgery and are forced to have a liquid or soft food diet for a while, or you don't feel like eating for a while after surgery then your face may thin a bit from reduced calorie intake. ...Read more

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I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce and call your doctor if you do not get resolution. ...Read more

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5 day of wisdom teeth removal and right side of face is still swollen is this normal.

5 day of wisdom teeth removal and right side of face is still swollen is this normal.

Yes: If you have no pain and if the swelling is not increasing things are probably OK. Start applying moist heat to the swollen area for 20 minutes at a time to help the swelling go down. If there's no improvement in a few days time, go see your surgeon for a follow up. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Maybe: It may but usually not that much. Usually the pain is easily managed with a prescription pain medication but some patients find tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is adequate. ...Read more

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What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

Post op instructions: Your oral surgeon will give you a list of dos and don'ts for you to follow. ...Read more

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What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

Diet after surgery: After wisdom teeth surgery the swelling, pain and sensitivity can make eating problematic. The first 24 hours soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, gelatin is your best choice. It is important that you drink plenty of fluids and not use a straw. After 24 hours more solid foods like pancakes, eggs, mashed potatoes and soft pasta. After 7-10 days go back to normal diet. ...Read more

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What can I expect during wisdom teeth removal?

What can I expect during wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: Your expectations will be dependent upon how your surgery is performed. If your surgery is performed under local anesthesia alone, you will feel some pressure and hear some noise. If you are sedated with an IV you may have minimal or no recall of the procedure and have a very comfortable procedure. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal a really horrible experience?

Is wisdom teeth removal a really horrible experience?

Depends: The extraction of a third molar or wisdom tooth is really not a horrible experience. However, the recovery period could be painful depending upon the severity of the impacted tooth or teeth. I would discuss this with your treating doctor to give you an idea about the condition of the teeth and their position in your mouth. ...Read more

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What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

Ask oral surgeon: Depends on the tooth. Sometimes simple extraction. Sometimes raising a flap to remove bone. Sometimes local anesthesia, sometimes general anesthesia. Get a consultation from the wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how much for wisdom teeth removal?

I'd really like to know how much for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: I appreciate your question but cost is determined by several factors. Just to mention a few: 1. The region where you are located 2. Difficulty - there are many types of extractions 3. Type of anesthesia used your best bet is to have a consultation with the oral surgeon and have him answer your questions. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the wisdom teeth removal procedure?

I need to know what is the wisdom teeth removal procedure?

Consultation: Set up a consultation with an oral surgeon to evaluate the degree of difficulty for the teeth removal and he will tell you what to expect. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during wisdom teeth removal?

Could you tell me what happens during wisdom teeth removal?

What to expect:: How are they removed: http://wisdomteethchicago.Net/how-is-a-wisdom-tooth-removed-12378/ first 24 hours after wisdom tooth extractions: https://plus.Google.Com/109271775414409143738/posts/15uutnehdzq. ...Read more

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I have pain from wisdom teeth removal. How do I alleviate this?

See a dentist: You need to see a dentist for a clinical and radiographic examination to determine why you are having pain from your wisdom teeth. Before you can treat a problem, you first have to identify and diagnose the source of the problem so that the appropriate recommendations and/or options can be provided. ...Read more

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Are there any natural (no medicine) ways for wisdom teeth removal?

Are there any natural (no medicine) ways for wisdom teeth removal?

OS or dentist only: Wisdom tooth extraction is a serious surgical procedure and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or your dentist can perform the surgery. See your dentist for x-rays and consultation. ...Read more

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Does Medicaid cover wisdom teeth removal?

Sometimes: In California, it is covered. Ask your local dental society. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Tingling after wisdom teeth removal. Normal?

Depends: I'm assuming you mean on your lip and chin. If this is the same day as surgery, that could be local anesthetic. If it is several days later, there may have been some injury to the sensory nerve. This usually gets better on its own, but it is best to inform your surgeon as they know all about your individual situation. ...Read more

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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


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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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