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I think I have dry socket - got wisdom teeth removed. What do I do?

I think I have dry socket - got wisdom teeth removed. What do I do?

Avoid: If you have been smoking, spitting or drinking with a straw, try to avoid doing those things. If you have a bad taste in your mouth and persistent pain in the extraction site (usually in the lower jaw), your dentist or surgeon should see you to determine if you have a dry socket or not. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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A week ago I got wisdom teeth removed; today I was cleaning out my sockets with the syringe my surgeon gave me, and spit out blood. Is this a problem?

A week ago I got wisdom teeth removed; today I was cleaning out my sockets with the syringe my surgeon gave me, and spit out blood. Is this a problem?

Consider waiting: If you had your wisdom teeth out today, you may consider not using the syringe for a few days. Irrigating the sockets may dislodge the blood clots which stops the bleeding. Rinsing your mouth very gently is more helpful at this point. Usually after a solid week, you can use the syringe to keep the sockets clean. Good luck and I wish you a quick recovery. ...Read more

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Got wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago, I have a tender spot that's moved from my jaw down the side of my neck, not spreading or worsening no fever, bad?

Got wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago, I have a tender spot that's moved from my jaw down the side of my neck, not spreading or worsening no fever, bad?

WNL: Sounds within normal limits. At your age, what you are likely experiencing is a small amount of blood tracking down your upper neck. Non concern. You may get a ecchymosis (bruise) in this area. Also OK. If problems develop, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I get my wisdom teeth removed?

How do I get my wisdom teeth removed?

General DDS or OS: Not all patients require removal of their wisdom teeth. A dentist who actually examines you and see x-rays of your wisdom teeth can determine whether or not they need to be removed. Some general dentists remove wisdom teeth while others prefer to refer patients to oral surgeons for their removal. Some patients merely need local anesthesia (and analgesia), while others prefer to have IV sedation. ...Read more

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What age to get your wisdom teeth removed?

What age to get your wisdom teeth removed?

Mid teens: Varies, but when indicated, earlier is better. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more

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Any advice on getting wisdom teeth removed?

Any advice on getting wisdom teeth removed?

You: See an oral surgeon. Get sedated, take out all 4 at once. Do it on a friday sou have the weekend to recover. ...Read more

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How painful is getting your wisdom teeth removed?

How painful is getting your wisdom teeth removed?

Almost painless: With a combination of knowledge, expertise, kindness, proper anesthesia and gentleness, dentists can do a lot to make your wisdom teeth removed uneventful, pleasant, painless and stress free. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get wisdom teeth removed?

The best way . . .: Is to have them removed by someone who can perform the procedure as comfortably and safely as possible. Some patients prefer to have the procedure performed with local anesthesia alone, while others want a general anesthetic. Oral surgeons remove wisdom teeth on a daily basis and most surgeons recommend the removal of impacted wisdom teeth with local anesthesia and some form of sedation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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