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Gum After Wisdom Teeth Extraction
No-no -no: If the area is sutured and you are in good health- healing should close up any opening with proper post op. Treatment. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?
See an oral surgeon : Or the dentist. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need help. I've got a squishy bubble on top of my hole in my gums where I got my wisdom teeth extraction?
Bubble: This type of tissue condition should be really looked at by your dentist, as you need information that is specific to what you are experiencing. Please ask for a 'post-extraction exam' to have the area checked. ...Read more
Is it normal for gums to heal over wisdom teeth extraction sockets? Will the sockets still be able to heal?
When is it safe to eat crunchy food after top two wisdom teeth extraction? I did not receive stitches and don't want to damage the healing gum
Depends: The best one to answer this question is the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the extractions. Hear she knows your situation best. I would, however, give it at least a couple of weeks to begin to heal, longer if possible. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth extraction. Just recently the back left spot aches and is sensitive. Is this normal? I got my wisdom teeth out in december and it is now april so I find the pain strange. It doesn't seem like the my molar is digging into the gum but the spot
Soft foods: Include ice cream, pudding, jello, yogurt, pancakes, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pasta, etc. Avoid hard, spicy, crunchy foods such as chips or nuts that may disturb the extraction site for at least one week. After the third day, you may eat anything you wish, unless given other specific instructions by the doctor. No alcoholic beverages should be consumed for 72 hour. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Many symptoms occur after wisdom teeth are removed. Swelling, difficulty swallowing, some pain, difficulty opening are just some.
You will heal in two weeks usually. If they were infected then longer. Your dds/dmd is trained to manage the annoying complications, and are happy to do so. But if you have trouble breathing. Or you neck is swelling closed go to the er without delay. ...Read more
Depends: Soreness, pain, swelling, difficulty eating.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: Well, the best answer is that you should never smoke again! However, for a simple wisdom tooth extraction, about 5 days is usually ideal. If the extraction was surgical and complicated, a little longer would be helpful. Most people, however, start smoking the same day, regardless of what their doctor said, & they often have problems healing. Do your best to stop for as long as you can! Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
NSAID's and ice: Just like any other injury (ie sprained ankle) ice is the best method of inflammation reduction. After 3 days, heat is a good method of relief for your symptoms. Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) and Naproxen (aleve) are the most prominent in the class. These act as, not only pain relievers, but for anti inflammation (swelling), as well. Use as recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extraction : Most wisdomm tooth extractions are sutured and there may be pink in the saliva up to 24 hours. Just bite ona tea bag and it should stop, if it doesn't go to a doctor asap. If you are getting red in the saliva from active bleeding go to a doctor or hospital immediate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How severe?: I have firsthand experienced getting a numbness in my tongue when my wisdom tooth was extracted at age 17. Half of my tongue was numb for few years and now after 23 years it is much better still not back to normal. It all depends on how severely the nerve is damaged. Sometimes it is very transient lasting from days to months and sometimes for many years. I hope no one ever experiences it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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