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Is there anything i can do to hurry up the process of healing wisdom teeth holes?

Is there anything i can do to hurry up the process of healing wisdom teeth holes?

Avoid dry sockets: Other than avoiding dry sockets and smoking, your body will heal at its own pace. Major healing usually occurs within a week. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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On tuesday I will hit my 3rd week of healing. Wisdom teeth extraction. Anyways is it normal that yellow/whiteish liquid is coming out of the hole wher?

On tuesday I will hit my 3rd week of healing. Wisdom teeth extraction. Anyways is it normal that yellow/whiteish liquid is coming out of the hole wher?

No: By this time, the surgical site should be pink or reddish/ pink with no drainage coming from the site. Return to the surgeon for a check up. ...Read more

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What are the signs of healing for wisdom teeth extraction?

What are the signs of healing for wisdom teeth extraction?

It is Age related: The younger the person the less likely to have any long term consequences, thus should expect swelling, difficulty when opening his/her mouth, bleeding. For older patients the healing process takes longer and more signs & symptoms can be expected during the healing process: adding the ones mentioned above numbness, sensitivity on adjacent teeth, gum recession, incomplete healing (defects). ...Read more

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Can oral contraceptives delay healing after wisdom teeth surgery?

Can oral contraceptives delay healing after wisdom teeth surgery?

No, but: Oral contraception has not been shown to delay healing of extraction sites however there is an observed increased chance of alveolar osteitis (dry socket) with women using oral contraceptives. Also of significance is that antibiotics prescribed after oral surgery have been shown to inactivate birth control pills so alterative birth control should be used when takeing antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will the healing take from taking out four wisdom teeth?

Initial 2 days: Initial recovery is 2 days, 4 if you have extensive swelling. Ice is very helpful the first 24 hours. Sutures usually removed or gone in 1 week. The extraction site will fill in and remodel over time. The hole will turn into a depression and finally become a smooth ridge taking 6 months. The late healing will be unnoticeable to you except it will trap food less and less. ...Read more

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How fast is the wisdom teeth incision healing time(not recovery time)?

How fast is the wisdom teeth incision healing time(not recovery time)?

5-7 days: Discomfort of the incised tissue is usually gone 5-7 days and the socket is covered over by 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm getting my wisdom teeth out. What can I do to speed up the healing proces?

I'm getting my wisdom teeth out. What can I do to speed up the healing proces?

Avoid Smoking...: Do not rinse the wound(s). Avoid spicy foods. Eat soft foods. Follow your surgeons directions. Doing the above will help minimize any post surgical complications. ...Read more

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I will get my wisdom teeth out is there anything i can do to speed up the healing proces?

I will get my wisdom teeth out is there anything i can do to speed up the healing proces?

2 things: Make sure your mouth is as healthy as possible before the surgery. That means brushing and flossing every day until the surgery to reduce the amount of bacteria colonizing your teeth and gums. The other thing to do is follow your surgeon's instructions to the letter, both pre and post surgery...No cheating. ...Read more

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I just got my wisdom teeth pulled a few days ago, what's it supposed to look like when it's healing?

I just got my wisdom teeth pulled a few days ago, what's it supposed to look like when it's healing?

Sore: It usually looks worse than it is. You should be able to see some form of a blood clot, maybe grayish to tannish in color along with some swelling. ...Read more