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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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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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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How to tell if my wisdom teeth extraction is healing properly?

How to tell if my wisdom teeth extraction is healing properly?

Ask your dentist!!: We normally like to see the patient in a week to 10 days following surgery to make sure it is healing well. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

It depends: On how difficult they are to remove and each patient is different in terms of pain tolerance. The pain is usually handles with prescription medications. ...Read more

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What are some risk factors of wisdom teeth extraction?

What are some risk factors of wisdom teeth extraction?

Several: The most common are pain, bleeding, and nerve damage. But remember, there may be significantrisk factors in not removing your widsom teeth as well. To determine your specific situation, see your general dentist or oral surgeon for a thorough discussion. ...Read more

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How long to smoke after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long to smoke after wisdom teeth extraction?

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 more

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Should i be smoking after wisdom teeth extraction?

Should i be smoking after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: No. Increases risk of dry socket and delayed healing. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How will i be sedated during wisdom teeth extraction?

How will i be sedated during wisdom teeth extraction?

Depends: The type of sedation depends on what options are offered and what you feel comfortable with. Depending on who performs your surgery, sedation techniques may include oral sedation taken before surgery alone or in combination with nitrous oxide and oxygen, intravenous conscious sedation or general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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