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Heartburn After Having Wisdom Teeth Out
I took clindamycin for a week after wisdom teeth removal 2 weeks ago. Now I keep getting heartburn. Can the medicine be related to the heartburn?
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
Why am I haveing horrible heartburn after eating a small amount of mashed potatoes and jello? Just got my wisdom teeth out.
Tums (calcium carbonate): Have something to calm it down - like tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more
My son is going under general anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction. He always gets horrible indigestion from anesthesia. What's the best thing to give him? He wakes up immediately with dry heaves.
Talk to MD: Your anesthesiologist should be able to treat this in a preventative manner before the operation. Discuss previous anesthetics and your concerns before the operation. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Smoking will delay healing of teeth removal sites, increase risk of infection and is not good for your general health. Try to quit smoking. Good luck. ...Read more
Pocket or Decay: There could possibly be a periodontal pocket or space collecting debris. If the wisdom tooth was pushing up against the tooth in front of it long enough, you could possibly have a cavity. Another possibility is a piece of tooth or root remained and has worked its way to the surface. If it persists, see a dentist! ...Read more
Ice and NSAID's.: Ice packs applied to the swollen area 10 minutes at a time with 10 minute breaks in between can help. So can non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, Motrin (ibuprofen) and naprosyn (naproxen sodium). Do not exceed the manufacturer's dosages written on the bottle. ...Read more
Yes, but........: There are much better and healthier options not only after having wisdom teeth removed but always. ...Read more
Take It Easy: In addition to taking it easy, follow the postoperative instructions provided by your dentist or surgeon, drink plenty of fluids, try to maintain an adequate food intake, and take any meds as prescribed. ...Read more
As tolerated: Recovery depends upon the difficulty of the extraction, including residual bleeding. Activity resumption depends upon how well the person is recovering. As recovery improves ease into activity. ...Read more
Have DDS check: You should check with the dentist who extracted the teeth to be sure you are not developing an infection in the area or have a bone chip working its way through. ...Read more
Throwing up green after having wisdom teeth remove, he hasn't been eating, and he just keeps throwing up here and there, is this normal?
48 hours: Usually you can resume normal activity after 48 hours. I would avoid sports activities and exercising for 5-7 days. ...Read more
Yes: Just don't get too aggressive around the extraction sites. ...Read more
How long after having wisdom teeth pulled do you have to wait before you drinking alcoholic beverages?
5-6 days: As long as you are healing normally with no complications you should be able to resume reasonable consumption of alcoholic beverages after 5-6 days with out hurting the healing process. ...Read more
Is it ok to breathe through your mouth while sleeping after having wisdom teeth removed? Or is it ok to use non prescribed mouth was?
OK to Breathe:
Yes, you can breathe through your mouth but it's interesting to think of why you want to do that? How long since the surgery? If it is uncomfortable or difficult to breathe through your nose now, you should consult your surgeon about that. There shouldn't have been much effect on nose breathing.
Most mouthwashes are non-prescribed and safe. I recommend non-alcohol ones. ...Read more
How long will it take for my jaw to stop aching / throbbing after having wisdom teeth out? It was done under general anaesthetic 6 days ago
By about now: Much of your discomfort should have abated by now. If not, call your oral surgeon and ask him to take a look. You may have a dry socket (washed-out clot) that is easily treatable. ...Read more
Manageable: During the procedure the discomfort is managed by medications including anesthetics, making the work manageable for you and easier for the surgeon. After the surgery follow your oral surgeon's post-procedure instructions to the letter and again the discomfort will be manageable. One tip, make sure your mouth is healthy and clean before the surgery. ...Read more
Ages of 15 and 25: Four or more wisdom teeth come generally in between the ages of 15 and 25. Regardless the number or whether you have obvious symptoms, it is important to diagnose existing or potential problems caused by your wisdom teeth. ...Read more
Yes: Teeth in addition to the usual 32 are called supernumeraries, because that number is exceeded. These are often at the back of the jaws in line with the 3rd molars, or wisdom teeth. Some people do not get 3rd molars at all. ...Read more
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