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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?

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?

Possibly: Clindamycin is a very effective antibiotic at killing healthy gut bacteria. Try adding probiotics or yogurt to your diet and if that doesn't help you may want to talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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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

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When is it safe to smoke after having wisdom teeth taken out?

When is it safe to smoke after having wisdom teeth taken out?

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

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What can pain in gums years after having wisdom teeth removed be?

What can pain in gums years after having wisdom teeth removed be?

Need Dentist Consult: This could be periodontal disease, cyst, tumor, infection from another tooth, muscle pain referring pain to that site. Too many things to go into here, so you need a dentist to examine your situation. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in gums years after having wisdom teeth removed?

What could cause pain in gums years after having wisdom teeth removed?

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

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How do you reduce the swelling of the face after having wisdom teeth surgery?

How do you reduce the swelling of the face after having wisdom teeth surgery?

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

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Can I drink soda a week after having wisdom teeth removed?

Yes, but........: There are much better and healthier options not only after having wisdom teeth removed but always. ...Read more

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Is it okay to be smoking after having wisdom teeth removed?

Is it okay to be smoking after having wisdom teeth removed?

Would not advise it: Smoking following the removal of a tooth can result in a dry socket or alveolitis, where the blood clot is disrupted or dislodged resulting in some level of discomfort and a foul taste. ...Read more

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What pain pills are needed after having wisdom teeth removed?

What pain pills are needed after having wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: This depends on the difficulty of the extraction. Can range from advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) to vicodin or percocet.
The surgeon would be the best person to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What should I do to feel better after having wisdom teeth pulled out?

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

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How soon can I start lifting weights after having wisdom teeth removed?

How soon can I start lifting weights after having wisdom teeth removed?

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

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I wanted to know when can I eat real food after having wisdom teeth removed?

I wanted to know when can I eat real food after having wisdom teeth removed?

No waiting: You can eat 'real' food anytime now. Just be careful with sharp foods, such as chips. Try and eat healthy, nutritious food to get the nourishment to aid healing. ...Read more

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Is it common 2 weeks after having wisdom teeth pulled the gums to enlarge?

Is it common 2 weeks after having wisdom teeth pulled the gums to enlarge?

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

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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?

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?

Nausea: Was the patient put to sleep for the extractions and/or is the patient taking narcotics for pain management? Vomiting is not associated with the actual extractions.
Call the surgeon. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait to get back to physical activity after having wisdom teeth removed?

48 hours: Usually you can resume normal activity after 48 hours. I would avoid sports activities and exercising for 5-7 days. ...Read more

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How likely is it that my lip/tongue go numb after having wisdom teeth removed?

How likely is it that my lip/tongue go numb after having wisdom teeth removed?

Very slim: But it does happen, from time to time, through no fault of your dentist or surgeon. Those are the risks of the surgery. Each tooth and jay is different, so the risk is not the same for everyone. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a hematoma developed after having wisdom teeth extraction?

How do you get rid of a hematoma developed after having wisdom teeth extraction?

Time: A hematoma or bruise just needs time to get better. You can use warm and cold compresses to help things along and ease pain, should there be some. ...Read more

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How long after having wisdom teeth pulled do you have to wait before you drinking alcoholic beverages?

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

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When can I drink alcohol after having wisdom teeth extraction?

When can I drink alcohol after having wisdom teeth extraction?

Wait a week: You may have been given medication for pain or an antibotic. These medications don't mix well with alcohol. Also after anextraction, you have an open wound, alcohol would burn and delay healing. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Does everyone get wisdom teeth?

No: Most do get some wisdom teeth but not everyone, as well some people have unusual numbers of them. I have seen 6 of them and heard of more, and some only have 1. ...Read more

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Could having wisdom teeth out hurt?

Could having wisdom teeth out hurt?

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

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Why do my wisdom teeth hurt so badly?

Why do my wisdom teeth hurt so badly?

Because: They're so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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When are my wisdom teeth going to grow?

When are my wisdom teeth going to grow?

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

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When do wisdom teeth generally come in?

When do wisdom teeth generally come in?

14-26: Varies alot. Can even first appear at your age. For best information, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have five wisdom teeth?

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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more