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Are there any home remedies for wisdom teeth removal pain?

Are there any home remedies for wisdom teeth removal pain?

Rinse and ice: A warm salt water rinse passively (not vigorous) passed through the mouth can alleviate some post-surgical pain, as well as keep the tissue healthy and encourage healing. Icing the surgical areas is also a good idea to reduce inflammation and pain, 10 minutes on, then ten minutes off, repeated as necessary. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for after wisdom teeth removal pain?

Any home remedies for after wisdom teeth removal pain?

Ice: Ice pack will help to dull the pain, 20min on 20min off, keep you head elevated. Otherwise rx pain meds could help as well. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal pain normal after 11 days?

Is wisdom teeth removal pain normal after 11 days?

10 -14 days: Pain and jaw stiffness may persist for 10 -14 days. If pain persists or worsens, you should contact your surgeon dds for post-op eval. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal pain after 4 days. Is this common?

Wisdom teeth removal pain after 4 days. Is this common?

May or may not be: It depends upon the difficulty of the extractions, your pain threshold, what if anything you are taking for pain control, and largely whether the pain has gotten worse, better or the same since day one. It is best that you call the dentist who removed your teeth, discuss your discomfort and request advice as to what to do, if anything and whether or not you should be seen in the office. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Maybe: It may but usually not that much. Usually the pain is easily managed with a prescription pain medication but some patients find tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is adequate. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Don't suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...Read more

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How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

Comfortable: Usually comfortable during procedure. Either with local anesthesia (often augmented with oral sedation or nitrous oxide) or local anesthesia and IV sedation. Only doc to offer all options - oral surgeon. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

Post op instructions: Your oral surgeon will give you a list of dos and don'ts for you to follow. ...Read more

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How is wisdom teeth removal experience?

How is wisdom teeth removal experience?

It depends: There is no one experience that all patients share. Some wisdom teeth are completely or nearly erupted into the mouth and removal should be less complicated. Sometimes they are "impacted" or covered by gums and bone and are more involved. Ultimately, you should feel little or nothing during removal thanks to local anesthetic (and sedation if desired). Pain meds keep you comfortable afterward. ...Read more

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How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?

How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?

Varies: The associated costs for the removal of wisdom teeth can vary depending on a number of things. The consultation, x-rays, number of teeth to be removed, the classification of the wisdom teeth, whether they are erupted and visible or impacted (different classifications), type of anesthetic used, who does the procedure and where it is performed, location of the practice, and medications prescribed. ...Read more

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How much does wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Varies: Every patient is different as patients have various thresholds of pain tolerance. Usually the procedure is painless and there may be some discomfort for a few days afterwards. If an infection is present, then the pain level could be higher. You may consider visiting an oral surgeon as wisdom teeth removal is a specialty of this type of doctor. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal- should I be worried?

Wisdom teeth removal- should I be worried?

No: There are risks and concerns with any surgical procedure.
In the hands of a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth extraction is routine.
For best results, see an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Post wisdom teeth removal, need some advice?

Post wisdom teeth removal, need some advice?

Not oral surgeon: I am sure you're wisdom teeth were not removed by an oral surgeon. Otherwise you would have received extensive written instructions. Call the dentist office and request postop instructions. If you are having problems, call the dentist.
For best results, always have wisdom teeth removed by a board certified oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

Diet after surgery: After wisdom teeth surgery the swelling, pain and sensitivity can make eating problematic. The first 24 hours soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, gelatin is your best choice. It is important that you drink plenty of fluids and not use a straw. After 24 hours more solid foods like pancakes, eggs, mashed potatoes and soft pasta. After 7-10 days go back to normal diet. ...Read more

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What can I expect during wisdom teeth removal?

What can I expect during wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: Your expectations will be dependent upon how your surgery is performed. If your surgery is performed under local anesthesia alone, you will feel some pressure and hear some noise. If you are sedated with an IV you may have minimal or no recall of the procedure and have a very comfortable procedure. ...Read more

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How much does wisdom teeth removal process hurt?

Minimal amount: The actual process should not hurt at all if you have been given adequate local anesthesia or sedation with the local. After effects should be easily managed with a prescription for pain medication. Most of my patients tell me they have minimal to mild pain after wisdom tooth removal. ...Read more

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What is the wisdom teeth removal experience like?

What is the wisdom teeth removal experience like?

Oral surgeon: It varies alot. Based on age, depth of impaction, infection, skill of surgeon. For very best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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When after wisdom teeth removal will I feel normal?

Varies: It varies from patient to patient and it also varies based on the position of the tooth in the jaw bone. Usually you should feel back to normal after 1-2 weeks. Some feel fine in a couple of days. ...Read more

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What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

Start slowly: Nutrition is important for wound healing after surgery. Start with a soft diet and drink plenty of fluids. You can advance your diet and types of food as tolerated. Some people eat a regular diet immediately following surgery, while others may be more cautious and not try to resume their normal diet for several days after surgery. ...Read more

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Why am I still having pain from wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: How many days ago did you have your wisdom teeth? Patients tend to be sore for 3-7 days after wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes there is discomfort for 2 weeks depending on the patient, health issues, pain threshold, patient compliance etc. See your dds for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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When can I return to work after wisdom teeth removal?

When can I return to work after wisdom teeth removal?

Depends on you: Every surgery is different. Some are very quick and uneventful. In these cases you may be back the day after. Other surgeries require significant bone removal and are more traumatic. In these instances you may be down several days. Generally, when the bleeding has stopped and the pain under control without narcotics, you are ready to work. Older people will require more time than younger. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

It varies: Individuals react and respond differently to surgery, as some patients have an extremely high pain threshold and wisdom tooth surgery is only a minor distraction. Other patients may have a very low pain threshold and be incapacitated for a week or more from a simple uncomplicated extraction.

On the average, two to three days is the norm. ...Read more

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What should I eat the day after wisdom teeth removal?

What should I eat the day after wisdom teeth removal?

Many things: No food with particles in it -- especially chicken soup. All broths are ok. Jello, pudding, applesauce, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sherbet, yogurt (without seeds), hummus, smoothie (with whey protein), milkshake (no straw!), etc. You must be careful to protect the blood clot on the socket. If this is lost, you will get a dry socket and be in pain fer weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal a really horrible experience?

Is wisdom teeth removal a really horrible experience?

Depends: The extraction of a third molar or wisdom tooth is really not a horrible experience. However, the recovery period could be painful depending upon the severity of the impacted tooth or teeth. I would discuss this with your treating doctor to give you an idea about the condition of the teeth and their position in your mouth. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth removal will pain subside?

How long after wisdom teeth removal will pain subside?

1-2 weeks: Usually narcotic pain medication should not be needed after 3 days. Motrin and Tylenol for first week. Should not have any pain after second week. If bite shifts and bone changes around surrounding teeth you may get some temperature sensitivity. If pain worsens after 3 days you may have dry socket and need to be evaluated by dentist who extracted tooth. ...Read more

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What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

What does the procedure for wisdom teeth removal entail?

Ask oral surgeon: Depends on the tooth. Sometimes simple extraction. Sometimes raising a flap to remove bone. Sometimes local anesthesia, sometimes general anesthesia. Get a consultation from the wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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There are many problems with wisdom teeth removal! Help?

There are many problems with wisdom teeth removal! Help?

Safe: There can be complications with any procedure. Must wisdom teeth are removed without complications.
For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

How long is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

That depends: For most people the majority of the healing is completed in the first 5-6 days if you smoke or drink alcohol this will take longer. In rare cases dry socket can develop. This condition can take 2-3 weeks to heal. Following the care instructions of your oral surgeon greatly reduces the chance of developing dry socket. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how much for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: I appreciate your question but cost is determined by several factors. Just to mention a few:
1. The region where you are located
2. Difficulty - there are many types of extractions
3. Type of anesthesia used
your best bet is to have a consultation with the oral surgeon and have him answer your questions. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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. Milton Alvis, jr
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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