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Hot Flashes After Tooth Extraction
Wait atleast 24Hrs: Cold stimuli the first 24 hrs and warm stimuli after 24hrs is the general rule for inflamatory reduction. ...Read more
I am a teacher. After a simple tooth extraction, how many hours should I rest before teaching or testing (orally) again? When can I eat regular food again? I shouldn't use straws for how many days? How many days avoid cold/hot drinks & hot/spicy food?
Don'b be a hero: Take the day of surgery off from work. You need time for bleeding to stop, for the anesthesia to be metabolized, and to use cold compresses to minimize swelling. Follow your Dentist or Oral Surgeon's verbal and written instructions to the letter. Soft high-protein diet for a few days, then gradually titrate yourself back to your normal diet. For about a week avoid very hot, cold, spicy. ...Read more
I had a tooth extraction almost 5 days ago. Should I only brush my teeth once a day for the next two weeks or I can brush my teeth twice a day? When can I eat hot &or spicy and normal food (not only soft&liquid food) again after the tooth extraction?
After 2 weeks of tooth extraction I have this throbbing headache, jaw numb, neck is very hot and my back, head pounding 24/7?
Possible Infection: Please call your surgeon ASAP for a follow up. ...Read more
One to two weeks:
Normally it's about a week or so that the socket of the extracted tooth heals and closes as it fells up with blood that coagulate and turns into bone later, and the socket gets shallower as it heals.
If that blood clot got dislodged for amy reason, that can cause the socket not to heal.
The condition is very painful and known as dry socket.
See your dentist to get it treated. ...Read more
The extraction was: Done badly or a tooth in bad shape was extracted? Follow your dentist's written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided. ...Read more
Extraction pain: Normally from a few hours to a day or two and can range from mild to moderate (to severe). Regardless, your dentist can prescribe an appropriate pain medication to keep you comfortable. There is a wide range of post-operative recovery timetables. Was is a loose baby tooth? Simple extraction? Difficult extraction? Severely impacted wisdom tooth? Your pain threshold? Etc. No simple answer here. ...Read more
Few days: Most of the time the pain should not be noticeable with proper medication (pain killers and antibiotics) and dental care, complicated surgical procedures requiring opening of the gums and cutting bone may take a little longer, a week or two, and may need stronger medications. Your dentist should be able to give you a better idea depending on you particular case. ...Read more
Varies: Some extractions can be quite traumatic to the surrounding tissues, while others have virtually no pain at all. If you are having severe pain, call your dentist and be seen. One condition (dry socket) can become apparent 3-10 days after the procedure and be very painful. Some measures can be taken to relieve the pain. Call for a follow-up visit and let your dentist help. ...Read more
TLC: You don't want to irritate the extraction site al all. Soft foods don't take much chewing force and tend to allow the wound to heal more quickly. ...Read more
Nope: Pressure receptors tend to inhibit pain receptors, so the pressure of the chewing helps alleviate the pain from the extraction. ...Read more
Tooth extraction: Is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. It is normal to have slight fever. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. Muscle spasm and limited range of motion of the jaw are minor complications. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Get well soon. ...Read more
Return to your Dr.: Without seeing the "tooth shell", it is hard to know what that is, but it sounds like you already had a dentist who removed the tooth for you. Sometimes, a small fragment of separated bone can come out to the surface on its own, or it could be something your dentist placed for tissue healing but dislodged. If you return to the doctor who saw you for extraction, you will quickly find out. ...Read more
If the cleaning around the extraction site is done too aggressively there is danger of irritating the site. It is also possible to push debris into the site which could delay healing or cause an infection.
Depending upon how long ago the extraction was done it is best to either delay the cleaning or to avoid the area immediately adjacent to the extraction site. ...Read more
It can be: I can not see where this would be a problem, but you can always see the dentist for a post op visit. ...Read more
Find why: How to cope with missing tooth depends on the issue you have after losing a tooth. Do you feel depressed? Or you don't feel you look the same any more? Or chewing is compromised? If function or appearance issues, your dentist can help you by finding a way to place a new tooth where you lost yours. If your mood has changed, you may need to see your doctor for a referral for a specific service. ...Read more
Spicy foods after...: It depends on how soon after tooth extraction. Immediately after oral surgery, you should be on a liquid diet, then a very soft diet, and gradually returning to a normal diet over several days. Spicy foods may cause discomfort or a burning sensation, but probably won't cause any serious injury. The consistency is more important than the spiciness. Good luck! ...Read more
Hummmmm: I would be careful if an upper molar was extracted. The air could cause pressure changes in the sinus and cause an opening between the sinus and mouth thriough the socket. Either take a few days off, or very low pressures. Otherwise, CPAP should not be a problem for the remainder of the mouth. ...Read more
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