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How Can You Tell If You Are Recovering Correctly After Wisdom Teeth Removal
No pain: Most people have pain for 2-3 days and be uncomfortable or aware for up to a week. You had 4 big teeth yanked out of your head and they leave big holes that have to fill in from the bottom up.Hopefully you got instructions on what symptoms to call about. Homeopathic arnica and hypericum can help a lot. Persistent pain or a nagging feeling that something isn't right merit a call to your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Depends a lot on the first 3 hours = bite firm on cotton over this extraction site, and use ice on the outside of the face next to the extraction site. Next day use warm moist compresses on the face next to the extraction site. Do not smoke. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth: Depending on the severity of the surgery most patients after wisdom teeth surgery feel ready to return to school or work in 1-3 days. Some folks may not want to around others if their face is swollen or they feel lousy. Everyone heals at a different rate. Return to your daily activities slowly and allow your body time to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try an Ice Pack: Often the post-operative pain is due to swelling. The use of cold will often reduce swelling and in turn reduce the discomfort. If the teeth were not impacted (below the gumline), and were "straight-forward" and quick removals, then the use of ice packs may be sufficient. Note: do not damage your skin with a frost-bite. Place a cloth between your skin and the ice pack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recovery varies...: On difficulty of the surgery, age and health of patient, etc. My general rule: you can return to school when your food and fluid intake is adequate and you are no longer requiring narcotic pain medication during the day. Use non-narcotic pain meds to take the edge off any persistent discomfort when at school. At 44, you might need an extra day or two compared to a teen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk with dds: Some suggestions include eat lightly and drink fluids. I have also heard that coke can help... Not pepsi.. Best of luck... Maybe others can have better suggestions.. ...Read more
Ice and Rest: Icepacks applied to the face immediately following surgery will help reduce the swelling. On the days following surgery, moist heat packs applied to the face will help decrease the swelling and muscle soreness. Eating fresh pineapple and papaya are foods that have been reported to help reduce bruising. ...Read more
Can you please tell me if i will expect more pain after wisdom teeth removal because i take birth control?
No difference: In post-operative pain or healing. However, for women, taking oral contraceptives has been shown to increase the risk of developing dry socket. Scheduling your treatment when estrogen levels are lowest or inactive (during the last week of the menstrual cycle) has been found to reduce the risk dramatically. http://wisdomteethchicago.net/birth-control-dry-socket-and-wisdom-tooth-extraction-11823/. ...Read more
Left jaw is hurting/swelling 1 month after wisdom teeth removal. I was pretty much fully recovered until this morning. Cant open or chew Talking hurts?
About 7 days : is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If after 7 days no improvement, see your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: The recovery time is dependent on the degree of complexity and level of impaction, but this is a standard procedure that is done every day. Your surgeon will be able to tell you more based on your situation. ...Read more
Oral hygiene: The healthier your tissues, the quicker and easier the surgery, the more uneventful the recovery. Make sure you brush twice daily & floss daily for weeks before the surgery. Then follow all of your oral surgeon's post-operative instructions to the letter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-2 weeks: If you are young and healthy the surgical sites should be healed enough to be symptom free in 1-2 weeks. Make sure that you follow all post op instructions so that there will be a minimal risk of complications. Full healing of the areas will take about 3 months. ...Read more
Pleasant dreams: Once you are evaluated for surgery, your medical history will be studied for any health issues. At the time of surgery, they will give you something in the vein in your arm or hand. This will put you in a light sleep allowing you to relax and dream through the extraction of your wisdom teeth. It will be over before you know it and you will not remember anything from the operation. Soon normal. ...Read more
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