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How can you tell if you are recovering correctly after wisdom teeth removal?

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 more

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Dr. James Krick
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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


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Can i tell me how i can recover after wisdom teeth removal?

Can i tell me how i can recover after wisdom teeth removal?

Follow instructions: The surgeon who removes the teeth will give you specific instructions to aid you in recovery. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from wisdom teeth removal?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from wisdom teeth removal?

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

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Can you tell me exactly when is the right time to go back to school after wisdom teeth removal?

Can you tell me exactly when is the right time to go back to school after wisdom teeth removal?

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 more

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Can you tell me if there are alternatives to tablets for pain relief after wisdom teeth removal?

Can you tell me if there are alternatives to tablets for pain relief after wisdom teeth removal?

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 more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I go back to school after wisdom teeth removal?

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 more

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Can i tell me how i can avoid vomiting after wisdom teeth removal?

Can i tell me how i can avoid vomiting after wisdom teeth removal?

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

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How to tell if you have a dry socket or infection after wisdom teeth removal?

How to tell if you have a dry socket or infection after wisdom teeth removal?

Dry socket: The only way to tell for sure is to have the extraction site examined. See your dentist or oral surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to reduce swelling and bruising after wisdom teeth removal?

Could you tell me what's the best way to reduce swelling and bruising after wisdom teeth removal?

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

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Can you please tell me if i will expect more pain after wisdom teeth removal because i take birth control?

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

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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