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How Long After My Wisdom Teeth Extraction Before Can I Brush My Teeth With Toothpaste Again
The next day: You should have had some instructions from the dentist explaining this to you. You can start brushing the next day, but be careful around the extraction sites as they are tender, sore and easily abraded and can bleed readily. ...Read more
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The same day: Maintaining good oral hygiene is important. You can brush all of your teeth except where your teeth were removed the day of surgery. I advise my patients to brush lightly over the extraction sites the first day after surgery and resume normal brushing on the second postoperative day. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth extraction a week ago. Feeling is back. My tongue did get bruised but now there's a big lump and also stings badly when using toothpaste?
Bruised: Everything should continue to heal in time. Avoid spicy, acidic foods and in this case toothpaste (if necessary) until your tongue feels better. If need be, have your dentist take a look at the extraction sites and the tongue if not completely healed soon. ...Read more
24-48 hours: At least 24-48 hours after the wisdom teeth extraction, you should avoid very hot or cold drinks, including sodas and solid foods. Take care. ...Read more
Whenever: There is no specific time period that is necessary to wait to have a filling done. It is mostly when you will be comfortable enough and able to open your mouth for further work and the urgency of your other dental treatment. Discuss this matter with your own dentist who is most aware of your particular dental needs. ...Read more
Varies: Complexity of removal and degree of infection or impaction influence healing, but most patients are functional within a week while healing continues. Get it behind you while you are young and healthy. ...Read more
2-3 days: The removal of impacted teeth is a surgical procedure and post-operative pain is a common complaint. For moderate pain take NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. For severe pain, take the prescribed medication as directed. The pain should subside considerably over the next 2-3 days. ...Read more
7-10 days: However, if you are experiencing throbbing pain you may have a dry socket. Contact your dentist if the pain is keeping you up at night. ...Read more
How severe?: I have first hand experienced getting a numbness in my tongue when my wisdom tooth was extracted at age 17. Half of my tongue was numb for few years and now after 23 years it is much better still not back to normal. It all depends on how severely the nerve is damaged. Sometimes it is very transient lasting from days to months and sometimes for many years. I hope no one ever experiences it! ...Read more
Swelling: Using ice 20 min on and 20 min off for the first three days after removal and sleeping at 45 degrees (four firm pillows) for the first three days helps prevent any swelling. Swelling should last about a week or less if it occurs. ...Read more
Depends: Some patients have no pain and some have a ton. Some are great the next day, and some develop dry socket. I have found that typically the younger the patients are, the better they heal and the less pain they have. It is also directly related to the extent of the surgical procedure. Some 3rd molar surgeries are extensive. Contact your surgeon and they might have a ballpark figure. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Varies: Every patient responds and recovers differently from any surgical procedure. Recovery may be dependent upon the degree of difficulty of your surgery, your health and your perception and tolerance to pain. One patient may have four impacted wisdom teeth removed and have no down time while another patient can have an erupted tooth removed and require several days of recovery. ...Read more
A day or two.: I agree with dr. Goodrick. As an oral surgeon I tell my patients to wait at least 2 days before working out and then if the increased cardiac output causes discomfort to make your workout lighter until the discomfort is no longer there. For some runners and people who do heavy workouts that may be as long a 7 to 10 days. ...Read more
Post Op Instructions: That depends upon what you call normal and the difficulty of the extraction, along with your medical history. You should discuss this with the dentist who will be or has removed your teeth. Written and oral instructions are usually given to patients following the procedure. ...Read more
It May Depend: How soon you can eat "normal" foods following wisdom teeth removal may depend on how many teeth were removed as well as the location of the teeth (one side of the jaw or both sides). Another possible consideration would be what your consider to be normal foods as we are in a society where diets vary from person to person. ...Read more
Healing from surgery: It depends on your overall health. If you are a healthy individual with no other health problems it takes 2 days usually before you are able to move around and do regular activities. If you have other health issues you may need more time (it took me 7 days because I didn't handle the medication well) so the main thing is to follow your doctor's instructions, don't smoke and rest a lot. ...Read more
Varies: Well, the best answer is that you should never smoke again! However, for a simple wisdom tooth extraction, about 5 days is usually ideal. If the extraction was surgical and complicated, a little longer would be helpful. Most people, however, start smoking the same day, regardless of what their doctor said, & they often have problems healing. Do your best to stop for as long as you can! Good luck. ...Read more
This varies from case to case based upon the difficulty of the extraction, skill of the surgeon and whether it was infected or not. Also the patients pain tolerance can influence it.
Generally speaking 3-7 days. ...Read more
Early: This can happen in 48-72 hours. Not usually later. Please call the oral surgeon who did the procedure if you are having problems. ...Read more
I was wondering how long I had to wait to eat foods such as berries with seeds, popcorn, and nuts after a wisdom teeth extraction.
Follow directions.: Many people are fine to resume normal after a few days. It depends on the extent of the surgery and effective wound closure (for your teeth in particular), your immune system, rate of healing, and what you mean by normal foods. Discuss with your surgeon any question prior to your surgery so you can plan to follow post-op instructions closely and heal faster and better. ...Read more
How long does referred pain in other teeth last after wisdom teeth extraction? I am day 11 post op and feeling pain in two teeth nearby.
Depends: Depends on the cause of the pain, which cannot be determined without an examination. Your Surgeon is responsible for post-surgical care. ...Read more
Facial swelling taking very long to subside after wisdom teeth extraction... it has been 3 months already and its only maybe 50% back to normal?
Must see the surgeon: This is highly unusual and probably is being caused by an infection and possibly a fracture of the jaw. A follow up visit with the surgeon and new X-ray to determine the cause is important. If a definitive diagnosis is not obtained seek a 2nd opinion but do not delay. ...Read more
When you're up to it: Since every extraction is different and people heal at different rates, you may or may not be up to it for a few days. ...Read more
That depends: Do you require them to be removed surgucally? Non surgical extractions, barring any post operative complications, recovery is typically 5-7 days. Surgical extractions recovery can take up to two weeks. The worst of it is usually 2-3 days out and then tapers from there. You should take any medications as prescribed as they are meant to assist you with pain management. ...Read more
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