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How Long After My Wisdom Teeth Extraction Before Can I Brush My Teeth With Toothpaste Again
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wisdom teeth extraction a week ago. Feeling is back. My tongue did get bruised but now theres 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
Until it heals: Every extraction is different as is how a patient heals. Follow your dentist's post op instructions. ...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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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