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How long does bleeding last after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long does bleeding last after wisdom teeth extraction?

Extraction : Most wisdomm tooth extractions are sutured and there may be pink in the saliva up to 24 hours. Just bite ona tea bag and it should stop, if it doesn't go to a doctor asap. If you are getting red in the saliva from active bleeding go to a doctor or hospital immediate. ...Read more

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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more


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How long should numbness last after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long should numbness last after wisdom teeth extraction?

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

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How long does trismus usually last after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long does trismus usually last after wisdom teeth extraction?

It varies: Depending on how severe the teeth were impacted and how difficult they were to remove, 1-2 weeks would be expected. ...Read more

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Throat swelling after wisdom teeth extraction? How long should it last?

Throat swelling after wisdom teeth extraction?  How long should it last?

Little over a week: It takes 2 weeks for healing of tissue and so after wisdom teeth extraction any discomfort and swelling should get less and less and mostly gone in 2 weeks post op if there is no secondary infection. If swelling stays the same or gets larger please see your dentist asap. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain from wisdom teeth extraction, how long will it last?

What to do if I have pain from wisdom teeth extraction, how long will it last?

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 OTC. For severe pain, take the prescribed medication as directed. The pain should subside considerably over the next 2-3 days. ...Read more

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How long will the pain from wisdom teeth extraction last?

How long will the pain from wisdom teeth extraction last?

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

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50 hours passed after wisdom teeth extraction, i feel no pain and there is no bleeding at all.. Is it safe to eat a sandwich now?

50 hours passed after wisdom teeth extraction, i feel no pain and there is no bleeding at all.. Is it safe to eat a sandwich now?

Softer foods: Even though you do not have pain continue to be a bit cautious, especially if you have stitches. Have a sandwich if you can eat this comfortably. Use your common sense when eating during healing. ...Read more

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Is bleeding 6 days post wisdom teeth extraction alright?

Is bleeding 6 days post wisdom teeth extraction alright?

Possibly: Have the surgeon who extracted the tooth take a look. In the meantime, bite on a sterile gauze for 15 minutes to help control the bleeding. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long does it take to recover after wisdom teeth extraction?

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

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I'm wondering how long does it take for the hurting to go away after wisdom teeth extraction?

I'm wondering how long does it take for the hurting to go away after wisdom teeth extraction?

48 hours normal: The discomfort will typically be greatest in the first 48 hours. If you ice the area during this period, you can greatly reduce it. Right after surgery our body produces pain chemicals and send them to the wounded area. By icing the area, you can greatly limit the arrival of these pain particles, thus reducing pain. After 48 hours, pain is less everyday. If worsened, there is likely other cause. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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