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Doctor insights on: How Long Till I Can Brush My Teeth After Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Dr. James Chapman
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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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Wanted to know if i can brush my teeth before wisdom teeth removal?

Wanted to know if i can brush my teeth before wisdom teeth removal?

Yes!: Any measures that improves oral hygiene before oral surgery is always good and helps prevent infection. ...Read more

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Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Can i brush teeth vigorously after wisdom teeth removal?

Brushing "Wisdom": First week, avoid adjacent molars to surgical sites. If you have an ultrasonic toothbrush, then as you approach the last molars shut it off. Gentle rinsing and gentle brushing for a week. Then resume as normal and expect some tenderness. ...Read more

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How long will the swelling last after wisdom teeth removal surgey?

How long will the swelling last after wisdom teeth removal surgey?

Within a week: The swelling should gradually decrease over a one week period. If this is not occurring i would contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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How long is there a risk of dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

How long is there a risk of dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Onset anywhere from the day of extraction to 4 days and than chances decrease..But symptoms can last long once caused. ...Read more

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How long are headaches going to stay around after wisdom teeth removal?

How long are headaches going to stay around after wisdom teeth removal?

A few days: Headaches usually disappear after a few days. However, the side effects of some pain medications can be headaches. So try to wean off these medications. ...Read more

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How long until numbness goes away after wisdom teeth removal anesthesia?

How long until numbness goes away after wisdom teeth removal anesthesia?

Depends: The answer depends on the type and amount of anesthesia used and the proximity of the nerve to the extracted tooth. If you feel your numbness is lasting longer than normal, beyond 12 hours, contact your dental provider for further examination. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth removal do I have to wait to smoke? I got 2 out on friday. They told me a week, but i'm going crazy.

How long after wisdom teeth removal do I have to wait to smoke? I got 2 out on friday. They told me a week, but i'm going crazy.

Smoking is : Never ok. However, 4 days after the surgery if no complications or pain you can go back to your daily routine. Take this opportunity to quit smoking. Save your health and money. Take care. ...Read more

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How long does the numbness last after wisdom teeth removal?

Two to 8 hours: Most common local anesthetic used is Lidocaine with Epinephrine lasting 2 to 4 hours. If a longer acting anesthetic was used it could last 6- 8 yours. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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