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How Long Until Numbness Goes Away After Wisdom Teeth Removal Anesthesia
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
Wisdom teeth: After wisdom teeth extractions the numbness and bleeding my last for a couple of hours. In case it lasts longer than you need to call your dentist right away. ...Read more
Numbness: If the numbness last longer than 3 hours post op (id does not go away) you need to return to the oral surgeon ASAP. Paresthesia may last 6 wks to 6 mos or be permanent. The sooner it is diagnosed the better the outcome and sometimes micro surgery is needed to reattach the two ends of the nerve if the nerve was severed. Pinched/crushed nerves recover w/o surgery. ...Read more
Ok: Ok, but in most cases it is not nessasary. Talk to your dentist for the best solution. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. General anesthesia is routine used by board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeons. Make sure your doc is an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Depends: Likely local will be used but it may be in combination with some IV or oral sedation. Just talk to your provider to find out what your options are. ...Read more
I.v. sedation: The best course of action is to discuss the anesthesia plan with your anesthesia doctor prior to surgery. Wisdom tooth extraction can be done safely and pain free with I.V. Sedation, without the need for a breathing tube. General anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction will require a breathing tube and because of this can be associated with additional risks. ...Read more
Varies: Depends on the severity of the wisdom tooth impaction. I often remove wisdom teeth in my clinic with nitrous oxide and the local anesthetic articaine. If they are partially or completely impacted, an oral surgeon may use IV sedation and local anesthetic. This is a good option because you are not conscious of the procedure but not all the way under like general anesthesia. ...Read more
Conscious sedation: You will be under conscious sedation which means you will be given medication to make you drowsy and relaxed then medication for pain control. You will be awake but will not remember much. ...Read more
It is your choise: Wisdom teeth surgery routinely done in the dentist's or oral surgeon's office. The appropriate anesthesia for your surgery is the key for success. It depends on the complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction (s) and your own comfort level. After the surgery you will receive instruction and medication for speedy recovery and healing. Rec.: choose an experience dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more
NO: You definitely do not want to smoke pot before getting wisdom teeth removed. The smoke actually irritates your lungs and airways (that's why you cough when smoking) and can make anesthesia more dangerous. In addition, it is a depressant, so it makes it hard to guess drug interactions. The only medicine used for anesthesia is what the doctor gives. ...Read more
I was wondering if it is normal to still be numb below the bottom lip after 12 hours of wisdom teeth removal?
Not usual: I would immediately call your oral surgeon for guidance. ...Read more
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
Depends: Some of the factors that can affect the degree and duration of swelling following removal of wisdom teeth may include whether or not they were impacted, the experience and technique of the surgeon, whether or not anti-inflammatory meds were administered, your physical status, and how well you follow postop instructions. Generally by the third day postop the swelling will be at its peak. ...Read more
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.
That depends: For most people the majority of the healing is completed in the first 5-6 days if you smoke or drink alcohol this will take longer. In rare cases dry socket can develop. This condition can take 2-3 weeks to heal. Following the care instructions of your oral surgeon greatly reduces the chance of developing dry socket. ...Read more
Anytime: You may brush your teeth at anytime. ...Read more
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
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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