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How many shots like novocaine do they give for wisdom teeth?

How many shots like novocaine do they give for wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth: Extraction should be done by oral surgeon. They are better, quicker, and the only dentist who can do IV sedation, so you don't get novocaine shots. Iv sedation = less pain & faster surgery & less bleeding. How many novacaine shots? As much as needed. Ouch. ...Read more

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Help docs! I had six novocaine shots today because I was going to get my wisdom teeth removed but it didn't end up happening?

Help docs! I had six novocaine shots today because I was going to get my wisdom teeth removed but it didn't end up happening?

It will pass: The anesthesia will pass. Be careful not to chew your cheek / tongue / lips in the meantime. May take up to 8 hours to wear off. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about wisdom teeth pulled done by novocaine or lidocaine?

Can you tell me about wisdom teeth pulled done by novocaine or lidocaine?

Common Procedure: Novocaine or Lidocaine are one of several types of local anesthetics administered to anesthetize or numb the areas where the teeth are to be removed. Many patients have wisdom teeth surgery just with local anesthesia and do well. You will be able to feel the sensation of pressure and be fully aware of the procedure, but should not feel any pain (sharp sensation). ...Read more

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Is it painful to get wisdom teeth pulled with only nitrous and novocaine and no IV sedation?

Is it painful to get wisdom teeth pulled with only nitrous and novocaine and no IV sedation?

No.: I routinely use only local anesthetic. The reasons for using IV sedation are anxiety/pain control, administration of steroids to control swelling and, possibly, for access to a vein for administration of emergency drugs if the patient has health complications. Nitrous controls anxiety and offers some pain control. The real control of pain and anxiety is informed consent and local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Could you give info about have your wisdom teeth pulled?

Could you give info about have your wisdom teeth pulled?

Very common: However, the extraction of wisdom teeth involves a surgical procedure that is far from a simple tooth extraction. Many patients require the treatment by an oral surgeon. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon. ...Read more

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How is wisdom teeth removed do they put u to sleep will I feel them removi g them? N what will they give u afterwards.

How is wisdom teeth removed do they put u to sleep will I feel them removi g them? N what will they give u afterwards.

Oral surgeon: Does IV concious sedation, you ll be happy, sedated, but not fully asleep. No pain during extraction. Pain after surgery (worse in 1st 3 days) they'll mostvprobably give you vicodin initially. Expect soreness for a week. Not too bad. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with my wisdom teeth pain?

Can you give me suggestions with my wisdom teeth pain?

See a dentist: If you are having pain associated with your wisdom teeth, the best suggestion and/or advice would be for you to see a dentist for evaluation and recommendations for indicated treatment. In the interim, try to keep the area around and over the affected wisdom tooth or teeth clean. Warm salt water rinses may help and you can take an otc pain med as tolerated until you can see a dentist. ...Read more

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Do they always put you to sleep for wisdom teeth or do they just give u local anethtic?

Do they always put you to sleep for wisdom teeth or do they just give u local anethtic?

Not always: Depends on the tooth position and how difficult it would be to extract it. Many times a local would work just fine. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extraction, what kind of pain medication do docs give for this?

OTC & Rx medications: Prescription painkillers alone like Norco, Vicodin may not be as effective as an OTC combo like Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen). Ask your dentist/surgeon for more information about pain control. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! Why are my wisdom teeth giving me so much pain?

I really need some answers! Why are my wisdom teeth giving me so much pain?

Panoramic x-ray: And examination by your dentist will determine if there is enough room for the wisdom teeth to come in or they will remain trapped in the jawbone. It will answer your question precisely. ...Read more

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Does every dentist have to give you an IV when you get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Does every dentist have to give you an IV when you get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Depends: This depends on several factors. How difficult will the extractions be. Does the patient have a high anxiety level. It all depends on the comfort level of the patient. I have taken out wisdom teeth that were very difficult on some patients and they were fine with just local anesthetic. Other patients need very heavy sedation. Find a dentist or oral surgeon that is willing to discuss this with you. ...Read more

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I went pharmacy for tooth pain caused because of horizontal wisdom teeth they give me Olfen-75 SR is it safe said to take 1 tablet twice a day?

I went pharmacy for tooth pain caused because of horizontal wisdom teeth they give me Olfen-75 SR is it safe said to take 1 tablet twice a day?

Safe, unless...: Safe, unless you have one of the contraindications for this medicine, or are taking one of the medications it can react with. You should consult your Physician before taking any medication. Also note that this medication is an anti-inflammatory and pain killer primarily used for soft tissue sports injuries. The only way to resolve your problem is removal of wisdom tooth. See an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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I am a health care worker & routinely we give robinul iv 2 our wisdom teeth cases & if a Pt has glaucoma Dr should not administer this drug correct?

I am a health care worker & routinely we give robinul iv 2 our wisdom teeth cases & if a Pt has glaucoma Dr should not administer this drug correct?

Your OMFS: Is highly trained in anesthesia and will have evaluated the patients history. If you fear (s)he has missed this condition, ask him/her about it in private. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to get a vaccine shot a couple days after wisdom teeth removal?

Would it be acceptable to get a vaccine shot a couple days after wisdom teeth removal?

Generally ok: Not usually a problem however why are you getting the vaccine? The doctor that is giving you the vaccine will be able to answer this question the best. ...Read more

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Having wisdom teeth taken out this week. I take 8mg Valium/day for panic. Been on benzos for 3 years. Will I be ok taking the pain meds they give me?

Wrong person: Asking the wrong person. With your medical history your extractions should be scheduled with a specialist, an Oral Surgeon, rather than a generalist. All prescription & OTC Meds, vitamins, supplements, & homeopathic remedies should be written down and presented to the specialist in advance of your surgery. This list, coupled w your pre-surgical examination, is required to answer your question. ...Read more

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When getting wisdom teeth pulled out, do they put you to sleep or give you a local anesthetic?

When getting wisdom teeth pulled out, do they put you to sleep or give you a local anesthetic?

Either way: Whichever you feel the most comfortable with is the way you should go. If you are put to sleep, local anesthetic is still used. ...Read more

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I am a man who just had two wisdom teeth removed, how long do I have to wait to give cunnilingus? Worried about sti's...

I am a man who just had two wisdom teeth removed, how long do I have to wait to give cunnilingus? Worried about sti's...

At least, 6-8 wks...: No one knows the exact timing to start oral sex after wisdom teeth extraction. Since wisdom teeth removal tends to be more extensive than that of others and oral sex is optional and non-urgent, from surgical standpoint, it's reasonable to refrain from it for 6-8 weeks so allowing the surgically damaged tissue undergoing optimal healing. But if in doubt, ask surgeon timely.

Best wish...Always. ...Read more

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Bottom wisdom teeth removed. The doctor didn't give me a prescription for pain relief medicine. Can you guys recommend what I should get?

Bottom wisdom teeth removed. The doctor didn't give me a prescription for pain relief medicine. Can you guys recommend what I should get?

OTC meds: If surgeon feels that trauma from surgery is minimal, it is preferable to recommend NSAID medications for pain control, like Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) for inflammatory pain control. 800mg of Ibuprofen >> Codeine for dental pain. If allergic to aspirin, nsaids, or taking blood thinners, you can opt for Acetaminophen (paracetamol). If you have pain following surgery, you should contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Does the mouth wash they give you after having your wisdom teeth removed burn/cause pain. It's 0.12% of medicine I can't remember the name as of now?

Does the mouth wash they give you after having your wisdom teeth removed burn/cause pain. It's 0.12% of medicine I can't remember the name as of now?

Chlorhexidine: The mouthwash you were likely given is 0.12% Chlorhexidine and goes by the names of perioguard or perished. It can cause a little burning due to its alcohol content especially is you rinse too aggressively or for too long of time. Think of how listerine burns your gums when you rinse with it. The keys are to rinse gently for about 30 seconds two times per day (unless your doctor said differently) ...Read more

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My son had his wisdom teeth taken out yesterday. He is now running a 101.1 fever. Can I give his motrin while he is on oxycodone?

My son had his wisdom teeth taken out yesterday. He is now running a 101.1 fever. Can I give his motrin while he is on oxycodone?

Yes: Motrin will help but make sure he is sufficiently hydrated by drinking lots of water. Dehydration is a very common cause of elevated temperature after oral surgery. ...Read more

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When getting your wisdom teeth removed, how come some dentists give you an IV & laughing gas while others just the laughing gas? Is one way vs. The other better? What's the difference?

When getting your wisdom teeth removed, how come some dentists give you an IV & laughing gas while others just the laughing gas? Is one way vs. The other better? What's the difference?

Impacted: There are varying degrees of difficulty when removing wisdom teeth. If the wisdom tooth is erupted into the mouth and not impacted, they can be very easy to extract in the general dentist's office with just n2o and local anesthesia. If the teeth are severely impacted, it is best to have IV sedation. ...Read more

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My son is going under general anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction. He always gets horrible indigestion from anesthesia. What's the best thing to give him? He wakes up immediately with dry heaves.

Talk to MD: Your anesthesiologist should be able to treat this in a preventative manner before the operation. Discuss previous anesthetics and your concerns before the operation. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like when your wisdom teeth are coming through?

What exactly does it feel like when your wisdom teeth are coming through?

Pain/swelling: Many times no symptoms. Other times variable pain and swelling. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by the wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the wisdom teeth removal operation like?

What is the wisdom teeth removal operation like?

Not bad: I had it myself and not bad. I was given some "laughing gas" and local anesthesia. Had the teeth removed. I was given a pain killer which I did not take. I iced like crazy and did fine. Was one of the easiet recoveries as far as surguries. ...Read more

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What willit feel like after getting your wisdom teeth pulled?

Swelling/soreness: Depending on the position of the teeth you may have soreness and swelling especially if they are under the gums and have some bone around them. If they are erupted and are sitting right behind your other teeth, the extractions should not be too difficult. That being said, it is difficult to predict how sore and swollen a person will be after the surgery. ...Read more

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How should my gums look like after the removing my wisdom teeth?

How should my gums look like after the removing my wisdom teeth?

Wisdom tooth removal: Initially, you will feel some soreness and see some swelling and redness
depending upon the difficulty of the extraction. Also expect some initial oozing of blood. If the teeth were completely impacted you will notice some sutures holding the gum flaps together. Otherwise there will be a socket filled with a blood clot. In approximately 2-4 weeks everything will look and feel normal again. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be sedated for a wisdom teeth removal?

What does it feel like to be sedated for a wisdom teeth removal?

Comfortable: Basically you will be totally unaware of having the teeth removed. Generally an IV sedation is used so you feel like you go to sleep and wake up when the procedure is completed. ...Read more

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