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Is it a bad idea to get my 4 wisdom teeth surgically removed while breastfeeding?

Is it a bad idea to get my 4 wisdom teeth surgically removed while breastfeeding?

Depends: You may be limited to the types of pain meds you can take afterwards since you are nursing. You may also be limited to the types of anesthesia offered. If you are having an acute problem then you should take care of it, but you may wan to limit the work to the tooth that is problematic. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Just had wisdom teeth extracted 10/2 taking clindamycin why can't I breast feed or can I? What are risk factors? i have Breast feed 3x already.

Breast milk: safe ?: Any medication can be transmitted by breast milk, so asking the medical professional to be certain is always best. Most medications do not get into breast milk in significant clinical concentrations to cause problems, but consult an OB/GYN health provider to be certain. ...Read more

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Wisdom extraction week ago when can I. Eat regularish food? Why does my other teeth hurt next to where wisdom teeth were. Breast feeding also

Wisdom extraction week ago when can I. Eat regularish food? Why does my other teeth hurt next to where wisdom teeth were. Breast feeding also

Eat with care: You can eat now, just being aware of not biting in that area that will cause discomfort or bleeding. Keep the area as clean as you can by gently brushing and flushing the area so food does not collect in the area. The tooth in front of that area may be sensitive due to the root surface of that tooth now being exposed during the extraction. The gums will usually heal back to cover the exposed root. ...Read more

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I've noticed one of my wisdom teeth are loose. What should I do? Also, I am currently breastfeeding, would that be affected by the treatment?

I've noticed one of my wisdom teeth are loose. What should I do? Also, I am currently breastfeeding,  would that be affected by the treatment?

Loose wisdom: A loose tooth be it a wisdom tooth or other tooth at your age is an issue that needs to be evaluated. Call your dentist and make sure you do not have some sort of infection associated with this tooth. If the tooth needs to be extracted and you are put on narcotic pain relievers you may have to pump and dump for a while. ...Read more

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Help docs! i had my wisdom teeth pulled yesterday morning and i'm dying for a cigarette. Would just one hurt?

Help docs! i had my wisdom teeth pulled yesterday morning and i'm dying for a cigarette. Would just one hurt?

Smoking risks: You have two risks. One is delayed healing and the other is cancer and other health problems. If you had a gun with one bullet and 999 empty chambers, would you aim it at your head and pull the trigger? That is your choice. Risk of one cigarette doing damage is small. That doesn't mean it's potentially not present. ...Read more

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I'm not sure, but should the back of your mouth hurt after wisdom teeth removal?

It certainly can - : You can have some referred pain from the procedure, and also some injections are given more posterior to where the surgical incisions are and you may be feeling some of the soreness from having multiple injections as well. ...Read more

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Around one of my wisdom teeth extraction areas is some puss, it does not seem to hurt any more than it should. I'm just wondering if this is normal?

Around one of my wisdom teeth extraction areas is some puss, it does not seem to hurt any more than it should. I'm just wondering if this is normal?

No: Unless there was an infection to begin with, it is not normal for pus to occur after extraction and it indicates an infection. Let your Dentist/Oral surgeon know about it. ...Read more

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I have wisdom teeth growing in. And they're growing in alright. But they hurt so bad and I'm biting on my cheeks. I don't want them removed. What can I do to stop the pain. ?

I have wisdom teeth growing in. And they're growing in alright. But they hurt so bad and I'm biting on my cheeks. I don't want them removed. What can I do to stop the pain. ?

See DDS: See the dentist, perhaps you have pericorinitis and food is getting stuck and creating a problem. The dentist will ascertain with a radiograph if the teeth are in fact coming in correctly or need to be addressed and referred to an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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