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I am experiencing sever jaw (tissue & bone), gland, throat, and entire inside of mouth pain. Is this normal for 2nd day after 5 impacted teeth removal?

I am experiencing sever jaw (tissue & bone), gland, throat, and entire inside of mouth pain. Is this normal for 2nd day after 5 impacted teeth removal?

Normal: Usually the third day after surgery is the worst and then it starts to get better. Bone removal that is necessary for the extraction of impacted teeth causes pain and swelling. Antibiotics are probably good idea. Rinsing with very warm salt water is very helpful. Applying heat, like with a heating pad, helps a lot. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Impacted wisdom teeth removal. Does it hurt a lot?

Impacted wisdom teeth removal. Does it hurt a lot?

No: No. Not during, or after. Pain managed well with local or IV anesthesia and postop pain meds. For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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How long for a full recovery after impacted wisdom teeth removal?

How long for a full recovery after impacted wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Recovery time varies greatly depending upon the difficulty of the impaction, the skill of the surgeon, the health of the patient and the age of the patient. Generally speaking most patients are fine after 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Not impacted wisdom teeth removal. How long would it take to recover?

Not impacted wisdom teeth removal. How long would it take to recover?

1-7 days: Depends on what your definition of recovery is, and the exact post-operative care you did. My patients can go to work the next day without pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a impacted wisdom teeth removal?

How long does it take to recover from a impacted wisdom teeth removal?

1-2 weeks: If you are young and healthy the surgical sites should be healed enough to be symptom free in 1-2 weeks. Make sure that you follow all post op instructions so that there will be a minimal risk of complications. Full healing of the areas will take about 3 months. ...Read more

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Impacted wisdom teeth removal - after care suggestions?

Impacted wisdom teeth removal - after care suggestions?

Wisdom tooth : Follow the post op instructions given by the extracting dentist. No smoking. Soft diet. Take the pain medications as directed. No strenuous activities for the first few days. Talk to your surgeon about any concerns you have. ...Read more

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Can they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

Can they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

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

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Hi docs, would they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

Hi docs, would they put me under general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth removal?

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

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I had dressing to treat dry socket after impacted wisdom teeth removal. Dressing removed 2 days. Still have dull pulsing pain on one side. Is this ok?

I had dressing to treat dry socket after impacted wisdom teeth removal. Dressing removed 2 days. Still have dull pulsing pain on one side. Is this ok?

The rule of thumb: The gauze packing should be removed and replaced every 24 hours until symptoms subside. If concerned see your surgeon for management. ...Read more

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