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Is it normal to have sore muscles after wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it normal to have sore muscles after wisdom teeth extraction?

Quite common: Soreness of some of the muscles that assist in the opening and closing of the jaws is fairly common after the removal of wisdom teeth. Moist heat applied to the affected areas will help reduce some of the soreness. ...Read more

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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


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Is it normal for other teeth to hurt after a wisdom teeth removal?

Is it normal for other teeth to hurt after a wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: They may be sore or achy for a while afterward. Usually this lasts for only a few days. ...Read more

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Is it normal for teeth to hurt after having braces removed?

Is it normal for teeth to hurt after having braces removed?

Yes: Some discomfort for the first few days after having braces removed is normal. Removing the bands and brackets puts some force an the teeth, plus removing the excess orthodontic cement shakes them up a bit. You can take motrin, advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) the same way you do for a headache. The discomfort should resolve within a few days. ...Read more

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How likely is it that my lip/tongue go numb after having wisdom teeth removed?

How likely is it that my lip/tongue go numb after having wisdom teeth removed?

Very slim: But it does happen, from time to time, through no fault of your dentist or surgeon. Those are the risks of the surgery. Each tooth and jay is different, so the risk is not the same for everyone. ...Read more

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How much swelling is normal after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

How much swelling is normal after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Depends: If the wisdom teeth are all erupted (visible) then slight to moderate swelling for about 4 days. If the teeth are all impacted (underneath the gums) then expect moderate or greater swelling for a longer period of time. Also, a lot depends on your own healing rate and age. Some people heal and swell less than others and often younger heal quicker. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still feel pain 5 days after wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes: However, if the pain is significant you may have a "dry socket". This is easily treated by packing the socket with a eugenol dressing. Usually it feels better almost immediately. Call you dentist or oral surgeon and have them take a look. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tooth pain after wisdom tooth removal?

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Is it normal to have tooth pain after wisdom tooth removal?

It is "normal": The removal of impacted teeth is a serious surgical procedure and post surgery pain in some cases, may last up to 7 - 14 days before completely subsiding. Take NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get tooth pain after bleaching my teeth?

Is it normal to get tooth pain after bleaching my teeth?

Can Be: The bleaching material draws moisture from the tiny tubes in the tooth which can lead to incresed sensitivity. ...Read more

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Is it normal that your teeth hurt after flossing?

Flossing: If you do not floss properly, it is possible to injure the gum tissue. This will cause pain because the floss can cut the fibers that attach the gum tissue to the tooth. Check with your dentist or dental hygienist to learn the proper way to floss without damaging the gum tissue. Also have a thorough examination, as the pain may be due to the presence of periodontal disease. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it hurt after you have wisdom teeth pulled?

How long is it supposed to it hurt after you have wisdom teeth pulled?

It depends: This will depend on your particular case. You should follow the instructions that your oral surgeon gives you. For a simple extraction you may have pain for a few days. You will have pain for a longer period of time if your wisdom teeth were impacted and the surgeon had to surgically remove them. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have stomach pain after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Is it normal to have stomach pain after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Possible: Some medications can cause this side effect. But you may want to be evaluated by an md if this persists. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your throat to hurt when wisdom teeth come in?

Not unusual.: As the wisdom tooth cuts through the gum it causes inflammation. The inflammation can cause a sore throat if it is severe enough. Once the tooth is all the way through the gum, it should get better. Warm salt water rinses (8 ounces warm water w/ 1/2 teaspoon of salt) and over-the-counter pain meds can help. Sometimes an antibiotic can help. See your dentist if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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Is it normal to faint after having your wisdom tooth removed?

Is it normal to faint after having your wisdom tooth removed?

Possible: Not commonplace but it happens. If there is a very nervous patient, loss of blood, hypoglycemia from not eating hrs before the surgery, as being in a supine position for a while during the procedure, all or any of these things can contribute to fainting. Also the Epinephrine in local anesthesia can contribute. ...Read more

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Is it common 2 weeks after having wisdom teeth pulled the gums to enlarge?

Is it common 2 weeks after having wisdom teeth pulled the gums to enlarge?

Have DDS check: You should check with the dentist who extracted the teeth to be sure you are not developing an infection in the area or have a bone chip working its way through. ...Read more

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Could having your wisdom teeth pulled hurt?

Talk to your dentist: They usually will not hurt during the procedure, unless they are extremely infected, in which case the anesthetic may not work as well. Talk to your dentist or oral surgeon and determine if being "asleep" during the procedure would be beneficial. Post operative discomfort is often greater with more difficult extractions (when bone needs to be removed to gain access to the teeth). ...Read more

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Could it hurt to get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

Not during.: When performed by an experienced dentist, the discomfort and post operative pain will be minimal, even with difficult wisdom teeth extractions. Your best bet is to see an oral surgeon, but there are many general dentists who are more than capable of performing wisdom teeth extractions. ...Read more

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How much does getting your wisdom teeth pulled hurt?

How much does getting your wisdom teeth pulled hurt?

Some discomfort: You should not feel any pain during wisdom tooth extraction. The dentist can use nitrous oxide, local anesthetic, or even IV sedation to make it an easy experience for you. After extraction, the dentist will give you a prescription for a few days to ease the pain. You will feel some discomfort for a couple weeks but it should improve gradually daily. It's not as bad as people make it out to be. ...Read more

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How much does getting your wisdom teeth pulled hurt?

IT depends: On the difficulty of the extractions and the patients tolerance to pain. Every one and every situation is different. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How bad willit really hurt to get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Varies: Post operative pain is generally related to the trauma incurred during the procedure. The trauma is related to the preoperative condition of the surgical site. If a wisdom tooth is impacted by soft tissue less trauma occurs than if it is impacted in bone. If the tooth is erupted there is even less trauma. The best information can be gained by discussing your case with your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How much does it hurt after you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Depends: Each individual perceives and handles pain differently. There is obviously some level of discomfort with wisdom teeth surgery. Some patients report an uneventful postoperative recovery and others may experience significant discomfort. Factors affecting this may include the level of difficulty in removing the teeth, type of anesthesia used, and pain medication prescribed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how bad does getting wisdom teeth pulled hurt?

Can you tell me, how bad does getting wisdom teeth pulled hurt?

Wisdom Teeth: You will feel nothing as your wisdom teeth are removed. An anesthetic is used for that purpose. However, after the numbness wears off, you will have some discomfort in teh wound sites where the teeth were removed. Depending upon difficulty of removal, the discomfort will follow. We recommend wisdom teeth removal at age 16. At that age it is very easy as there are no roots on the teeth. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it hurt after you have wisdom teeth pulled?

It depends: This will depend on your particular case. You should follow the instructions that your oral surgeon gives you. For a simple extraction you may have pain for a few days. You will have pain for a longer period of time if your wisdom teeth were impacted and the surgeon had to surgically remove them. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth pulled a month ago and I still see a hole. is that normal?

I had my wisdom teeth pulled a month ago and I still see a hole. is that normal?

Yes: Depending on the amount of tissue and bone remaining at the time of surgery and their contours, and your post-op compliance, this can be very common. Usually this resolves and minimizes over time . How long ?? - varies with everyone. As long as you keep the area clean it should resolve just fine. May still have little indentation, though. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I had my wisdom teeth pulled and it still hurts. what's going on after 6 days.?

What to do if I had my wisdom teeth pulled and it still hurts. what's going on after 6 days.?

Dry socket: You may have a dry socket (alveolar osteitis) which is premature loss of the blood clot and exposed bone. It may just be natural healing that still hurts. You need to see your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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How much swelling is normal after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Depends: If the wisdom teeth are all erupted (visible) then slight to moderate swelling for about 4 days. If the teeth are all impacted (underneath the gums) then expect moderate or greater swelling for a longer period of time. Also, a lot depends on your own healing rate and age. Some people heal and swell less than others and often younger heal quicker. ...Read more

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Help please! is bleeding 2 days after getting wisdom teeth pulled normal?

Help please! is bleeding 2 days after getting wisdom teeth pulled normal?

Depends: It depends. Was the surgery pretty straightforward or were there complications? How much bleeding is there? It's not uncommon for the extraction sites to ooze for a few days, but if there's a lot of blood, i'd get a follow up appointment with the surgeon for a check. ...Read more

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I just got my wisdom teeth pulled but i woke up and i wasn't confused at all. Is this normal?

I just got my wisdom teeth pulled but i woke up and i wasn't confused at all. Is this normal?

Yes: It is not uncommon. If you were sedated the amount of confusion one may experience may depend on the drugs used and your body's ability to metabolize the drugs. ...Read more

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My molars hurt very bad 8 days after having my wisdom teeth pulled. Should it still be hurting?

My molars hurt very bad 8 days after having my wisdom teeth pulled. Should it still be hurting?

Call dentist: They could still be bruised from the extraction. Take some anti-inflammatories and call your dentist who removed the tooth. ...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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Got my four wisdom teeth pulled out last week and my front (fake) tooth hurts. Hoe can this be? Its a fake tooth?

Got my four wisdom teeth pulled out last week and  my front (fake) tooth hurts. Hoe can this be? Its a fake tooth?

Puzzle?: What do you mean by fake tooth? Crown? Pontic? Tooth on partial? Rct tooth? Crowned teeth may have nerves and are still attached to live tissue in bone. Rct teeth can be sore where they touch bone. Could be referred pain from other tooth or extraction site. Lot's of possibilities and your dentist can help you figure it out and treat as necessary if you call and have him\her look at it. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth pulled out almost 5 months ago but i still have minimal bleeding about once every 5 weeks. Is this normal? Im 14

I got my wisdom teeth pulled out almost 5 months ago but i still have minimal bleeding about once every 5 weeks. Is this normal? Im 14

No: Have the surgeon look at it for you. The tissue from wisdom teeth extraction heals relatively fast in a few weeks. Obviously you have some other thing happening like possible gum disease. ...Read more

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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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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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