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Is Lockjaw Caused By Wisdom Tooth Surgery
No: True "lockjaw" is something very seldom seen anymore. It is a very serious result of a life threatening tetanus infection. Most of us receive tetanus vaccine, and also get a tetanus booster if there has been a potentially dirty injury or puncture to the skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockjaw Variety of causes, all serious. See a TMJ expert for guidance. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your ...Read more
Unlikely: Usually not. In our office we support the jaw joints so that this will prevent the jaws from locking. Furthermore, an oral surgeon is very efficient and fast at removing wisdom teeth safely. Hence, a short procedure time will also prevent lockjaw or any TMJ issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just took two Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for my wisdom tooth surgery. It doesn't help with my pain so can I take 2 advils or would that cause an overdose?
Usually ok: Advil has ibuprofen, a different ingredient that is not in Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3. Advil contains no narcotic. Thus, it is usually fine to take Advil for pain if a person is also taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 for pain. If worried, one can ask the oral surgeon who did the extraction. ...Read more
You are expressing f: there is nothing to be afraid at all as long as you are going to a board certified oral surgeons. They are expert. Talk to them about your concern. Few years ago I was at a seminar of a very famous public motivational speaker. I will never forget what he said. He said FEAR means Falls Evidence Appearing Real. Relax good luck. ...Read more
Wisdom Teeth: Be sure that you are accompanied by a family member or friend who can help you get home, especially if you are being "put to sleep" during the procedure. After removal, no smoking! have otc painkillers at home (preferably aspirin) if you do not want to take the prescribed medication with codeine. Finally, if you are having general anesthesia, abstain from food or liquids for 6 hrs prior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with dentist: You should discuss this with the dentist who will be doing the extractions. There may be interactions between the "weed" and the medication that the dentist intends to use. The safest thing to do is not to smoke for a few days before the extraction since the amount of "weed" in your system can vary depending on the quality of the product. Unlike prescription drugs, weed is unregulated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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