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Is there a special toothbrush for cleaning your wisdom teeth? Have high narrow palate so hard to reach

Is there a special toothbrush for cleaning your wisdom teeth? Have high narrow palate so hard to reach

Not necessarily...: However, a power toothbrush may help you reach those areas easier and may be slightly more efficient. I use a manual brush, but many of my patients like the oral-b professional or a sonicare. I've tried both as well and they seem to be easy to use. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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Can a palate explander be used as an alternative to wisdom teeth extraction?

Can a palate explander be used as an alternative to wisdom teeth extraction?

No: Palatal expander is used to correct cross bites and not used as an alternative to wisdom teeth extractions ...Read more

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Are Red dots on soft palate after wisdom teeth removal normal? I can feel them and it's really annoying

Are Red dots on soft palate after wisdom teeth removal normal? I can feel them and it's really annoying

Irrelevant: Red dots on soft palate can be because of some irritant or allergy, regardless of wisdom teeth surgery. If cornered, see your surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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I have red dots on my soft palate and I can sometimes feel them. This started after my wisdom teeth removal. What cause be causing them?

I have red dots on my soft palate and I can sometimes feel them. This started after my wisdom teeth removal. What cause be causing them?

Red dots: "Red dots" is not a diagnosis, merely a description, so can't tell without an examination. Assuming it was an Oral Surgeon who removed your wisdom teeth, anything pathological would have been noted at the time of your surgery. Return to the Oral Surgeon to have your red dots examined. ...Read more

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Will a palate expander still be needed if wisdom teeth are pulled out?

Maybe: Extracting wisdom teeth is not related to the need for palatal expansion. If your palate is narrow, palatal expansion would help to gain room for crowded teeth and possibly correcting cross bites. Usually works much better in children and teenagers, then in adults where the jaw has completed growth. ...Read more

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What are bony growths in mouth from behind wisdom teeth growing towards center of palate?

What are bony growths in mouth from behind wisdom teeth growing towards center of palate?

Possibly: If the lump feels stone hard and immovable and it is not painful to touch it might be a Torus Palatinus - a natural and normal part of your mouth. If on the other hand the lump is different than the above description, you should see your dentist and have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have painful palate at the front, have impacted wisdom teeth, and swollen cheek. What should I do?

I have painful palate at the front, have impacted wisdom teeth, and swollen cheek. What should I do?

Coincidental: Painful palate and impacted wisdom teeth probably not associated. Swollen cheek and problematic wisdom teeth can be associated, but swelling can have another cause.
Only way to find out what's wrong and therefore what rx is indicated is to go for examination before problems get out of hand. Call your dentist, now, today. ...Read more

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I had all 4 of my erupted wisdom teeth out in nov. 2011. I now have a small tender lump in the soft palate of my mouth. Could this be a fragment?

Not likely.: A lump in the soft palate a year and a half after your extractions is not likely to have any association with that previous surgery. You should have that evaluated by either an oral surgeon or ENT (otolaryngologist). They will probably ask you if the area might have been traumatized (burned, etc) just before it's appearance and how it is behaving (getting better or worse). Don't ignore it. ...Read more

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I have this feeling that my teeth are not clean after wisdom teeth extraction. What can I do?

I have this feeling that my teeth are not clean after wisdom teeth extraction. What can I do?

See your dentist: If it has been a few months or more since your last professional dental cleaning, I would arrange to have that done. Your hygienist can clean all areas very well, most especially the surfaces that contacted the wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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Which tooth brush is designed to clean wisdom teeth?

Which tooth brush is designed to clean wisdom teeth?

Any adult brush: I am not aware of any tooth brush that has been designed specifically for wisdom teeth. The technique and way you brush your teeth is more important than the design of the brush. Any adult brush was mentioned only to allow adequate length for the brush to reach the wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth and a molar pulled 2 days ago. What should I clean the gum holes out with and when should I start to clean them out?

I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth and a molar pulled 2 days ago. What should I clean the gum holes out with and when should I start to clean them out?

Good oral hygiene: Is essential to proper healing of any oral surgery site. While you shouldn’t rinse for the first 24 hours, after that you should gently rinse 3- 4 times a day using warm salt water. Rinse after every food intake, making sure that the water removes any bits of food around the area where the tooth is missing. You can brush your teeth very gently. ...Read more

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It's been 5 days since my wisdom teeth surgery. I can finally see the holes, they have the blood clot but also white stuff. Is it food?? I clean them.

It's been 5 days since my wisdom teeth surgery. I can finally see the holes, they have the blood clot but also white stuff. Is it food?? I clean them.

Ext socket: It could be food or normal healing tissue. As long as there is no pain or swelling it should heal on its own uneventfully. Rinse out as well as you can and don't be concerned. Your dentist should see you for a follow up visit to check on healing. ...Read more

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Took 15mg of oxycodone for extracted wisdom teeth, drug test & blood test on the 28th. Will my system be clean of that?

Took 15mg of oxycodone for extracted wisdom teeth, drug test & blood test on the 28th. Will my system be clean of that?

You should be fine: Since you took the meds and have a prescription for them following a surgical procedure, there should be no issue with the testing ...Read more

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What would be a good way for me to clean my teeth after 2 of my upper wisdom teeth had been removed?

What would be a good way for me to clean my teeth after 2 of my upper wisdom teeth had been removed?

Brush all the teeth: After removal of wisdom teeth, you should brush all of your teeth, avoiding the surgical sites the day of surgery. Rinse lightly after eating to remove any food particles in or over the extraction sites. On the first day after surgery my patients begin brushing lightly over the extraction sites and normally on the second postoperative day. ...Read more

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How to clean wisdom teeth properly? What kind of tooth paste should be used? What method?

How to clean wisdom teeth properly? What kind of tooth paste should be used? What method?

Narrow-headed Brush: Because it can clean the impossible-to-reach areas that normal toothbrushes can’t get to. Use floss and antiseptic mouth rinse. See your dentist for prophylaxis at least twice a year. ...Read more

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I got 4 of my wisdom teeth out about 2 days ago and I was given a syringe to clean the surgery sights. Exactly how do I use this and where do I put it?

I got 4 of my wisdom teeth out about 2 days ago and I was given a syringe to clean the surgery sights. Exactly how do I use this and where do I put it?

Mouth irrigator: If your doctor advises this type of treatment, use this after meals and at bedtime. Make sure to get the tip of the syringe close to the surgery site flush it out. You can also use it to flush out your other teeth. If concerned, call your doctor for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how I can clean my teeth after wisdom teeth removal?

Can you please explain how I can clean my teeth after wisdom teeth removal?

Brush all your teeth: Following surgery, you should brush all of your teeth. I advise my patients to avoid brushing over the extraction sites on the day of surgery and to rinse lightly with warm water after eating. On the first postop day they are instructed to use a soft toothbrush and begin lightly brushing over the extraction sites on the second postoperative day, they begin brushing normally over the sites. ...Read more

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I had wisdom teeth removed 1 month ago. Recently I got an infection. I bit into some jerkey and heard a loud crack like somethring broke. The x-rays came back clean, so they cleaned out the 17 site and sent me home. What was the crack and could there be p

3 things?: The "crack" could have been from a hard substance in the jerky, a jaw joint noise, or another tooth. Unfortunately without actually being able to examine you at the time of your complaint, there isn't much more information that we can give you. Follow up with your own dentist (s) until everything is healing and normal. ...Read more

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A week ago I got wisdom teeth removed; today I was cleaning out my sockets with the syringe my surgeon gave me, and spit out blood. Is this a problem?

A week ago I got wisdom teeth removed; today I was cleaning out my sockets with the syringe my surgeon gave me, and spit out blood. Is this a problem?

Consider waiting: If you had your wisdom teeth out today, you may consider not using the syringe for a few days. Irrigating the sockets may dislodge the blood clots which stops the bleeding. Rinsing your mouth very gently is more helpful at this point. Usually after a solid week, you can use the syringe to keep the sockets clean. Good luck and I wish you a quick recovery. ...Read more

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When I went to my dentist for a cleaning last weekend they didn't seem to say anything about my swollen red upper gums. They said I had clean teeth. But I need to get my wisdom teeth removed and have a few cavities. Could this be contributing to the red s

When I went to my dentist for a cleaning last weekend they didn't seem to say anything about my swollen red upper gums. They said I had clean teeth. But I need to get my wisdom teeth removed and have a few cavities. Could this be contributing to the red s

Speak with DDS: You need to speak with the dentist and or hygienist and address the following, what is my home care regimen and how can it be improved? Can I see a copy of my periodontal charting and explain what the numbers mean to me. Why do you think I have red swollen gingiva and what are the remedies to have this addressed. ...Read more

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I'm 19, athlete. Had wisdom teeth removed a few days ago and as they were waking me up from the iv sedation, HR was high- about 115-120. Why is that?

I'm 19, athlete. Had wisdom teeth removed a few days ago and as they were waking me up from the iv sedation, HR was high- about 115-120. Why is that?

Elevated HR: Unlikely that this is any cause for concern. When waking up from any anesthesia/conscious sedation there is some “adrenaline” release increasing HR. Local numbing medication used by dentists usually contains epinephrine which is a stimulant that is absorbed and leads to elevated heart rates. A heart rate of 115-120 is likely just a fast normal heart rhythm or what is called sinus tachycardia. ...Read more

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I have a hard time opening and closing my jaw and it got worse after my 4 wisdom teeth got extracted and my jaw feels like it's shrinking. Help! : (?

I have a hard time opening and closing my jaw and it got worse after my 4 wisdom teeth got extracted and my jaw feels like it's shrinking. Help! : (?

Jaw pain: It is common for there to be trauma to the muscles of your jaw during wisdom tooth extraction. Since you had a problem opening before the extraction it will take some time for this to heal. Talk to the. Dentist that did your extraction about this. They can help. ...Read more

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Just got my wisdom teeth out, what's the hard lump above my gums?

Boney spur?: It is possible that you have a bone chip working it's way out. Have the dentist who extracted the teeth check the area to be sure. ...Read more

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I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed this morning. I've found that it's been hard to urinate afterwards unless I use minor force or sit down.?

I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed this morning. I've found that it's been hard to urinate afterwards unless I use minor force or sit down.?

Roots not that long: The roots of your wisdom teeth were not that long as to impinge on your urinary tract. The medications given to you, however, may have had an effect. Since it is unknown what type of anesthesia you were given, it would be best to call the surgeon if the problem continues more than 24 hours. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Why are my wisdom teeth sometimes hard to eat like hard or soft food? And thanks for helping with my question

Why are my wisdom teeth sometimes hard to eat like hard or soft food? And thanks for helping with my question

Teething: You're teething at 17 years old, with your wisdom teeth that is. There may be a bit of tissue covering the teeth which gets traumatized when you eat. Make an appointment with a local dentist to have the teeth evaluated. ...Read more

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Its been a week since I had my wisdom teeth out. Is it okay to sleep laying down completely or do I need to stay elevated still?

Its been a week since I had my wisdom teeth out. Is it okay to sleep laying down completely or do I need to stay elevated still?

Back to normal: The recommendation is to sleep with your head elevated at a 30 degree angle for the first 2-3 days following surgery. If you do not feel that you are beginning to improve after 1 week, please call your dental office. ...Read more

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If narrow palate and crowded teeth, what will orthodontist do?

If narrow palate and crowded teeth, what will orthodontist do?

Depends: There are several treatment options. A child might need a rapid palatal expansion device to round out their arch while having braces to align their teeth. An adult might need a surgically assisted palatal expansion to allow the upper arch to expand with braces to align the teeth. ...Read more

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Narrow Palate (Definition)

Some people have a narrow tall palate. Some times this is a genetic tendency. Sometimes it's as a result of oral habits as a child is growing. The tongue presses right behind the front teeth and rolls back stimulating the palate to grow laterally. Children that only press their tongue forward or have a digit sucking habit, don't stimulate the needed growth laterally. This ...Read more


Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more