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What is the likelihood I can go back to work the day after having my wisdom teeth pulled?

What is the likelihood I can go back to work the day after having my wisdom teeth pulled?

Take one day: Depends upon what is your occupation and the amount of pain or discomfort you can tolerate if you don't have complications like bleeding or infection and whether or not you required general anesthesia or only local. You may require to take strong analgesics with drowsiness and be incapacitated to think clearly. I would at least take one day post op. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Afraid to get wisdom teeth pulled?

Afraid to get wisdom teeth pulled?

Means you are normal: If you were to survey people, the majority would answer that they are nervous and/or apprehensive about having wisdom teeth removed. A consultation and frank discussion with your dentist should hopefully provide you with answers and sedation options to decrease your fear. Your dentist may also choose to refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for additional options for sedation. ...Read more

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I just had my wisdom teeth pulled out?

I just had my wisdom teeth pulled out?

Don't see a question: Follow your dentist's written instructions after extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction such as smoking or sucking from a straw. Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided you w gauze to apply pressure with if you bleed. ...Read more

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How is getting you wisdom teeth pulled?

How is getting you wisdom teeth pulled?

You cannot feel: Temperature and pain when the administered local anaesthetic takes into effect. It is important to take antibiotics and pain meds your dentist prescribed in case of infection because the acidity of the tissue in case of inflammation can weaken the potency of the anaesthetic . Pressure is expected. Just listen to your dentist's instruction. Goodluck! ...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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When should you get wisdom teeth pulled out?

When should you get wisdom teeth pulled out?

Early: The safest time is mid teens. The roots have not fully formed and the risks are lower. Some wisdom teeth do not require removal. The best bet is to seek an evaluation by a board certified oral surgeon who can examine and give the options. ...Read more

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How painful is it to get wisdom teeth pulled?

How painful is it to get wisdom teeth pulled?

Painless: With a combination of knowledge, expertise, kindness, proper anesthesia and gentleness, dentists can do a lot to make your wisdom teeth surgery uneventful, pleasant, painless and stress free. ...Read more

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Getting wisdom teeth pulled soon. Any advice?

Getting wisdom teeth pulled soon. Any advice?

Oral surgeon: Wisdom tooth removal more complicated at your age. For very best results, see oral surgeon for exam/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more

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Which to eat when getting wisdom teeth pulled?

Which to eat when getting wisdom teeth pulled?

Instructions: Make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral surgeon. You will get complete written postop instructions including diet. Usually soft foods at first, advance as tolerated. ...Read more

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Could everybody get their wisdom teeth pulled?

Could everybody get their wisdom teeth pulled?

Yes: Everybody could have their wisdom teeth removed, but the real question is should everybody have their wisdom teeth removed? A clinical evaluation with the appropriate x-ray(s) where all of the teeth can be visualized, and the entire wisdom tooth or teeth by your dentist should be performed to properly advise you if you should or should not have them removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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