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I'm wondering how long do sutures last in your mouth after having dental surgery and how long are you supposed to be in pain?

I'm wondering how long do sutures last in your mouth after having dental surgery and how long are you supposed to be in pain?

Depends on type..: There are different suture material used for different surgical procedures, but generally the sutures are either self resorbing, or non-resorbable ones. The resorbable ones, like gut or vicryl, normally start breaking down between 2-4 weeks. The non-resorbable ones, like silk or nylon materials should be removed normally @ 7-14 days...; generally, after 10 days you should normally be pain free. ...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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I am undergoing oral surgery for the removal if a cyst in the roof of my mouth slightly above my front teeth. What are the possible causes. No pain, ?

I am undergoing oral surgery for the removal if a cyst in the roof of my mouth slightly above my front teeth. What are the possible causes. No pain, ?

Numerous casuses: And most are not painful. Most common is a dental abscess from a tooth with a necrotic pulp ("dead nerve"). Other sources can be dental ("supernumerary or extra" teeth), developmental--nerve cells trapped between the "joints" of the bones of the mouth, for example, or neoplastic (pre- or cancerous). It is important that your surgeon submit the tissues to an oral pathologist for microscopic eval. ...Read more

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My oral surgeon said that I had a scar tissue after my oral surgery to get 2 abscessed teeth extracted. Could this be a possibility and could it stop my mouth from opening?

My oral surgeon said that I had a scar tissue after my oral surgery to get 2 abscessed teeth extracted. Could this be a possibility and could it stop my mouth from opening?

Maybe / unrelated: It is certainly possible that you may have scar tissue which remained following the removal of some abscessed teeth. However, it is not likely the reason you are having trouble 'opening' your mouth. The likely reason is that during the procedure you had to open wide and you probably just strained your ligaments. Using warm compresses and slowly massaging the joints should help. Good luck. ...Read more

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My implant got an infection in it. I had an oral surgery to clean out the infection. Its been 4 weeks and there is still numbness in the left lip and chin. What should I do?

My implant got an infection in it. I had an oral surgery to clean out the infection. Its been 4 weeks and there is still numbness in the left lip and chin. What should I do?

Numbness: This is usually a transient issue and it can take up to one year for it to return. There should be progression of return of sensation over time. Check with your doctor and let them know where the numbness is present. ...Read more

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Getting a lip pierce and neck tattoo 3 weeks before oral surgery?

Getting a lip pierce and neck tattoo 3 weeks before oral surgery?

Please don't.: What's your hurry? Have the oral surgery, recover from that, then abuse your body any way you want, if you're so inclined; it's a free country. But why do anything just prior to a surgical procedure that might complicate that procedure, due to an infection or other issues? Why take that chance when it just isn't necessary? ...Read more

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How long does it take for numbness in chin and lip to go away after oral surgery, removal of cyst on lower jaw bone?

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How long does it take for numbness in chin and lip to go away after oral surgery, removal of cyst on lower jaw bone?

Cyst: It all depends on the depth of the cyst and it's proximity to the nerve. As long as the nerve was not severed then it may take 4-6 months.
If not then see a special oral surgeon who does nerve repair. ...Read more

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I have pain after 3 years from oral surgery to inside of lip. How can I treat the pain?

I have pain after 3 years from oral surgery to inside of lip. How can I treat the pain?

3 years?: Have you talked to the Surgeon. That's the person who knows you best, and can best help you manage your problem. ...Read more

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My tongue has yellow coating, I had oral surgery on my gum/lip on Tues. Eating mainly chicken broth. I seems to be healing nice but lots of PND?

My tongue has yellow coating, I had oral surgery on my gum/lip on Tues. Eating mainly chicken broth. I seems to be healing nice but lots of PND?

Sounds normal: You did not describe the surgery but you are still early in the healing stage. Contact the surgeon if you have any questions about healing and or results. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about children's dental surgery?

What do I need to know about children's dental surgery?

A lot: There are a lot of things to know about children's dental surgery. The best advice is to take your child a pediatric dentist for an cleaning and examination. The dentist can then determine if your child needs dental surgery and address any questions you may have about what needs to be done. ...Read more

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What are the major difficulties that may meet me while studying dental surgery? I need advice and help. ..

What are the major difficulties that may meet me while studying dental surgery? I need advice and help. ..

Professional Schools: If you are intellectually capable, it's a matter of putting in the time and effort necessary in order to excel and then dedicate your life to your profession. Patients deserve quality care. If you are willing, I am sure you will do fine and then reap the rewards of a very gratifying profession. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can they put you to sleep for dental surgery?

Can they put you to sleep for dental surgery?

Yes: Conscious sedation (I.V.) is most common, but general anesthesia can be used as well, most often in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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How dangerous is dental surgery on a 5-year-old?

How dangerous is dental surgery on a 5-year-old?

With consideration: All surgery carries with it some risk. Dentists try to avoid surgery (fillings, extractions, root canal rx, jaw surgery, gum surgery) wherever possible. That's why your dentist spends so much time instructing you on oral hygiene techniques. If infection is present, however, surgery may be the only option. The surgery is less risky than the spread of the infection. If recommended, have it done. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between studying dentistry and dental surgery?

Is there any difference between studying dentistry and dental surgery?

Same: The degrees are the same today : dds and dmd. The older is doctor of dental surgery. Oral surgery is a specialth within dentistry which requires a residency after dental school. This may be 4-6 years in duration, and may also earn you an md. ...Read more

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Does triazolam work good for dental surgery?

Does triazolam work good for dental surgery?

Yes: Triazolam is also sometimes used as an adjuvant in medical procedures requiring anesthesia or to reduce anxiety during brief events like MRI scans. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is an affordable dental plan that covers braces and oral surgery?

I'm wondering what is an affordable dental plan that covers braces and oral surgery?

AmeriPlan Dental: This plan covers dental check-ups, fillings, crowns, root canals, braces, dentures, dental implants, and everything else a dentist is licensed to do, including cosmetic dental care. ...Read more

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What can I do to figure out my undergrad classes for doctor of dental surgery?

What can I do to figure out my undergrad classes for doctor of dental surgery?

Ask a dental school!: Usually you need: 1 year general chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry, biochemistry, 1 year physics with calculus, and 1 statistics course. I would highly recommend taking as many biology courses as possible, as well as having a well-rounded education (english, ethics, and business courses are all excellent). Good luck! ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how I can help this small lip blister?

Any suggestions on how I can help this small lip blister?

Need to see it: Without seeing the blister I can't really help. It could be anything from a small bite to cancer. Try oragel and if it doesn't go away in 7-10 days i'd get it looked at. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a lip blister?

Laser treatment: The cause of your lip blister is probably herpes simplex one virus. This is commonly known as a cold sore. If your dentist has a laser such as the biolase md the cold sore can be treated with it to instantly relieve the pain and heal it quicker, . ...Read more

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What should I do to help heal a lip blister?

What should I do to help heal a lip blister?

It is typically: Self limiting depending on the etiology (cause) - means it will heal itself in a week or so usually. Depending on the type of lesion your dentist may be able to use a soft tissue diode laser uninitiated to treat the lesion immediately. ...Read more

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What will occur to my Coumadin (warfarin) therapy if I need dental surgery?

What will occur to my Coumadin (warfarin) therapy if I need dental surgery?

Probably nothing: Your Coumadin (warfarin) regimen might be altered before the surgery or there can be no changes. At the present time, there appears to be a shift towards not altering the Coumadin (warfarin) levels. If you need dental surgery, such as an extraction, then the oral surgeon does have the materials to help stop the bleeding. Discuss any concerns with your physician and oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I treat a bleeding lip blister?

How can I treat a bleeding lip blister?

Hydrogen Perixide: Hydrogen peroxide is a good choice. See a dentist for additional treatment such as laser treatments. ...Read more

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What order are versed, fentanyl, and diprivan given for dental surgery?

What order are versed, fentanyl, and diprivan given for dental surgery?

Depends: But usually versed first, then fentanyl and then diprivan. Order can vary for a number of reasons and conditions. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a lip blister?

How can I get rid of a lip blister?

Lip lesion: The lip lesion should run a 7 -10 day course. If it does not go away consult your dentist. If it is a virus it mat be herpes and can be transferred to another person, so no direct contact of your lip to any body part is advisable. Sometimes too much sun, or stress or the immune system being down can bring them on. See your dentist. ...Read more

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What is it? I have skin sores and lip blister.

What is it? I have skin sores and lip blister.

No way to tell: Without seeing you. But "cold sores" (a type of herpes virus infection) can do this is the skin sores are near your mouth. ...Read more

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How can I cure a lip blister/swollen lip?

How can I cure a lip blister/swollen lip?

Swollen lip: If the swelling if form trauma then ice all help. If this is a blister, viral, or abscess then this should be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Could emotional stress cause a sudden painful lip blister?

Could emotional stress cause a sudden painful lip blister?

Indirectly: Stress alone won't cause this, but stress is a common precursor to a cold sore flaring up. The direct cause is the virus causing the cold sore, though. Several chronic viruses show this tendency. ...Read more

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Oral Surgery (Definition)

That field of dentistry that treat diseases, traumatic injuries and deformities of the oral cavity, jaws and face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete a minimum of 4 years of post-dental school ...Read more


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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more