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Bone sticking out of gums after wisdom teeth removal. Is this serious?

Bone sticking out of gums after wisdom teeth removal. Is this serious?

Depends: After wisdom teeth are removed some patients may have some bone that protrudes from the gums. Whether or not it is a serious problem or not depends on the size and location of the exposed bone and how much discomfort it is causing. If the exposed bone is significantly large, your dentist or surgeon may have to perform a minor procedure to remove it. Your dentist or surgeon can advise you.

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How normal would it be for my gums to be sore after wisdom teeth removal?

How normal would it be for my gums to be sore after wisdom teeth removal?

Recent surgery?: It would be reasonable to expect some soreness if you had surgery to remove the wisdom teeth in the adjacent areas.

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What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

What is the piece of gum hanging out after getting wisdom teeth removal?

Loose gum.: Sometimes, after a wisdom tooth is removed, the gum tissue will be "flapping". Some dentists leave it that way and other dentists will either remove it or stitch it to the rest of the gum. No matter which way, it will eventually heal and you'll be fine.

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Following wisdom teeth removal 6 weeks later gum not heeled and snot comin from wisdom extraction site also foul odor when leaning forward?

Following wisdom teeth removal 6 weeks later gum not heeled and snot comin from wisdom extraction site also foul odor when leaning forward?

Sinus Communication: Your description sounds descriptive for an ororantral fistula, or a communication between your maxillary sinus and the wisdom tooth extraction site. At 6 weeks postop, you need to be evaluated by your surgeon to determine what course of action will be necessary to repair the communication.

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Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?

Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?

It is not normal: Wisdom teeth. It was a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Your symptoms could be a serous problem. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment.

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What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

Start slowly: Nutrition is important for wound healing after surgery. Start with a soft diet and drink plenty of fluids. You can advance your diet and types of food as tolerated. Some people eat a regular diet immediately following surgery, while others may be more cautious and not try to resume their normal diet for several days after surgery.

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What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

It varies: Individuals react and respond differently to surgery, as some patients have an extremely high pain threshold and wisdom tooth surgery is only a minor distraction. Other patients may have a very low pain threshold and be incapacitated for a week or more from a simple uncomplicated extraction. On the average, two to three days is the norm.

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What should I eat the day after wisdom teeth removal?

What should I eat the day after wisdom teeth removal?

Many things: No food with particles in it -- especially chicken soup. All broths are ok. Jello, pudding, applesauce, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sherbet, yogurt (without seeds), hummus, smoothie (with whey protein), milkshake (no straw!), etc. You must be careful to protect the blood clot on the socket. If this is lost, you will get a dry socket and be in pain fer weeks. Good luck.

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What happens before, during and after wisdom teeth removal?

What happens before, during and after wisdom teeth removal?

Consult with OS/DDS: I would recommend a consultation prior to having the teeth removed to answer your questions. The most important step is to have a consultation prior to surgery to have everything spelled out for you- pre and post-op instructions and what to expect. Local or general anesthetic, rides there and home, what you can eat/drink, meds, prior, etc. If being put to sleep- nothing 6 hours before.

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I want to know if I will be loopy after wisdom teeth removal?

I want to know if I will be loopy after wisdom teeth removal?

Loopy: If you are sedated for the procedure yes you will be loopy and need someone to look after your for the first day or two. If done under local you will just need a ride home but you will not be loopy. Talk to your surgeon.

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How much pain medication is generally taken after wisdom teeth removal?

How much pain medication is generally taken after wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: The amount and type of pain medication required by an individual following wisdom teeth surgery varies from patient to patient. Some patients take only over the counter analgesics, i.e., ibuprofen, Aspirin or Acetaminophen for a day or two, while others may require or request multiple prescriptions for pain meds.

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Tingling after wisdom teeth removal. Normal?

Depends: I'm assuming you mean on your lip and chin. If this is the same day as surgery, that could be local anesthetic. If it is several days later, there may have been some injury to the sensory nerve. This usually gets better on its own, but it is best to inform your surgeon as they know all about your individual situation.

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How can you sleep after wisdom teeth removal?

How can you sleep after wisdom teeth removal?

It is recommended: To use of ice packs and sleeping with the head in an elevated position.

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Why is my TMJ worse after wisdom teeth removal?

Why is my TMJ worse after wisdom teeth removal?

Wide opening: When wisdom teeth are removed, the mandible (lower jaw) is stretched out wider than usual for the dentist/oral surgeon to extract the teeth. Depending upon the removal process (surgical or not,) the duration of the procedure may also affect the muscles/tmj complex. I would see the dr. Who removed the teeth asap.

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Is it okay to drink soda after wisdom teeth removal?

Is it okay to drink soda after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: Yes, soda while in general not a good idea, should be no problem For best results, have wisdom teeth treated by an oral surgeon.

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What can happen from smoking after wisdom teeth removal?

Slow healing: Most common is a "dry socket". The extraction sites don't blood clot property. Can become a more painful and slower healing circumstance. Try and go 24 hours with out smoking after extractions.

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Gums (Definition)

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