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Lower Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Coming up to 72 hours post lower wisdom tooth extraction and the pain is intense. Has been so for the full 3 days. Is this normal?
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Carefully: Keep any food out of the socket area. If you lose the blood clot, you will get a dry socket and be in pain for a few weeks. Cut things up very small and chew on other side. Carefully rinse gently after eating. If you think it is a bad idea to do something -- it probably is ! good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's been 5 days since lower wisdom tooth extraction and I am still having difficulty opening my mouth fully. Is this normal?
Tooth extraction : is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. If you have undergone the tedious procedure of surgical extraction, this hard red bump on your cheek or knot like feeling is nothing, but post operative effects of the procedure. If after 7 days no improvement, see your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If nerve from a lower wisdom tooth extraction isn't damaged, is there any reason paresthesia would be permanent?
The other reason: is due to a chronic disease, such as diabetes, or occurs as a complication of treatments like chemotherapy. Anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDs or corticosteroid drugs are recommended if the person's symptoms are mild. However, paresthesia as a complication of lower wisdom tooth extraction or dental injection is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: The removal of impacted wisdom teeth can be very traumatic. Some are in such positions that it requires extended surgical time and more invasive technique. It can be a strain on the jaw, supporting structures, and tmj. However it will not misalign your jaw. If your jaw is misaligned and teeth are maloccluded, an orthodontist should be able to make some corrections. However, jaw surgery may be need. ...Read more
I have a bony lump in my cheek after having lower wisdom tooth extraction. It's not bothering me but what is this and is it serious?
Not to Worry: Depending on when your surgery was, a cellulitis is a firm swelling in soft tissue and can be a prelim to abcess (infection) . If the ext. was a while ago a lump like you're talking about can just be left over from the incision and flap made to get to the wisdom tooth and generally will resolve on its own. Never hurts to have the surgeon take a peek just to ease your mind! Cellulitis hurts usually ...Read more
I got a lower wisdom tooth extraction 5 days ago and the swelling has seemed to gone down completely except for a hard, ball-like lump in my lower jaw, which makes my cheek protrude and also makes it hard for me to open my mouth. The dentist said this is
Extraction: Sometimes there is trauma or bruising of the muscles during the extraction and this may be the reason why it is still hard to open your mouth. This will take some time to heal.continue to follow up with the extracting dentist and follow their post op instructions. If your concerns are not being addressed then consult with an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was put on clindamycin 300mg 4 times per day for 7 days after lower wisdom tooth extraction. Is this enough to help treat infection?
Should be: If the tooth is out and if it was the only source of infection, a week is usually long enough to help resolve the infection. If there are other infected teeth or other issues causing infection in addition to the tooth that was extracted, they will also need to be addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 48 year old woman with osteoporosis. Not on any meds. Need a lower right simple wisdom tooth extraction. Should i be concerned in any way ?
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