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Need To Flush Out The Hole After A Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Everyone is differen: Most people take a day or two off from work. If they were particularly difficult extractions it may take up to a week. If you have severe pain after a few days you may have a dry socket and need to see the surgeon asap. Make sure you take your meds as prescribed. You should not need pain meds after a few days but you should always finish any antibiotic prescription. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: A few of the many important things to know following wisdom teeth extraction are: 1. Smoking can inhibit the healing and lead to 'dry socket' 2. There is often increasing swelling of the surgical area for 3 days 3. It is best not to rinse much for the first 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually anything: Usually there are no restrictions other than really hot foods while your mouth is numb and anything that you have to suck through a straw because using a straw could lead to loss of clot and then a dry socket. I also tell people to avoid chips, nachos, etc so they don't cut the extraction site/clot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As soon as you can: After wisdom tooth surgery,you have pain, restricted opening of the mouth & a swelling.This does not allow you to open the mouth wide enough to place a tooth brush in the mouth to do proper brushing.Once you can open the mouth wide enough,which is usually 2nd or 3rd day, you may use to clean with tooth brush & a paste.You also need to be gentle while brushing.Do not damage surgical site. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After a wisdom tooth extraction is it normal for my teeth on the same side as the extraction to hurt?
Yes: Most likely this is referred pain. The same nerves go to several of the teeth, so if the area of the extraction is starting to ache, then several other teeth may seem like they are also hurting. However, if the pain worsens or doesn't resolve, call the dentist. A local infection is also possible after an extraction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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