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Need to flush out the hole after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Need to flush out the hole after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Dont dislodge clot: Do not rinse for the first 24 hours, after that rinse gently and never dislogde the blood clot. Follow the instructions of your dentist to the letter to avoid "dry socket". ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Definition)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them ...Read more


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How long do I have to wait before going to work after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How long do I have to wait before going to work 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 more

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Could you tell me what are a few things one should know after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Could you tell me what are a few things one should know after a wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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When does the protective covering go away after a wisdom tooth extraction?

When does the protective covering go away after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Varies: based on the complexity of the extraction, you can expect 4-6 weeks with bone remodeling to occur over the next 6 months ...Read more

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What should I eat after a wisdom tooth extraction?

What should I eat after a wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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Is it ok to drink right after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it ok to drink right after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: Ok to drink liquids, but should not try to drink with a straw or swish it around. The blood clot must remain intact and rinsing can disrupt the clot formation and lead to infection. ...Read more

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How many long are you suppose to wait to use toothpaste again after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How many long are you suppose to wait to use toothpaste again after a wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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After a wisdom tooth extraction is it normal for my teeth on the same side as the extraction to hurt?

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 more

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When can I masturbate after a wisdom tooth extraction?

I don't know: That there is any literature on this topic, but i would guess wait a day or so. Any form of physical exercise might affect the formation or retention of the blood clot - and that will lead to problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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


Dr. Stephen Abraham
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Flushing (Definition)

Flushing is a clinical finding in which blood rushes to an area of skin ...Read more