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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

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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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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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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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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After a wisdom tooth extraction — assuming the tooth was fully erupted — how long does it take for the extraction site to heal?

After a wisdom tooth extraction — assuming the tooth was fully erupted — how long does it take for the extraction site to heal?

Wound healing: With the understanding that each case is different from both a dental and medical standpoint here are some basic guidelines. Gums will heal over in about 10 days to 2 weeks, although the gum may still feel somewhat tender for longer. Bone maturation takes 8-12 weeks generally. ...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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Why is my mouth still in so much pain after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Why is my mouth still in so much pain after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Some pain normal: Some pain is normal after a wisdom tooth extraction. I would update your dentist or oral surgeon of your pain level so they can help control your pain ...Read more

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When can I masturbate after a wisdom tooth extraction?

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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What do I do if my clot fell out after a wisdom tooth extraction?

What do I do if my clot fell out after a wisdom tooth extraction?

If painful,: You need to return to the dentist so that the socket can be packed with a dressing. If bone is exposed and there is severe pain, it could be dry socket. If no pain, there is likely enough residual clot covering the socket. Best to ask the dentist who did the extraction. ...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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How many days on average will pain and swelling last after a wisdom tooth extraction of an erupted wisdom tooth? Will the pain be bearable?

How many days on average will pain and swelling last after a wisdom tooth extraction of an erupted wisdom tooth? Will the pain be bearable?

O.Surgery guidelines: Guidelines to determine degree of difficulty in removing wisdom teeth and predicting post-op pain and swelling. Tooth position is a major determinant in the methods used in extractions. Generally, more fully erupted teeth require less surgical intervention. Angled or tilted teeth, no. of roots and curvature of roots may require sectioning of the roots resulting in more pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink soda three days after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it safe to drink soda three days after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Ask your dentist/OS: Possibly. But I would go by the post-op instructions of the your dentist/OS who extracted the tooth/teeth. Make sure you do not drink through a straw...sucking in can actually affect healing and can result in a dry socket. ...Read more

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How often should I rinse with salt water after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How often should I rinse with salt water after a wisdom tooth extraction?

4-5 days: No rinsing is done for the first 24 hours after the extractions are completed. Then the day after extractions, start the warm salt water rinses. Put a teaspoon of salt in a juice glass of warm water. Swish for 1-2 minutes and then spit out gently. Do this 3-4 times a day for a few days. These rinses help to soothe the sore gums and promote their healing at the extraction sites. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can eat solid food the day after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Wanted to know if I can eat solid food the day after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Usually: If you can and want to, sure. Your dentist should supply you with oral and\or written instructions as to what to do, not to do, and possibly recommended choices of solid and liquid nourishment. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to drink carbonated drinks after a wisdom tooth extraction?

48 hours: The carbonation can dislodge the clot so I would recommend waiting 48 hours before using these drinks. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to eat solid foods after a wisdom tooth extraction? I had one yesterday.

How long should I wait to eat solid foods after a wisdom tooth extraction? I had one yesterday.

48-72 hours: Wisdom teeth extraction limits your diet the most during the first 48 hours after surgery. After the first couple of days, you can begin to eat solid food. Take care. ...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?

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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How long should I worry about dry socket after a wisdom tooth extraction, today is now day 3 and I am feeling very little pain so far?

How long should I worry about dry socket after a wisdom tooth extraction, today is now day 3 and I am feeling very little pain so far?

Stop worrying: By now, you should be just fine. Continue being cautious with your activities and eating, but the chances of a dry socket are pretty much over. ...Read more

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Can you get DVT in your body after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Can you get DVT in your body after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Wisdom: Not likely. I have never heard of this post extraction. Dvt is from lack of movement and dehydration. ...Read more

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Should I do the salt water rinse after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Should I do the salt water rinse after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Absolutely!: No rinsing is done for the first 24 hours after the extractions are completed. Then the day after extractions, start the warm salt water rinses. Put a teaspoon of salt in a juice glass of warm water. Swish for 1-2 minutes and then spit out gently. Do this 3-4 times a day for a few days. These rinses help to soothe the sore gums and promote their healing at the extraction sites. ...Read more

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How do you know if there is nerve damage after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How do you know if there is nerve damage after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Altered sensation: Prolonged altered sensation in an area supplied by the nerve would suggest some nerve involvement. A wide range of sensations can be present. Some describe a pins and needle sensation, tingling, itching, burning, numbness and/or altered taste. Some may describe an increase in sensation or sensitivity in certain areas. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can eat ramen noodles after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Soft food: After extraction, eating soft food like noodles--ramen, spaghetti, pho, soba, etc.--is an excellent choice. Make sure food is not too hot. Important: do not slurp noodles but eat like you'd do with pasta. This is because slurping or any sucking motion will cause the clotting blood to come off--a major issue that leads to dry socket! Fyi: ramen has little nutritional value so take supplements as well. ...Read more

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After a wisdom tooth extraction, is it normal to need an alveolectomy to shave off bone?

After a wisdom tooth extraction, is it normal to need an alveolectomy to shave off bone?

Very common: Alveolectomy is considered to be the best type of dental surgery followed wisdom teeth extraction to speed the healing process. ...Read more

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After a wisdom tooth extraction I have a stiff jaw and can't open my mouth?

After a wisdom tooth extraction I have a stiff jaw and can't open my mouth?

Depends upon time : Depends upon how long ago you had your tooth extracted. It is normal to have stiffness, swelling and inability to open your mouth 24-48 hours after a wisdom tooth extraction... If it has been longer than two days please contact the dentist or oral surgeon who extracted your tooth. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your mouth to heal after a wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does it take for your mouth to heal after a wisdom tooth extraction?

2-6 weeks, varies : Following a tooth extraction you can should generally feel a gradual improvement in your symptoms over the first 2 weeks. If you feel like the pain is getting worse it is important to see your provider for follow up. Extractions can vary greatly and will take long to heal if bone removal was required. It might also take longer if post op instructions are not followed. ...Read more

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In general, what is the recovery time for cheek swelling to go down after a wisdom tooth extraction?

In general, what is the recovery time for cheek swelling to go down after a wisdom tooth extraction?

One week : In general, it takes one to two days for the swelling from the trauma from the extraction but if the wisdom tooth was slightly inflamed before the exit. It can take a week to go down with antibiotics taken from the first day
if swelling persists after a week it might be a good idea to visit your dentist for further treatment options. ...Read more

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