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Need To Flush Out The Hole 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Brushing: Usuallly just not around the extraction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
48 hours: The carbonation can dislodge the clot so I would recommend waiting 48 hours before using these drinks. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Lost around 6 pounds in 5 days from 183 to 177.5 IBS it natural to lose this much weight after being unable to eat after a wisdom tooth extraction?
Possible: Calories are always burned and if not replaced by eating, will result in weight loss. ...Read more
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
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
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