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How long does it take for numbness in chin and lip to go away after oral surgery, removal of cyst on lower jaw bone?

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How long does it take for numbness in chin and lip to go away after oral surgery, removal of cyst on lower jaw bone?

Cyst: It all depends on the depth of the cyst and it's proximity to the nerve. As long as the nerve was not severed then it may take 4-6 months.
If not then see a special oral surgeon who does nerve repair. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I had oral surgery last week for a failed root canal and cyst removal. A stitch fell out today and now it's very sore and swollen should I be worried?

I had oral surgery last week for a failed root canal and cyst removal. A stitch fell out today and now it's very sore and swollen should I be worried?

Probably not: Upon completion of the surgery the doctor usually places several sutures. I one falls out it is unlikely that a significant complication will occur. It is important however that you call the surgeon and advise them of the occurrence. This way if they feel it is important they will request your return for a followup exam. Feel better + good luck. ...Read more

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I am undergoing oral surgery for the removal if a cyst in the roof of my mouth slightly above my front teeth. What are the possible causes. No pain, ?

I am undergoing oral surgery for the removal if a cyst in the roof of my mouth slightly above my front teeth. What are the possible causes. No pain, ?

Numerous casuses: And most are not painful. Most common is a dental abscess from a tooth with a necrotic pulp ("dead nerve"). Other sources can be dental ("supernumerary or extra" teeth), developmental--nerve cells trapped between the "joints" of the bones of the mouth, for example, or neoplastic (pre- or cancerous). It is important that your surgeon submit the tissues to an oral pathologist for microscopic eval. ...Read more

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I had oral surgery to remove a maxillary cyst 8 weeks ago, how long until the numbness in my gum and face subside?

I had oral surgery to remove a maxillary cyst 8 weeks ago, how long until the numbness in my gum and face subside?

It depends: On where the cyst was, how the surgery went and your. Own natural healing ability. The person that can give you the best estimate is your surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm having oral surgery next wk to remove a apical periodontal cyst on my hard palate how will I feel afterwards will I be able to eat and talk?

I'm having oral surgery next wk to remove a apical periodontal cyst on my hard palate how will I feel afterwards will I be able to eat and talk?

YES: You will be sore and swollen for several days after but should be able to eat and talk. Stick with a light soft diet for 24-48 hours and avoid the chewing near the surgical site. Start rinsing with warm salt water 24 hours after the surgery. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to eat after oral surgery?

Please advise me what to eat after oral surgery?

Soft diet: A soft diet following oral surgery is best. Sometimes a liquid diet can be maintained for a few days following the surgery. You don't want to eat something that will injure the surgical area, so avoid hard things like pretzels and the like. Usually you only need to maintain such a diet for about 5 to 7 days. Always follow the surgeon's instructions. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to eat after an oral surgery?

Please advise me what to eat after an oral surgery?

Anything: You can eat whatever you want. However, I would caution you to avoid chips and nuts for the first 2 days. Avoid using a straw for 24 hours to help prevent the clot from being lost. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: oral surgery?

What is the definition or description of: oral surgery?

Oral surgery is: That field of dentistry that treat diseases, traumatic injuries and deformities of the oral cavity, jaws and face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete a minimum of 4 years of post-dental school training in a hospital. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have oral surgery done?

It's OK: As long as you go to a board certified oral surgeon with a good reputation the experience should be a good one. I suggest IV sedation for most oral surgery. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of needles and oral surgery?

I'm afraid of needles and oral surgery?

The Comfort Zone: With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the dental treatment/oral surgery or experience any pain. In your case IV sedation is recommended. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I expect from rthodontic oral surgery?

What can I expect from rthodontic oral surgery?

Teamwork: For adults with both teeth and jaws that don't match, both Orthodontic Treatment and Orthognathic Surgery provide the best result. Ask your Dentist to recommend the Orthodontic Specialist in your area that is the most experienced resolving adult malocclusions, and the Orthodontist will then recommend the Oral
Surgeon that works best with his team. ...Read more

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How long will numbness last after oral surgery?

How long will numbness last after oral surgery?

1-2 hours: Typically 1-2 hours. However, there are medications that wil cause numbness for 4-6 hours after oral surgery. ...Read more

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What is a type-1 diabetic eat after oral surgery?

What is a type-1 diabetic eat after oral surgery?

Your normal diet: You can return to your normal diet once you are taking your meds again. Just keep it cold and soft for the first 2 days and then advance as tolerated. ...Read more

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Do you know if they will put me to sleep for oral surgery?

You should: Talk to your surgeon about your case. I find that most people do not need to be sedated once they understand the procedure. ...Read more

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How can I calm hypersensitive nerves after an oral surgery?

How can I calm hypersensitive nerves after an oral surgery?

It depends: It depends on why your nerves are hypersensitive and which nerves are involved. Most likely taking the pain medication your dentist gave you should help. Maybe it would be better to try some anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprophen. You should take to your dentist about this. ...Read more

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Could the medication you take after oral surgery make you nauseous?

Could the medication you take after oral surgery make you nauseous?

Definitely, yes: Opioid-Induced nausea is a common side effect. Alternate opioid (Vicodin) with NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen).
If concerned, call your surgeon for medication adjustment. Be well soon. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's okay to use oral gel on a wound from oral surgery?

Wondering if it's okay to use oral gel on a wound from oral surgery?

After 24 hour: Chlorhexidine oral gel applied to the wound site can also aid healing by eliminating bacteria at the site. Avoid vigorous mouth rinsing, applying oral gel or touching the wound area following surgery. ...Read more

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I heard only the top of the top can land an oral surgery residency. How true is this?

You're Accurate: Post graduate programs are competitive and since the spaces are limited, the programs can choose the candidates they want. This usually translates to students who graduated at the top of their class. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dissolveable stitches are falling out after oral surgery, this normal?

What can I do if my dissolveable stitches are falling out after oral surgery, this normal?

Yes: The resorbable sutures start to "dissolve" because of an inflammatory reaction that occurs in the body. They are meant to start "coming loose" or dissolve in 7-14 days. Sometimes they will fall out sooner if the knot unravels so it depends on how long ago you had them placed. ...Read more

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I'm on pain medication after some oral surgery anything besides ice I can do for the swelling?

I'm on pain medication after some oral surgery anything besides ice I can do for the swelling?

Ibuprofen 800mg: Every 6 hours (unless you have a contraindication), sleep slightly elevated, switch over to moist heat application after 48 hours. Sometimes steroids are given intra-operatively and even post-operatively if significant swelling is anticipated. Normal body response to surgery. Also just has to "run its course". ...Read more

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My stitches (oral surgery) are disolving after 6 days, Should I be concerned or is that normal?

My stitches (oral surgery) are disolving after 6 days, Should I be concerned or is that normal?

It is normal: Self-dissolving sutures can last from three to four days to three to four weeks depending on which stitches are used and which type of operation you have had. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how to calm my husband who is having oral surgery in the morning with just topical anaesthetic?

Could you tell me how to calm my husband who is having oral surgery in the morning with just topical anaesthetic?

Anxiety: I assume that he is not having wisdom teeth removed! Other types of surgical procedures can be treated using topical anesthetics that are numbing to the area involved. Some topical anesthetics are "compounded" that exaggerates their efficacy, making them more desirable than local anesthetics that are injected. If your husband is too anxious, ask the surgeon for an anti-anxiety med such as valium. ...Read more

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Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. Help?

Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. Help?

Discussion: Discussion with your dentist will help to decrease your anxiety. Mild sedation is usually used in most cases. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband is having oral surgery in the morning with just topical anaesthetic & he's freaking out because?

Speak to surgeon: My suggestion is that your husband speaks to the surgeon who will be performing the procedure. Sometimes fear of the unknown can take control. Since we don't know what is being done or the reasons why it is being done with a local anesthetic, it's hard to give you any other advice. Maybe anti anxiety medication is needed. ...Read more

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I took 4 MG of adavan over a day for oral surgery. Procedure has been done by 1pm, and I am stilll useless in bed. How long does this laste?

I took 4 MG of adavan over a day for oral surgery. Procedure has been done by 1pm, and I am stilll useless in bed. How long does this laste?

Half a day!: Its effect might last between 10-20 hours.
I would like really to advise you, as long as you are feeling drowsy and tired, not to drive, or drink alcohol or operate of machinery, or make important decision. ...Read more

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Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. What would most likely be used?

Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. What would most likely be used?

This varies a bit: From clinician to clinician - but common agents used in combination in my day to day practice of anesthesia include - propofol, brevital, nubain, fentanyl, remifentanil, versed, ketamine, & ihalation agent such as nitrous oxide & sevoflurane. A combination of medications allows for the use of smaller doses of each (compliment each other). Lower doses reduces potential negative effects of each. ...Read more

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Might gums recede if a person smokes after oral surgery?

Might gums recede if a person smokes after oral surgery?

Possibly: Anything that interferes with the healing process could lead to recession. Smoking can impede healing so it is best not to smoke for several days after the surgery. ...Read more

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Oral Surgery (Definition)

That field of dentistry that treat diseases, traumatic injuries and deformities of the oral cavity, jaws and face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete a minimum of 4 years of post-dental school ...Read more