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Pain After Molar Tooth Extraction
The permanent molars occupy the most posterior portion of the dental arch. They are the primary grinding teeth in the mouth. Adult humans have twelve molars, in four groups of three at the back of the mouth. The third, rearmost molar in each group is called a wisdom tooth. It is the last tooth to appear, breaking through the gum tissue at about ...Read more
How any days after a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches do I have to wait before I can use a straw?
Which pain medication is more affective in relieving pain following a back lower molar tooth extraction with bone graft and stitches?
When can I come back to vigorous exercises after having molar tooth extraction and bone graft with stitches done?
7-10 days: The majority of complications following dental extraction occur within this time. Daily activity after the tooth extraction should not exceed 6-10 hours per day. If you are considering exercise earlier, throbbing or bleeding may occur. If this occurs, you should discontinue exercising immediately. Remember, that you are probably not taking normal nourishment and it may limit your ability. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
After a lower molar tooth extraction surgery w/ bone graft & stitches, when can I go back to a physical job moving tables & chairs & doing stairs?
Returning to work: It all depends how well you are feeling after the surgery. Pain is very subjective. You may be ready to work in a day, while someone else may need more time. Don't overdo it if you are feeling well. Talk to the doctor who did your surgery for any precautions you need to take even if you are doing well. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Six weeks: Removing a tooth, especially a molar is a big deal. It leaves a surface wound the size of half a dollar bill, that can become infected if food is present, followed by bacteria. Often it is already infected prior to extraction that can lead to a systemic bacteremia. This is been blamed for plaque deposits in arteries. Follow all instructions, keep hygiene good, liquid diet for five days. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not always: Molar tooth extraction can be simple with no surgery involved in many cases. Sometimes if a tooth is badly broken, or has had a root canal treatment in past that tooth may not come out easily and will need surgery. Also most unerupted and impacted third molars will need surgery to extract. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I had a left molar tooth extraction 3 days ago and now my tooth right next to it is very sensitive to touch with a toothbrush. Is this normal?
No, but common: While sensitivity is not normal, it is a common occurrence. It may be related to the adjacent tooth temporarily having no gum covering the root surface. As the extraction site heals, the sensitivity usually subsides. It may also be related to local inflammation. If it does not get better, have your dentist take a look to make sure no other treatment is necessary. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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