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Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: Without premedication, swelling can be common. With anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling perscription pre medications, these unpleasant effects of wisdom teeth removal can be managed quite comfortably. Discuss this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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


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Tingling after wisdom teeth removal. Normal?

Depends: I'm assuming you mean on your lip and chin. If this is the same day as surgery, that could be local anesthetic. If it is several days later, there may have been some injury to the sensory nerve. This usually gets better on its own, but it is best to inform your surgeon as they know all about your individual situation. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Please help! tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Not uncommon: The pain is noticed immediately after the anesthesia wears off and continues up to 72 hours. Take NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. If concerned, see your dentist for post-op examination. ...Read more

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'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s: Frequently the adjacent teeth to the wisdom teeth will feel sore for a few days after surgery. Very normal. If you have severe pain, return to your oral surgeon for an post op check. ...Read more

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Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

Please help! tooth inflammation after wisdom teeth removal?

Inflammation?: How long ago were your wisdom teeth removed? Where is the inflammation? Are you in any pain? Is the inflammation getting better, worse or staying the same? The answers will determine what, if anything needs to be done. See the dentist who removed your teeth for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Tips on healing wisdom tooth after removal?

Tips on healing wisdom tooth after removal?

Regular Wound Care: In your forties, it normally takes longer to heal than if wisdom teeth are removed in one's twenties. Rinse with warm water (add a quarter teaspoon per 4-6 ounces) on awakening, after meals and at bedtime. Maintain good oral hygiene, being especially thorough but gentle on the adjacent teeth. If pain or swelling is present, then see your dentist as you may have a "dry socket" or infection. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...Read more

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Is gum bleeding normal after wisdom tooth removal?

Is gum bleeding normal after wisdom tooth removal?

Yes: The gums bleed when the tooth is removed because the blood flow to the tooth is broken and open. This is common, and should stop quickly if not irritated. Certain medications can slow the clot formation and suction from a cigarette or straw can cause bleeding to continue. It may indicate gingivitis to the area which is normal as brushing and cleaning around an extraction site should be gentle. ...Read more

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Throat swelling common after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Throat swelling common after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: Throat swelling could be from infection in the spaces around the throat and should be examined as soon as possible. If breathing is effect, you should go to the er. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Possibly: Bone removal is only necessary, if it is interfering with the dentist's ability to access and remove teeth. If a tooth is fully impacted in the jaw, then bone removal for access is always necessary. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tooth pain after wisdom tooth removal?

Is it normal to have tooth pain after wisdom tooth removal?

It is "normal": The removal of impacted teeth is a serious surgical procedure and post surgery pain in some cases, may last up to 7 - 14 days before completely subsiding. Take NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. ...Read more

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Help! my tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

Help! my tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

Extraction pain: The dentist who removed your wisdom teeth is the one to discuss and prescribe pain medication with you. Call that office. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Maybe: It may but usually not that much. Usually the pain is easily managed with a prescription pain medication but some patients find tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is adequate. ...Read more

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I have severe pain 8 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Get it checked: Please go back to your dentist. In general you should not be in any pain by now, your condition may have been more difficult or you could have developed some secondary infection or a dry socket.Only your dentist can tell you .Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal pain after 4 days. Is this common?

Wisdom teeth removal pain after 4 days. Is this common?

May or may not be: It depends upon the difficulty of the extractions, your pain threshold, what if anything you are taking for pain control, and largely whether the pain has gotten worse, better or the same since day one. It is best that you call the dentist who removed your teeth, discuss your discomfort and request advice as to what to do, if anything and whether or not you should be seen in the office. ...Read more

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Any ache after wisdom tooth removal via IV sedation?

Any ache after wisdom tooth removal via IV sedation?

Not so: Iv sedation doesn't affect the post op healing. It only provides deeperr anesthesia during the surgery. ...Read more

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Recuperation time after bone fragments removed (wisdom tooth)?

Recuperation time after bone fragments removed (wisdom tooth)?

Normally a week: One to three weeks are normal healing time for your gum tissue to grow enough to cover the underlying exposed bone tissue. ...Read more

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Will temporary crown on wisdom tooth gum cause swelling before removal?

Depends: Depends on how carefully the temporary was made. Properly made temporary crowns shouldn't cause swelling. You should see your dentist - there might be a problem with the nerve in the tooth. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth removal, is stinging pain afterwards a normal after effect?

Stinging pain: Depending on how long ago the tooth was removed... This could be normal. Otherwise, you might be getting infection starting, or the nerve may have been traumatized, which can happen in wisdom teeth removal. Either way you need to go back to the dentist who did the extraction to examine you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal pain normal after 11 days?

10 -14 days: Pain and jaw stiffness may persist for 10 -14 days. If pain persists or worsens, you should contact your surgeon dds for post-op eval. ...Read more

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