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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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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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


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Is it common to have sinus pain after upper wisdom tooth removal?

Is it common to have sinus pain after upper wisdom tooth removal?

Possible: The upper wisdom tooth is located in close proximity to the floor of the maxillary sinus. In some cases the roots of the wisdom tooth, may actually appear to extend into the sinus. One of the potential risks associated with the removal of an upper wisdom tooth is possible involvement with the maxillary sinus. If the sinus was not involved during surgery, the sinus pain should subside. ...Read more

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In a lot of pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal. Any tips?

In a lot of pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal. Any tips?

See your surgeon: Dry socket is the most common complication following removal of wisdom teeth. See your surgeon for diagnosis and dry socket treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have achey jaw and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal?

What to do if I have achey jaw and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal?

Call and disuss: Call and discuss this with the dentist who removed your wisdom tooth. Is it getting better, worse or the same over time? Your dentist should be seeing you for routine aftercare until healing is assured. This is normally included in the fee for that service. ...Read more

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Achey jaw and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal. Is there anything i can take for this?

See your surgeon: There are many pain relievers you can take. See your surgeon to make sure you do not have an infection or a dry socket. Then he or she can prescribe whatever is appropriate. ...Read more

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How to recover after wisdom tooth removal?

How to recover after wisdom tooth removal?

Take it easy: Ice packs to reduce swelling. Antiinflammatories for pain and swelling. Gauze to bite on to stop bleeding. Follow the instructions you will be given. ...Read more

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What is safe to be eating after wisdom tooth removal?

What is safe to be eating after wisdom tooth removal?

Very safe.: Very safe, your oral surgeon will give you a complete list of instructions about food and other things. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat a few hours after wisdom tooth removal?

Is it okay to eat a few hours after wisdom tooth removal?

Yes, it is OK: However, it is important to avoid eating crunchy, spicy, or difficult-to-chew foods. The food must be soft and easy to eat. ...Read more

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What to avoid when recuperating after wisdom tooth removal?

Recovery: The initial recovery and healing from wisdom tooth surgery usually occurs over 3-5 days. Avoid eating crunchy, spicy, or difficult-to-chew foods, smoking, alcohol, exercise and excessive spitting. Just follow your surgeon's instructions for speedy recovery. ...Read more

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What kind of foods is safe to eat after wisdom tooth removal?

What kind of foods is safe to eat after wisdom tooth removal?

Liquids then Soft Fd: Right after removal i recommend liquids via cup or spoon, no straws. Milkshakes, puddings, yogurt, ice cream. Later that day mashed potatoes are ok. The next day, for about 5 days, soft foods like macaroni & cheese, pastas. Nothing hard that can get stuck in the sockets! ...Read more

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