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Doctor insights on: Pain Months After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Definition)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them ...Read more


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Still having jaw pain more than one month after wisdom tooth extraction, help?

Still having jaw pain more than one month after wisdom tooth extraction, help?

Something's wrong: Something's wrong but i cannot know what without examining you in person. You will have to return to the dentist who extracted your tooth to evaluate what the problem is. It may well be something unrelated to the extraction. Only a one on one clinical exam and x-rays can determine that. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about jaw pain that starts a month after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: Have your jaw looked at by a dentist or oral surgeon. The jaw pain may be from the wisdom tooth extraction but it can also be a completely different issue. ...Read more

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Dumb question but is it ok to eat popcorn 3 months after wisdom tooth extraction? Some friends waited 6 months but I'm craving popcorn

Dumb question but is it ok to eat popcorn 3 months after wisdom tooth extraction? Some friends waited 6 months but I'm craving popcorn

Eat what you want: As long as your mouth doesn't hurt you can eat whatever you want. If you're really anxious about this then call the dental surgeon who extracted your wisdom tech and ask. ...Read more

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Can a bone shard come through gum 7 months after wisdom tooth extraction? Can it cause pain in surrounding teeth?

Yes and Unlikely: While 7 months is a bit of a longer than usual time frame for a bony sequestrum to appear, it is certainly not unheard of. Local discomfort akin to splinter is what I'd expect for pain. Pain in surrounding teeth is likely due to something else. ...Read more

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What are some problems after wisdom tooth extraction?

What are some problems after wisdom tooth extraction?

Many : Many but uncommon. Can have pain, swelling, limited jaw opening, bleeding, dry socket, infection, sinus issues, numb lower lip or tongue, mandible fracture. ...Read more

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Why am i seeing black stuff after wisdom tooth extraction?

Nothing to worry: After wisdom tooth extraction, it's important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. When blood dries it usually truns quite dark and black in color. Get well soon. ...Read more

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When can you eat regular food after wisdom tooth extraction.

3-4 days: I usually recommend a soft diet for 2-3 days following extraction but this depends on the extraction itself. Each peson heals differently so after a couple of days you can start eating foods that you can tolerate. Avoid hard chewy, chrunchy, and spicy foods until you are feeling better. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when can I start eating normal food after wisdom tooth extraction?

I wanted to know when can I start eating normal food after wisdom tooth extraction?

No delays: You can start eating right away, just be careful of potato chips, popcorn etc. These can cut the gums/clot and cause further bleeding. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when can I start eating normal again after wisdom tooth extraction?

I wanted to know when can I start eating normal again after wisdom tooth extraction?

Rule of thumb...: Check with your surgeon, but the rule of thumb is light diet for the first 24 hours, then increase the intensity over the next 3-5 days, until you're back to normal. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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