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Is pain one month after impacted wisdom tooth extraction? Oral surgeon said it might be tmj but said there is nothing they can do for that

Is pain one month after impacted wisdom tooth extraction? Oral surgeon said it might be tmj but said there is nothing they can do for that

Post-ext pain: If your Oral Surgeon feels your post-Rx pain is joint related, treatment IS available. Ask your Dentist for guidance. ...Read more

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.

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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What happens is I usecocaine 6 days after wisdom tooth extraction?

What happens is I usecocaine 6 days after wisdom tooth extraction?

Same thing: Same thing that would happen if you use recreational cocaine at any other time, it will do damage to your body and may eventually kill you. Codeine, however, in prescription medication, may help you feel better if you are still sore. However if you are still sore, return to the Surgeon for reevaluation. ...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

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2 days after wisdom tooth extraction and I still can't chew anything. Is this normal?

2 days after wisdom tooth extraction and I still can't chew anything. Is this normal?

Possibly: Swelling and muscle soreness can be profound after this surgery, especially if the impactions were severe. Talk to your surgeon if things don't seem right. But you probably just need some time. ...Read more

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Horrible pain after wisdom tooth extraction. Meds aren't helping so what else can I do?

Horrible pain after wisdom tooth extraction. Meds aren't helping so what else can I do?

Pain after surgery: Pain after tooth extraction is usually worse in the first 12 hours. However, if you alternate the prescribed pain killers with NSAIDs, these pains may subside within 24 hours. Wisdom tooth extraction may result in bleeding and pain that lasts for 2-3 days and it is important to follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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After wisdom tooth extraction, there is bit of "white stuff that feels hard" in the extraction site. What could it possibly be? Is this normal?

After wisdom tooth extraction, there is bit of "white stuff that feels hard" in the extraction site. What could it possibly be? Is this normal?

Don't panic: It is a normal healing process. After any extraction blood clot is the matrix for the construction of the new bone and gum that will fill in the space left by the extracted tooth. The white color is fibrin and/or a coagulated blood clot. The bone corners are normal after a tooth extraction, however, important is not to have the bone completely exposed. Be patient. ...Read more

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Is it odd to not be in any pain what so ever after wisdom tooth extraction? Its been ten hrs and I feel no pain. My last two extractions were bad.

It is normal: If you have no pain, discomfort and other symptoms till now, it is a good sign and indicates wound healing. Take care. ...Read more

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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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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 I drink and smoke after wisdom tooth extraction?

No smoking: Do not smoke after wisdom tooth extraction. You increase the chance of very painful dry socket. Follow the directions from the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction. Eat a soft diet, drinking is ok but avoid alcohol while taking pain medications. ...Read more

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Can you drink anything after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: You will definitely want to keep hydrated. So drink plenty of fluids. Avoid carbonated beverages and alcohol. ...Read more

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How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

Post op Bleeding: This varies on many factors- some medications effect blood clotting; difficulty of surgical removal, skill of surgeon & whether or not suturing closes flap completely or partially. Initial clotting should be up to about 10 minutes, some oozing may be expected for hours, irritation to clot from eating, brushing, flossing, tongue may induce slight bleeding even days later. Call your own dentist if? ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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