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Doctor insights on: Post Wisdom Tooth Extraction Pain

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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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I am having post wisdom tooth extraction lump and pain. What should I do?

I am having post wisdom tooth extraction lump and pain. What should I do?

See your dentist: Go back to the dentist who extracted your wisdom tooth. There may be something going on that the dentist can treat. This may be normal healing, as you didn't give an indication how long ago you had your wisdom tooth out. It is best to have someone look at the area to determine if something is not healing right, or if there is something else going on there. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long will wisdom tooth extraction pain last?

I'm wondering how long will wisdom tooth extraction pain last?

Tooth extraction: Pain and swelling following wisdom tooth extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read more

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I am very sensitive to noise post wisdom-tooth extraction. What can I do?

I am very sensitive to noise post wisdom-tooth extraction. What can I do?

Be patient: Although rare, after wisdom teeth extraction patients may experience migrainous symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia. In most cases, the sensitivity to noise is transient, resolving on its own after just a few days or weeks. ...Read more

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3 weeks post wisdom tooth extraction. Can chewing on the site cause nerve or jaw damage?

3 weeks post wisdom tooth extraction.  Can chewing on the site cause nerve or jaw damage?

Definitely, no: Your diet may consist of any food that can be chewed and successfully swallowed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter methods for treating dry socket post-wisdom tooth extraction?

Not recommended: This should really be evaluated by the surgeon who treated you. It needs to be evaluated to rule out an infection or other medically related issues. You'll feel better sooner having an expert treat you. Your aftercare should be part of the initial procedure and is your dentist's responsibility. ...Read more

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2nd time taking 2x endone(oxycodone) tablets before bed for wisdom tooth extraction pain.except this time experiencing extreme itching everywhere?

2nd time taking 2x endone(oxycodone) tablets before bed for wisdom tooth extraction pain.except this time experiencing extreme itching everywhere?

Stop Using Oxycodone: Without second guessing the doctor who prescribed you this highly potent pain management drug, intended for management of chronic pain, I strongly discontinuing its use. Surgery in the mouth can be painful, however, healing is rapid and pain should be minimal after 3-7 days depending on the type of surgery. There are many OTC meds and other Rx meds that will help. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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