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Doctor insights on: Precaution Steps To Wisdom Teeth Removal

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How to brush my teeth safely after wisdom tooth extraction ?

How to brush my teeth safely after wisdom tooth extraction ?

Don't brush 24 h: only gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water 3-4 X per day. After the 24 hours, start brushing your teeth, being particularly gentle near the surgical site to avoid disrupting any stitches or blood clot. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

Post op instructions: Your oral surgeon will give you a list of dos and don'ts for you to follow. ...Read more

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What to avoid when recuperating after wisdom tooth removal?

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 to expect for removal of impacted wisdom tooth?

What to expect for removal of impacted wisdom tooth?

Oral surgeon: Complex question. Many variables. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon for comprehensive history/exam/xrays/video/recommendations. ...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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Mouthwash after wisdom teeth removal okay to use?

Mouthwash after wisdom teeth removal okay to use?

Depends: Rinsing too soon after an extraction can result in removing the blood clot that promotes healing in the site. Mouth rinses can be strong and may make this worse. I recommend waiting at least 24 hours before rinsing and then very gently with a mild salt water (saline) mixture. Always follow the directions your surgeon gives you. ...Read more

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Do you get some bone removal in impacted wisdom tooth removal?

Do you get some bone removal in impacted wisdom tooth removal?

Sometimes: Most wisdom teeth that are impacted due to an abnormal position and/or partially covered or fully covered by bone will require removal of bone to allow their removal. ...Read more

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Going to the dentist for wisdom teeth extraction and cavities removal. Help what to expect?

Going to the dentist for wisdom teeth extraction and cavities removal. Help what to expect?

It Depends: What to expect may depend upon the number and extent of decay in the teeth to be restored, the position and development of the wisdom teeth, type of anesthetic/sedation options available, the experience and skill level of your dentist, and more importantly your level of anxiety. A consultation with your dentist would be strongly suggested. ...Read more

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Post wisdom teeth removal, need some advice?

Post wisdom teeth removal, need some advice?

Not oral surgeon: I am sure you're wisdom teeth were not removed by an oral surgeon. Otherwise you would have received extensive written instructions. Call the dentist office and request postop instructions. If you are having problems, call the dentist. For best results, always have wisdom teeth removed by a board certified oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you prevent locked jaw after wisdom teeth removal..?

How do you prevent locked jaw after wisdom teeth removal..?

What is ..: "lockjaw" why do you think it is associated with extraction of wisdom teeth? When i think of lock jaw, the the chondyle of the jaw has moved anterior to a position forward of its normal "socket". While it can be manually replaced, more often when the victim stops panicking and relaxes the chondyle slips back on its own. ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to take antibiotics after wisdom teeth removal? Especially impacted?

Is it really necessary to take antibiotics after wisdom teeth removal? Especially impacted?

No: Not always. Depends on circumstances (infected or not) and associated med conditions (ie diabetes, compromised immune system). Many oral surgeons prescribe oral antibiotic rinse postop to decrease risk of dry socket. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the post operative precautions after wisdom tooth removal?

What are the post operative precautions after wisdom tooth removal?

Usually : Soft diet, avoid foods with small tough particles (poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc) no vigorous rinsing, no smoking, no drinking from a straw. To name a few precautions. This is all depending on the difficulty of the removal, talk to your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Will my crowded teeth shift & spread apart after wisdom tooth removal?

Probably not: They will most likely not get better, but at least the crowding wont get worse. Hence it would still be worthwhile to get them removed. ...Read more

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Help, what to expect when getting sedated for wisdom teeth removal?

It may depend: What to expect during your sedation may depend upon what type of sedation you are having as well as the depth of sedation. With light sedation you should be relaxed and comfortable with minimal recall. With deep sedation or general anesthesia, you should have a pleasant sleep and no recall. With either technique you will still receive local anesthesia so your mouth will be numb. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to prevent nausea/vomiting after wisdom teeth removal?

What's the most effective way to prevent nausea/vomiting after wisdom teeth removal?

PONV: If you have a history of ponv - then a medication like zofran (ondansetron) intra-operatively & post-operatively can significantly reduce/eliminate post operative nausea & vomiting. Additionally, a dose of intra-operative Dexamethasone helps not only with swelling but also effects the chemotactic trigger zone in brain. Fast a full 12 hours before. Advance diet from clears to puree first 2d, & avoid narcotics. ...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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Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: They will usually assume a position based on the opposing teeth in the opposite arch. If they were trying to go there and the wisdom teeth prevented it, then they might, but not common. ...Read more

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Will teeth shift after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Not usually: Unless you are missing other teeth as well; or your bite is unstable; or your have periodontally involved teeth which would have shifted anyway. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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