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What can I do about a severe headache after wisdom tooth extraction?

What can I do about a severe headache after wisdom tooth extraction?

Call dentist: This can happen. Take the pain medication perscribed by the dentist or oral surgeon. If they did not prescribe anything you can take ibuprophen 600 mg and 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours, of these are safe for you. Call your dentist or oral surgeon about your severe pain. ...Read more

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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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When is the wisdom tooth extraction needed? My upper wisdom tooth is rubbing against the gum on the lower jaw causing severe discomfort.

When is the wisdom tooth extraction needed? My upper wisdom tooth is rubbing against the gum on the lower jaw causing severe discomfort.

Common problem: You should have your wisdom teeth evaluated by your dentist or oral surgeon. When insufficient space is present, they can put you at risk for infections, damage to adjacent teeth, and other types of oral pathology. It's typically best to treat them when you are young, as the surgery and recovery tend to be easier. ...Read more

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Sudden Severe upper lip and right sided face swelling. Had not eaten or come into contact with anything new. Wisdom tooth extraction 14 days prior. ?

Sudden Severe upper lip and right sided face swelling. Had not eaten or come into contact with anything new. Wisdom tooth extraction 14 days prior. ?

Seek help: Any sudden pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be evaluated immediately. See your Oral Surgeon, General Dentist, General Physician, ENT Specialist, Urgent Care, or ER. Seek immediate care. ...Read more

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How severe can nerve damage be after a wisdom tooth extraction? Is there a chance of a droopy/paralyzed lip?

How severe can nerve damage be after a wisdom tooth extraction? Is there a chance of a droopy/paralyzed lip?

No: The lip will not be paralyzed. However, there is low risk of lower lip numbness or tongue numbness from a wisdom tooth extraction. The sensation usually feels "heavy". ...Read more

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How long could we have post op pain after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long could we have post op pain after wisdom tooth extraction?

Up to a week: Depends on difficulty of the extraction and how much bone manipulation was necessary. Day after surgery probably the worst. Will start to ease off after that. Most symptoms should be gone in about a week. If discomfort persists, see the surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat intense radiating pain after wisdom tooth extraction?

What can I do to treat intense radiating pain after wisdom tooth extraction?

Medication: Anti-inflammatory meds are very helpful with this type of pain like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). If it doesn't subside in a few days, see your treating dentist. ...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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My upper teeth are causing extreme pain after wisdom tooth extraction, why is that?

My upper teeth are causing extreme pain after wisdom tooth extraction, why is that?

Collateral damage: During the wisdom tooth extraction (complicate) a lot of pressure is placed on the adjacent tissue: gums, chicks and neighbor teeth, TMJ and muscles. It creates the inflammation and consequently pain. The good news that in the majority cases the pain is transitory. If concerned, please call your oral surgeon/ dentist for post extraction consultation. ...Read more

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I need to know what is wrong with this terrible pain after wisdom tooth extraction with no dry socket?

I need to know what is wrong with this terrible pain after wisdom tooth extraction with no dry socket?

Dry socket: If you have terrible pain 2 days or more after your surgery that is not relieved with prescription pain meds you probably have a dry socket or possibly muscular pain. Most likely form what you have said it is a dry socket. You treat the symptoms not the appearance of the socket. Placing a medicated dressing in the socket will give relief within a few minutes usually. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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