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Should I Brush My Teeth After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
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
Unrelated: There are lots of reasons for front teeth to crowd, most of them developmental, but removing wisdom teeth is not one of them. Crowding of front teeth is often noticed about the same time that wisdom teeth require rx, but removing wisdom teeth does not cause anterior crowding. Crowding will progress unless addressed. You have to see an orthodontist, there's no way around it. Go now please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brushing: Usuallly just not around the extraction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very Gently: If your dentist didn't give you a prescription mouthwash to use, simply use warm salt-water. It's important to keep the area clean, and brushing might be a bit uncomfortable for a few days. More importantly, however, swish very gently, so you don't disturb with wound. Ideally, hold the rinse in your mouth and slowly tilt your head back and forth, instead of gargling or swishing vigorously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft foods: include ice cream, pudding, jello, yogurt, pancakes, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pasta, etc. Avoid hard, spicy, crunchy foods such as chips or nuts that may disturb the extraction site for at least one week. After the third day, you may eat anything you wish, unless given other specific instructions by the doctor. No alcoholic beverages should be consumed for 72 hour. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Whether or not you should or should not have your impacted teeth removed will depend upon your symptoms if any, your age, position and development of the impacted teeth, whether or not they have associated pathology or causing or contributing to problems with adjacent teeth or structures. Every patient is different and should have a rational reason for the removal of an impacted tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Yes, but don't post pictures.Get a more detailed answer ›
Referred Pain: Pain from the extraction site may be referred down the nerve trunk that innervates the other teeth. In addition, pressure from the actual extraction may have inflamed the adjacent teeth. Pain meds should help your discomfort, and a call to your surgeon is in order if they don't. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?
Diet after surgery: After wisdom teeth surgery the swelling, pain and sensitivity can make eating problematic. The first 24 hours soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, gelatin is your best choice. It is important that you drink plenty of fluids and not use a straw. After 24 hours more solid foods like pancakes, eggs, mashed potatoes and soft pasta. After 7-10 days go back to normal diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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