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Doctor insights on: Taking Hydrocodone Because Of Wisdom Teeth

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What do you advise if I'm prescribed to be taking hydrocodone for my wisdom teeth but I haven't taken itpain?

What do you advise if I'm prescribed to be taking hydrocodone for my wisdom teeth but I haven't taken itpain?

Pain Control Only: Take the prescribed pain medications like hydrocodone as soon as you begin to feel pain or discomfort. You don’t have to take pain meds if you don’t need to. ...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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Is it safe to take two 7.5/325 hydrocodone, I was prescribed these and one pill isn't helping with the pain. I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled?

Post op pain: It is important to follow the directions on the bottle. Do not just take another hydrocodone. You should call the extracting dentist about your pain and the dentist will determine the best course of treatment. Even though this is the weekend you can call today. ...Read more

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Had three wisdom teeth removed today but throwing up now, two separate times. Am taking hydrocodone for pain. Ate very little bland food. Why vomiting?

Had three wisdom teeth removed today but throwing up now, two separate times. Am taking hydrocodone for pain. Ate very little bland food. Why vomiting?

A few reasons: If you were sedated, then it probably the sedation that is causing the vomiting. Narcotic pain medications can cause vomiting also. If you are not in severe pain then switch over the plain tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I'm on hydrocodone and penicillin due to my wisdom teeth coming out could either of these cause my period to be late?

I'm on hydrocodone and penicillin due to my wisdom teeth coming out could either of these cause my period to be late?

Meds -not likely.: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read more

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Hello. I had my wisdom teeth pulled yesterday morning and am experiencing some itching from the hydrocodone I was prescribed. I don't have a rash?

Hello. I had my wisdom teeth pulled yesterday morning and am experiencing some itching from the hydrocodone I was prescribed. I don't have a rash?

Allergic: Call Oral Surgeon immediately. You may be having allergic reaction to the hydro codons, which can quickly spin out of control. Do not take Med again until you talk to Surgeon. ...Read more

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22 years old and recently had my wisdom teeth removed and on hydrocodone for several days. I just got my period two weeks early. What does this mean?

22 years old and recently had my wisdom teeth removed and on hydrocodone for several days. I just got my period two weeks early. What does this mean?

Likely untelated: It is extremely unlikely that your wisdom teeth extraction and the timing of your period are related, however, stress may play a factor. If you are concerned make an appointment with your OB for a evaluation. ...Read more

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Took 3 ibuprofins today (9am, 2pm, 7pm). Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) before I sleep. My jaw really hurts due to wisdom teeth extractions.

Took 3 ibuprofins today (9am, 2pm, 7pm). Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) before I sleep. My jaw really hurts due to wisdom teeth extractions.

Take as directed: Ibuprofen tablets are usually 200 mg - and you should check that. A typical dose is 200, 400, or 600 mg at one time, and I can not tell from your question whether you took "3 ibuprofins" each time, or "1" each time. In any case, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) should not be a problem in addition to the ibuprofen, if it was prescribed by your dentist / oral surgeon. Ice helps too! ...Read more

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What is it like taking vicodin for the first time after wisdom teeth procedure?

What is it like taking vicodin for the first time after wisdom teeth procedure?

See label: With your prescription read the info about vicodin. Side affects will be listed and explained. Euphoria, dizziness, nausea are just some.
Being knowledgeable allows you to know what to expect. ...Read more

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Taking antibiotic for wisdom teeth five days ago and noticed something weird going on 'down there'. I.E. Burning, itching. What should I do

Taking antibiotic for wisdom teeth five days ago and noticed something weird going on 'down there'. I.E. Burning, itching. What should I do

Anti-fungal: It is not uncommon for women to get fungal, or yeast infections when taking broad spectrum anti-biotics. You can either get an otc anti-fungal or call your doctor to have one prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will the healing take from taking out four wisdom teeth?

Can someone tell me how long will the healing take from taking out four wisdom teeth?

Initial 2 days: Initial recovery is 2 days, 4 if you have extensive swelling. Ice is very helpful the first 24 hours. Sutures usually removed or gone in 1 week. The extraction site will fill in and remodel over time. The hole will turn into a depression and finally become a smooth ridge taking 6 months. The late healing will be unnoticeable to you except it will trap food less and less. ...Read more

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Should I continue taking paracetamol for the next few days? I have my wisdom teeth extracted 7hrs ago. It hurt a little.

Should I continue taking paracetamol for the next few days? I have my wisdom teeth extracted 7hrs ago. It hurt a little.

The first 48 hours: You will normally be prescribed paracetamol or ibuprofen. Be sure to follow the directions given to you by your surgeon or dentist. Get well soon. ...Read more

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How fast could wisdom teeth erupt?

How fast could wisdom teeth erupt?

Start at about 15: Wisdom teeth eruption can vary on ages, most likely around 15 years old. Whether the wisdom teeth erupt properly is another matter. The teeth can no erupt at all (completely impacted- in bone, bone and tissue;) partially impacted- part way through the tissue or fully erupt. Many people are born these days without wisdom teeth. Should have your dentist monitor as you get to this age. ...Read more

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How painful are wisdom teeth removals?

How painful are wisdom teeth removals?

Depends on Teeth: Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it;s a bit more complicated. Depends on the size, angulation, location, and several other factors. Every tooth is different. Every person is different. Your dentist/oral surgeon can predict pretty accurately how it's going to go and how you're going to feel. There's no way for you to guess yourself. Just get a consultation and you'll know for sure. ...Read more

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What are pain options for wisdom teeth?

Extraction: Typically, if you are having pain associated with wisdom teeth, the cause is inflammation of some sort, whether it be decay or periodontal disease or another reason. Since these teeth are so hard to clean and maintain, they are typically removed when symptomatic. ...Read more

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What will soothe the pain for wisdom teeth?

What will soothe the pain for wisdom teeth?

A few things: OTC pain meds, soft diet. See dentist, may be infected and need antibiotics.
Best solution is to see the wisdom tooth expert - oral surgeon for exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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What conditions are related to Wisdom Teeth?

What conditions are related to Wisdom Teeth?

There are several...: Jaw pain would be the most common condition related to wisdom teeth. Also swelling, redness, drainage of pus, limited oral opening and fever. In addition, wisdom teeth can mimic temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders and can cause teeth to shift resulting in a malocclusion (bad bite). In rare cases, wisdom teeth erupt and function normally, but that's very unusual. Most should be removed. ...Read more

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Could you die for not removing your wisdom teeth?

Could you die for not removing your wisdom teeth?

Only if......: People don't & can't die from not removing their wisdom teeth, whether or not they are impacted. What one can die from is any infection in your mouth (or the rest of your body) which then spreads to other parts of your body causing major complications. If a wisdom tooth becomes infected, it can for example interfere with breathing, & thus may cause death. Best to avoid risk with problem tooth. ...Read more

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Don? T understand do wisdom teeth have to be pulled?

Don? T understand do wisdom teeth have to be pulled?

Lack of space: Extraction of 3rd molars or wisdom teeth is indicated for diferent reasons: poor hygiene, bad position, cyst fromation, pain, swelling and to avoid problems on other teeth. ...Read more

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What determines if you need to remove your wisdom teeth?

What determines if you need to remove your wisdom teeth?

Position and room: If you have pain and/or swelling in the area of your wisdom teeth they should be removed. If on a radiograph (x-ray) they are observed to be positioned backwards, upsidedown or sideways they should probably be removed before they try to come in so thay don't cause infection or damage to your other teeth. Your dentist should be able offer you guidance. ...Read more

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Opinions on keeping wisdom teeth or getting them pulled?

Opinions on keeping wisdom teeth or getting them pulled?

X-ray/exam needed: Most times to avoid a future problem, take them out while young.
If impacted the wisdom tooth may harm the second molar. If it has swelled up a fw times, probably needs extraction.
Go to aaoms. Org for more answers. ...Read more

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I am having my wisdom teeth surgically removed (questions)?

I am having my wisdom teeth surgically removed (questions)?

Call oral surgeons: If you have not had a consultation, I would recommend one prior to having the teeth removed to answer your questions. ...Read more

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I am taking my wisdom teeth out today. How much pain can I expect?

Stress: How much pain after extraction depends on many things: the extent of surgery, your health, how well your body responds to pain medicine, etc. There is one thing you have a control on: stress reduction. Find as many ways to reduce your stress and worries. When your body deals with less stress hormone, you will benefit from less pain and better healing. Follow post-extracton instructions well. ...Read more

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I'm having my wisdom teeth out and I'm really scared. What to expect?

I'm having my wisdom teeth out and I'm really scared. What to expect?

Very common: However, the extraction of wisdom teeth involves a surgical procedure that is far from a simple tooth extraction. Many patients require the treatment by an oral surgeon. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon. ...Read more

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What would be pros/cons of keeping wisdom teeth? Pros/cons of pulling them?

What would be pros/cons of keeping wisdom teeth? Pros/cons of pulling them?

Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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I really need some answers! Why are my wisdom teeth giving me so much pain?

I really need some answers! Why are my wisdom teeth giving me so much pain?

Panoramic x-ray: And examination by your dentist will determine if there is enough room for the wisdom teeth to come in or they will remain trapped in the jawbone. It will answer your question precisely. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you taste metallic days after taking your wisdom teeth out?

What does it mean if you taste metallic days after taking your wisdom teeth out?

Normal: Blood has a metallic taste to it due to the iron. In addition, food particles can get in the socket and impart a strange flavor. When the sockets close, all abnormal tastes should go away. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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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