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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 should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

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 more

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When after wisdom teeth removal will I feel normal?

When after wisdom teeth removal will I feel normal?

Varies: It varies from patient to patient and it also varies based on the position of the tooth in the jaw bone. Usually you should feel back to normal after 1-2 weeks. Some feel fine in a couple of days. ...Read more

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What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

Start slowly: Nutrition is important for wound healing after surgery. Start with a soft diet and drink plenty of fluids. You can advance your diet and types of food as tolerated. Some people eat a regular diet immediately following surgery, while others may be more cautious and not try to resume their normal diet for several days after surgery. ...Read more

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When can I return to work after wisdom teeth removal?

When can I return to work after wisdom teeth removal?

Depends on you: Every surgery is different. Some are very quick and uneventful. In these cases you may be back the day after. Other surgeries require significant bone removal and are more traumatic. In these instances you may be down several days. Generally, when the bleeding has stopped and the pain under control without narcotics, you are ready to work. Older people will require more time than younger. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

It varies: Individuals react and respond differently to surgery, as some patients have an extremely high pain threshold and wisdom tooth surgery is only a minor distraction. Other patients may have a very low pain threshold and be incapacitated for a week or more from a simple uncomplicated extraction.

On the average, two to three days is the norm. ...Read more

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What should I eat the day after wisdom teeth removal?

What should I eat the day after wisdom teeth removal?

Many things: No food with particles in it -- especially chicken soup. All broths are ok. Jello, pudding, applesauce, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sherbet, yogurt (without seeds), hummus, smoothie (with whey protein), milkshake (no straw!), etc. You must be careful to protect the blood clot on the socket. If this is lost, you will get a dry socket and be in pain fer weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for after wisdom teeth removal pain?

Any home remedies for after wisdom teeth removal pain?

Ice: Ice pack will help to dull the pain, 20min on 20min off, keep you head elevated. Otherwise rx pain meds could help as well. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth removal will pain subside?

How long after wisdom teeth removal will pain subside?

1-2 weeks: Usually narcotic pain medication should not be needed after 3 days. Motrin and Tylenol for first week. Should not have any pain after second week. If bite shifts and bone changes around surrounding teeth you may get some temperature sensitivity. If pain worsens after 3 days you may have dry socket and need to be evaluated by dentist who extracted tooth. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

How long is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

That depends: For most people the majority of the healing is completed in the first 5-6 days if you smoke or drink alcohol this will take longer. In rare cases dry socket can develop. This condition can take 2-3 weeks to heal. Following the care instructions of your oral surgeon greatly reduces the chance of developing dry socket. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can recover after wisdom teeth removal?

Can I tell me how I can recover after wisdom teeth removal?

Follow Instructions: Most oral surgeons will provide you with detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions on what to do and not do before and after surgery. Following the instructions provided by your surgeon or dentist will provide you with the best advice for recovery. ...Read more

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What happens before, during and after wisdom teeth removal?

What happens before, during and after wisdom teeth removal?

Consult with OS/DDS: I would recommend a consultation prior to having the teeth removed to answer your questions. The most important step is to have a consultation prior to surgery to have everything spelled out for you- pre and post-op instructions and what to expect. Local or general anesthetic, rides there and home, what you can eat/drink, meds, prior, etc. If being put to sleep- nothing 6 hours before. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when can I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

I wanted to know when can I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

After numbness: After the numbness is completely gone and you are feeling well enough to. Start with some soft foods and\or nutrition drinks. Each case is different. It's important to be well hydrated and nourished. Go slow to start. Follow your dentist's instructions. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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How long before I can chew food after wisdom teeth removal?

How long before I can chew food after wisdom teeth removal?

3-4 days.: Follow the instructions given by the dentist or oral surgeon. Typically the first few days eat soft foods and when you are more comfortable you can transition to normal foods. Everyone is different. Eat what you are comfortable eating just don't overdo it. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth removal until I can smoke again?

How long after wisdom teeth removal until I can smoke again?

Hopefully never: We suggest at least a few days, longer if possible. Maybe now would be a good time to stop smoking. Smoking can cause cancer, as I am sure you already know. In addition to lung cancer, oral cancers are on the rise! ...Read more

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I want to know if I will be loopy after wisdom teeth removal?

I want to know if I will be loopy after wisdom teeth removal?

Loopy: If you are sedated for the procedure yes you will be loopy and need someone to look after your for the first day or two. If done under local you will just need a ride home but you will not be loopy. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I eat a reuben sandwich 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Can I eat a reuben sandwich 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

After six days....: ... and no pain, and no swelling, you are probably good to go. Enjoy the sandwich. ...Read more

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Please help! 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal and still pain!?

Please help! 3 weeks after wisdom teeth removal and still pain!?

Not uncommon: Unfortunately most wisdom teeth surgery is accompanied by some degree of pain up to 3 weeks. For the pain management, you can take an Rx medication by your oral surgeon and alternate with NSAIDs OTC. If concerned, visit your surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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Pointy piece of tooth still there years after wisdom teeth removal?

Pointy piece of tooth still there years after wisdom teeth removal?

May not be tooth: There are other possibilities other than a piece of tooth in this area.
It may be a bony protuberance or a bone spicule. Have it evaluated to determine exactly what is causing the problem and to determine your options for treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do to eliminate foul odor after wisdom teeth removal?

Bad odor common: It is not uncommon to have a bad odor or taste after extractions. Food or debris can get stuck in sockets--do not pick at! Also, the healing clot can develop a bad odor as well as it heals. Do not rinse with strong mouthwash as it can cause dry socket. Leave everything alone, brush well, avoiding directly the sockets. Once things heal you should notice an improvement. ...Read more

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How much pain medication is generally taken after wisdom teeth removal?

How much pain medication is generally taken after wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: The amount and type of pain medication required by an individual following wisdom teeth surgery varies from patient to patient. Some patients take only over the counter analgesics, i.e., ibuprofen, Aspirin or Acetaminophen for a day or two, while others may require or request multiple prescriptions for pain meds. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my other teeth feel pain after wisdom teeth removal?

What does it mean if my other teeth feel pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Post operative pain: When oral surgery is performed, especially at your age, there is this entity called "pain on healing". It can take about one year for new bone to fill in after having your wisdom teeth removed. It is not uncommon for this type of healing pain around your other teeth to occur. As always, it would be advisable to schedule a post operative visit with your oral surgeon to rule out anything else. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how I can clean my teeth after wisdom teeth removal?

Can you please explain how I can clean my teeth after wisdom teeth removal?

Brush all your teeth: Following surgery, you should brush all of your teeth. I advise my patients to avoid brushing over the extraction sites on the day of surgery and to rinse lightly with warm water after eating. On the first postop day they are instructed to use a soft toothbrush and begin lightly brushing over the extraction sites on the second postoperative day, they begin brushing normally over the sites. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to wait to eat normal after wisdom teeth removal?

How much time do you have to wait to eat normal after wisdom teeth removal?

Whenever you want: Everyone responds differently following the removal of teeth. Some patients start with a liquid or soft diet immediately following surgery and advance their diet as tolerated. Other patients may resume their normal diet immediately. Your appetite and level of discomfort while eating are your best measures for progressing to a normal diet. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are recovering correctly after wisdom teeth removal?

How can you tell if you are recovering correctly after wisdom teeth removal?

No pain: Most people have pain for 2-3 days and be uncomfortable or aware for up to a week. You had 4 big teeth yanked out of your head and they leave big holes that have to fill in from the bottom up. Hopefully you got instructions on what symptoms to call about. Homeopathic arnica and hypericum can help a lot. Persistent pain or a nagging feeling that something isn't right merit a call to your doc. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my other teeth feel pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Root exposure: Root exposure is a common problem with wisdom teeth removal, particularly the back sides of the second molars just in front of the wisdom teeth that were removed. In time, the bone levels fill in the socket and these exposed root surfaces are again covered by new bone. Using a good renameling or sensitivity toothpaste is often helpful in reducing the tooth pain during healing. ...Read more

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Tingling after wisdom teeth removal. Normal?

Depends: I'm assuming you mean on your lip and chin. If this is the same day as surgery, that could be local anesthetic. If it is several days later, there may have been some injury to the sensory nerve. This usually gets better on its own, but it is best to inform your surgeon as they know all about your individual situation. ...Read more

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How can you sleep after wisdom teeth removal?

How can you sleep after wisdom teeth removal?

It is recommended: To use of ice packs and sleeping with the head in an elevated position. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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