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How urgent is it to have impacted wisdom teeth removed?

How urgent is it to have impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: If they are symptomatic (hurting) then it is a priority to have the wisdom teeth removed. If they are not hurting, then waiting for a convenient time for the patient can be appropriate. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Can you masturbate after having a wisdom teeth removed?

Can you masturbate after having a wisdom teeth removed?

Yes: Maybe it will distract you from the discomfort in your mouth. ...Read more

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I got 4 wisdom teeth removed on Wednesday at 130 pm. It is now Saturday at 7 pm. Is it okay to smoke? Also can I eat normal foods?

I got 4 wisdom teeth removed on Wednesday at 130 pm. It is now Saturday at 7 pm. Is it okay to smoke? Also can I eat normal foods?

Exception:1Cohiba/wk: No, after you've had four wisdom teeth removed you can't smoke. Ever. And don't whine about it. You've gotten this far, keep going. Cheaper, healthier, better for the environment and your breath and teeth and the air of those near and dear to you. Progress with the food, see how it goes, just be careful, start softer (cooked veggies, etc) and save the rib eye for a week or two. ...Read more

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Had 2 wisdom teeth removed 6 days ago don't feel in pain at all jusy a lottle discomfort still os this normal also my tongue has turned brown?

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Had 2 wisdom teeth removed 6 days ago don't feel in pain at all jusy a lottle discomfort still os this normal also my tongue has turned brown?

Brush it: Discoloration of the tongue can have many causes. Some are from taking certain medications such as steroid inhalers, antibiotics, and other medications. Smoking or eating strongly colored food can affect the tongue. The stain can usually be controlled with brushing of the tongue or use a tongue scrapping device. If the problem persists or changes in coloration are noted, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Should I get my wisdom teeth removed? At checkup, dentist said 1/4 is growing okay but 3/4 are not. Thanks!

Should I get my wisdom teeth removed? At checkup, dentist said 1/4 is growing okay but 3/4 are not. Thanks!

Yes/depends: I say yes and depends because it all depends on location, frequency of irritation and risk (current and future). The benefits of wisdom teeth removal are higher before the age of 25 and there after the risks start to become more and more progressive. ...Read more

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Any advice on getting wisdom teeth removed?

Any advice on getting wisdom teeth removed?

Yes: If they are causing pain or alignment concerns then they may need to be removed. Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. In generals, the older you are, the more difficult the procedure so if it needs to be done do not delay. ...Read more

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How long after getting 4 wisdom teeth removed do I have to wait before returning to rugby?

How long after getting 4 wisdom teeth removed do I have to wait before returning to rugby?

Rugby: Ask the oral surgeon as it depends on the complexity of the extraction and the anesthetic used. It needs to heal slowly without the blood pressure being raised which a rugby game would do. Always wear a athletic mouth guard when you play fabricated by your dentist. ...Read more

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Is dry socket common when you get your wisdom teeth removed?

Is dry socket common when you get your wisdom teeth removed?

Not common...: .. But a potential post operative problem.

Follow the directions of your oral surgeon and you will minimize the chances of developing a dry socket. ...Read more

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Can I get my sideways wisdom teeth removed without being put to sleep?

Can I get my sideways wisdom teeth removed without being put to sleep?

Yes: It is possible to remove wisdom teeth which are side ways or horizontally impacted fully awake. Make sure the dentist removing the tooth is experienced. An oral surgeon would be a good option. ...Read more

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Do I even need to get my wisdom teeth removed if I have braces on at the time they are growing in?

Do I even need to get my wisdom teeth removed if I have braces on at the time they are growing in?

It depends: If the wisdom teeth are not interfering with the orthodontic treatment, then you do not have to take them out, but if they are pushing against other teeth, then yes they must be removed. ...Read more

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I had my two upper wisdom teeth removed a week ago. Am I still eligible to get dry socket? I've been eating soups and yogurts for a week.

I had my two upper wisdom teeth removed a week ago. Am I still eligible to get dry socket? I've been eating soups and yogurts for a week.

Unlikely: If you have not had any symptoms in a week, your socket is well on its way to healing. You may call your dentist if you have any doubt, however, it should be safe to return to normal diet.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed Wednesday last week and I developed a large lump next to and slightly above the lower left site that hurts.

I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed Wednesday last week and I developed a large lump next to and slightly above the lower left site that hurts.

Post surgical: The professional that knows you situation best is the General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that provided your treatment. He/she is the individual responsible for your post-surgical care. Please return for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 19, athlete. Had wisdom teeth removed a few days ago and as they were waking me up from the iv sedation, HR was high- about 115-120. Why is that?

I'm 19, athlete. Had wisdom teeth removed a few days ago and as they were waking me up from the iv sedation, HR was high- about 115-120. Why is that?

Elevated HR: Unlikely that this is any cause for concern. When waking up from any anesthesia/conscious sedation there is some “adrenaline” release increasing HR. Local numbing medication used by dentists usually contains epinephrine which is a stimulant that is absorbed and leads to elevated heart rates. A heart rate of 115-120 is likely just a fast normal heart rhythm or what is called sinus tachycardia. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago. I would like to know how would I tell if I got an infection. And are there any sign I should look for if so.

Signs of infection: What is normal following the removal of wisdom teeth: varying degrees of swelling and discomfort depending upon the difficulty of the extractions and your body's response to trauma. Signs of infection: increasing size and spread of swelling each day after first 24-36 hours, feeling or warmth, fever and chills. Any questions or concerns? Call your surgeon. Always better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Can you get invisalign and have wisdom teeth removed during process? Or can you wait till after? Worried how to do it best. Don't want to do in process

Can you get invisalign and have wisdom teeth removed during process? Or can you wait till after? Worried how to do it best. Don't want to do in process

Wisdoms first: The best way is to get the wisdom teeth removed first. This opens up the back surface of the second molars for the aligners to better engage those teeth; a better fit. I wouldn't recommend getting them extracted during the invisalign process. Also, getting the wisdom teeth out, gets extra tooth against tooth biting contacts out of the alignment process. Helps your teeth to fit together better. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and today I accidentally drank out of a straw forgetting that I wasn't supposed to. Should I be worried? I am not bleeding currently nor do I feel any pain that I didn't already before drinking out of the straw.

I had my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and today I accidentally drank out of a straw forgetting that I wasn't supposed to. Should I be worried? I am not bleeding currently nor do I feel any pain that I didn't already before drinking out of the straw.

Wisdom tooth: The first 24 hours are the most critical in healing so you may be fine. But please carefully follow your post op instructions from now on. If you experience severe pain, swelling or bleeding contact the dentist that extracted your teeth. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you drink water after you've had your wisdom teeth removed?

I need to know how do you drink water after you've had your wisdom teeth removed?

NO STRAW!!!: Drinking right out of a glass is the best way. Do not use a straw, as the sucking motion will cause the clotted blood--a nature's bandaid--to be pulled out. You will then have a dry socket, and slow painful healing. It is good to drink lots of water: it will cleanse the bloody taste off, and helps the body stay rehydrated for better healing. ...Read more

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Help docs! I had six novocaine shots today because I was going to get my wisdom teeth removed but it didn't end up happening?

It will pass: The anesthesia will pass. Be careful not to chew your cheek / tongue / lips in the meantime. May take up to 8 hours to wear off. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got my upper left and bottom left wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago. My bottom sutures on my cheek has a tear on them. Should I be worried.

I got my upper left and bottom left wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago. My bottom sutures on my cheek has a tear on them. Should I be worried.

Maybe not: It is hard to tell how much suturing was done for this specific extraction, or how fast you are healing. It would be wise to call your surgeon in the morning and set up a quick appointment so that they can take a look. ...Read more

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I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed 2/6 it's now 2/11 and my disolvable sutures are falling out and I'm in barely any to no pain. Can I eat pizza?

Healing: You may have pizza but make sure continue rinsing the extraction site after each meal so no particles get caught in extraction sites which may result in pain or discomfort if any food gets impacted ...Read more

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Just got my four wisdom teeth removed and the bottom two were impacted how long until I'm safe from dry socket and eating normally again? No sutures.

Dry socket: A dry socket usually presents about two to three days after the extraction, with extreme pain when it wasn't that bad previously. By 4-5 days you should be pretty confident everything is healing well. Check with your own dentist if you have any questions. ...Read more

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Hi, I got my wisdom teeth removed 2 weeks ago. I had a "ball" in my cheek on either side, one side has completely gone although my right side has go?

Hi, I got my wisdom teeth removed 2 weeks ago. I had a "ball" in my cheek on either side, one side has completely gone although my right side has go?

See surgeon: Although the other side will probably resolve in time, it's important that you call and speak to the surgeon who removed your teeth just to make sure it's not an infection or something else that requires treatment. After care is the responsibility of the dentist who should follow the surgical areas until adequate healing is established. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have stomach pain after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Is it normal to have stomach pain after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Possible: Some medications can cause this side effect. But you may want to be evaluated by an md if this persists. ...Read more

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Had wisdom teeth removed july 14th have had no problems recovered fine. Have noticed a small lump on inside of cheek near where tooth was removed?

Had wisdom teeth removed july 14th have had no problems recovered fine. Have noticed a small lump on inside of cheek near where tooth was removed?

Cheek lump: Hello. The lump inside your cheek could be scar formation or possibly a fluid collection. The best advice is to follow up with your dentist for a recheck. Good luck. ...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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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