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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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Within a week of my wisdom teeth removal my tongue had removed my stitches. I rinse my sockets out with a syringe. Any other advice on healing well?

Within a week of my wisdom teeth removal my tongue had removed my stitches. I rinse my sockets out with a syringe. Any other advice on healing well?

No problem: As long as you are keeping it clean by rinsing i don't think you should have any problem. The sutures are ready to be removed one week post op anyway. ...Read more

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How do you heal after the permanent removal of a tongue piercing?

How do you heal after the permanent removal of a tongue piercing?

Tongue: If the hole is small it may heal by itself but if its been there for awhile, it may have to be repaired by an ENT surgeon ...Read more

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Dad saw oncologist after symptoms for removal of st1 tongue ca as per nccn guidelines and oncologists dad wont need tx. Is nd needed even w clear margins?

Dad saw oncologist after symptoms for removal of st1 tongue ca as per nccn guidelines and oncologists dad wont need tx. Is nd needed even w clear margins?

Follow your Surgeon': Your/his surgeon's advice should be followed. The need to do a nodal dissection is often based on the depth/thickness of tumor infiltration. If it is > 4mm deep, lymph node dissection is commonly recommended. ...Read more

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Just had uppp, tonsil removal (palantine and lingual) and tongue coblation. When should I expect the scabs to fall off and what sensations to expect?

Just had uppp, tonsil removal (palantine and lingual) and tongue coblation.  When should I expect the scabs to fall off and what sensations to expect?

Eschar: Most of the scabs or eschar will fall off in 7 days . You shouldn't notice much except a heightened sense of pain and discomfort for an additional day or two. ...Read more

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Tongue numbness after wisdom tooth removal. Is this common?

Tongue numbness after wisdom tooth removal. Is this common?

Tongue numbness: Not very common. Usually temporary, however, sometimes it can linger for several months. Very rare for the numbness to be permanent. ...Read more

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What should I expect after a uppp, tonsil removal, septoplasty and tongue coblation surgeries? What side effects or sensations? Thanks.

What should I expect after a uppp, tonsil removal, septoplasty and tongue coblation surgeries? What side effects or sensations? Thanks.

Swelling: Surgery on the throat may result in massive swelling. Your surgeon will provide you with instructions to minimize the swelling and pain; these instructions should be followed closely. It is likely that medications will be administered during surgery to treat this as well as pain medications prescribed postoperatively. A mechanical soft diet is also likely to advised. Take it easy for 10 days. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs or medication to help heal tongue paresthesia from wisdom tooth removal after 3 months of symptoms?

Are there any herbs or medication to help heal tongue paresthesia from wisdom tooth removal after 3 months of symptoms?

Benfotiamine 600 mg: and a post-operative course of steroid treatment followed by a high dose of NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen 600 to 800 milligrams three times per day for 3-5 weeks). For more information ask your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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For wisdom teeth removal, do I have to remove my tongue piercing?

For wisdom teeth removal, do I have to remove my tongue piercing?

Probably: This is something to discuss with your oral surgeon or dentist. Likely they will want your tongue piercing removed during the procedure to decrease any chance of it dislodging and getting into your airway or blocking access to your teeth during the removal. ...Read more

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Tongue has light yellow coloration after wisdom teeth removal. Should i be concerned?

Tongue has light yellow coloration after wisdom teeth removal. Should i be concerned?

No: A slight discoloration of the tongue following surgery in the mouth is not uncommon. An altered diet, antibiotics if taken, and decreased oral hygiene are some things that can cause the tongue to have a different appearance. ...Read more

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I have an awful rancid taste in my mouth and yellowing of my tongue x6 days after wisdom tooth removal. Not being made better by salt rinses. normal?

I have an awful rancid taste in my mouth and yellowing of my tongue x6 days after wisdom tooth removal. Not being made better by salt rinses. normal?

Post wisdom teeth: Have you been brushing your teeth and tongue? What is your pain level? Contact the extracting dentist or oral surgeon for the best answer to your problem. ...Read more

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If a ranula fills the entire floor of mouth will removal surgery be more complicated?

If a ranula fills the entire floor of mouth will removal surgery be more complicated?

Ask Oral Surgeon: Treatment of ranulas could involve either marsupialization or more often excision of both the gland and lesion. Ranulas are likely to recur if the sublingual gland or other gland causing them is not also removed with the lesion. The best and most accurate anwser for you is to see your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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When is tori bone removal needed from the roof of the mouth?

When is tori bone removal needed from the roof of the mouth?

Occasionally: Tori need to be removed if they are rapid growing or they are so large they are interfering with eating or talking. Also, if they need to be biopsied if they are suspected of being something other than tori. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your mouth to still hurt 4 weeks after wisdom tooth removal?

Post op pain: One month of pain after extractions does not seem right. Have the oral su(geon take another look to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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