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Tooth Extraction Surgery
Yes: You need to eat and it doesn't make a difference if it is sweet. Depending on the number of teeth extracted and the difficulty you may want to eat soups or soft foods. In any case get plenty of fluids. ...Read more
Can you explain what are my gums supposed to feel like after I have healed from my wisdom tooth extraction surgery?
Depends on time : The healing process after any surgical procedure takes time. Now, depending on the type of procedure, extent of the surgery, and the time elapsed after that, the shape ; sensation of the gums can vary. But generally, a healthy and healed gum should be smooth, not achy, pinkish red color, ; without swelling ; bleeding. For more specific answer, please give us more specific info, if you can ...Read more
Is tramadol with 10mg Valium & 15mg oxazepam & nitrous oxide & novacaine ok for tooth extraction surgery?
Too much!: Unless you are doing conscious sedation, which is very involved with informed consent and presentation of the entire sedation process, then this is too much. Unless you have high anxiety or fear, for which you should get sedated at someone that has proper training and equipment such as pulsoximeter, local anesthetic is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can/will a dentist also do fillings for cavities at the same time as wisdom tooth extraction surgery?
After a lower molar tooth extraction surgery w/ bone graft & stitches, when can I go back to a physical job moving tables & chairs & doing stairs?
Returning to work: It all depends how well you are feeling after the surgery. Pain is very subjective. You may be ready to work in a day, while someone else may need more time. Don't overdo it if you are feeling well. Talk to the doctor who did your surgery for any precautions you need to take even if you are doing well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not always: Molar tooth extraction can be simple with no surgery involved in many cases. Sometimes if a tooth is badly broken, or has had a root canal treatment in past that tooth may not come out easily and will need surgery. Also most unerupted and impacted third molars will need surgery to extract. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a dental tooth extraction considered surgery ? One dentist recommends clindamycin before and after for 5 days. Others do not. Confusing!
Yes: A dentist would normally prescribe antibiotics for various reasons including an existing infection and a susceptibility to infection for various medical reasons. If an infection is already present, you should start antibiotic coverage immediately. Every dentist has their own protocol regarding antibiotic coverage. If you trust the dentist, trust his advice.If not, find a dentist that you do trust. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Jaw swelling before tooth extraction. Had oral surgery size of golf ball on left side was told fluid buildup. How do I reduce swelling?
Hot towel: It is common to have face swelling after tooth removal especially infected ones. Cold compression for the first day following the surgery and warm compression after 2 and 3 days of surgery is recommended to reduce the swelling. Painkiller like Motrin also will help because of anti-inflammatory effect. ...Read more
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