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Is it alright to eat something sweet after a tooth extraction surgery?

Is it alright to eat something sweet after a 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

Dr. James Dukelow
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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


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When you sleep on your side after tooth extraction surgery?

When you sleep on your side after tooth extraction surgery?

Your question?: I'm not sure what your question is? Generally speaking, you can sleep on either side after an extraction or removal of in impacted wisdom tooth. It is always best to discuss post operative instructions with your own surgeon. Call and ask. Follow written and oral instructions until then. ...Read more

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Common post wisdom tooth extraction surgery problems?

Common post wisdom tooth extraction surgery problems?

Lots: Pain, bleeding, swelling, black and blue (jhematoma), numbness, sinus perforation, adjacent tooth fracture are some. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are my gums supposed to feel like after I have healed from my wisdom tooth extraction surgery?

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

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Is tramadol with 10mg Valium & 15mg oxazepam & nitrous oxide & novacaine ok for tooth extraction surgery?

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 more

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Can/will a dentist also do fillings for cavities at the same time as wisdom tooth extraction surgery?

Can/will a dentist also do fillings for cavities at the same time as wisdom tooth extraction surgery?

Win-win: If it is an easy extraction, it makes more sense to get as much done in that quad as possible (better financially for the practice and less injections and time for the patient). All bets are off for a complicated extraction. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Does molar tooth extraction require surgery?

Does molar tooth extraction require surgery?

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 more

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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 more

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