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Doctor insights on: Tooth Sensitivity After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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Please help! Tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Please help! Tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Not uncommon: The pain is noticed immediately after the anesthesia wears off and continues up to 72 hours. Take NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. If concerned, see your dentist for post-op examination. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the problem with my unbearable tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

I need to know what is the problem with my unbearable tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dry socket: Most common cause of "unbearable pain" after wisdom tooth removal is a dry socket where the blood clot has waged out and the bone is exposed to the oral environment. Please return to the surgeon who did your extraction for rx and, in all probability, lam ost instantaneous relief. ...Read more

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My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?

See dentist: You should return to your dentist to have a periodontal exam and then the various treatment options can be explained to you. ...Read more

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What can I eat 8 days after wisdom teeth extraction?

What can I eat 8 days after wisdom teeth extraction?

Almost everything: You can have a normal diet, just avoid rough foods like chips and such, not to dislodge the blood clot over the extraction site. ...Read more

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Teeth do not feel aligned after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

Yes: It is not uncommon for patients to feel like their bite may be a little different after having wisdom teeth removed, as well as some sensitivity to hot and/or cold. This is usually a transient sensation and resolves. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned that I can see the hole after wisdom teeth extraction?

Should i be concerned that I can see the hole after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: It's perfectly normal to see the hole (socket) after a tooth is removed. Sometimes they're stitched closed sometimes they're left open to heal. Depends on the situation and your dentist's decision at the time of surgery. ...Read more

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I am still having pain 9 days after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

I am still having pain 9 days after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

Post op pain: That's hard to say over the internet. If the pain is decreasing over time, you're probably fine. However, this should be discussed with the dentist who actually removed your teeth. Follow-up aftercare is part of the responsibility of your dentist and yours to ensure that everything is as expected. Call your dentist and discuss this issue. ...Read more

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I have more pain after wisdom teeth extraction, numbess less noticed, what to do?

Return to dentist: Return to your dentist who extracted the wisdom teeth. The most common reason for pain after an extraction is a dry socket. This occurs if the blood clot that forms when the tooth is extracted is lost. Treatment involves packing a gauze soaked in a solution that makes the pain improve significantly. Other reasons for pain exist as well. ...Read more

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How long to smoke after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long to smoke after wisdom teeth extraction?

Varies: Well, the best answer is that you should never smoke again! However, for a simple wisdom tooth extraction, about 5 days is usually ideal. If the extraction was surgical and complicated, a little longer would be helpful. Most people, however, start smoking the same day, regardless of what their doctor said, & they often have problems healing. Do your best to stop for as long as you can! Good luck. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if all stitches need to be removed after wisdom teeth extraction?

Wanted to know if all stitches need to be removed after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dissolvable Stitches: These stitches usually come out after 5 days Those that are non-dissolvable stitches must be manually removed by the surgeon. ...Read more

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Why im having fever after wisdom teeth extraction?

Why im having fever after wisdom teeth extraction?

Tooth extraction: Is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. It is normal to have slight fever. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Can you drink kefir after wisdom teeth extraction?

Can you drink kefir after wisdom teeth extraction?

Should be fine: Kefir is a milk product with live bacterial culture. Many doctors prescribe antibiotics that protect from infection after wisdom tooth extraction. You may find that these probiotic bacteria improve your digestive regularity or prevent yeast overgrowth. The bacteria present shouldn't cause an infection and should be fine to drink. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke weed after wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it okay to smoke weed after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: It is not ok to smoke anything after any extraction. It increases the chances of developing a dry socket and increases the chances of an infection. ...Read more

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When can you eat solid food after wisdom teeth extraction?

When can you eat solid food after wisdom teeth extraction?

Ask your dentist: Without knowing the particular details of your surgery, it's not a good idea to tell when you should start solid foods again. It will probably depend on how well your pain is controlled and whether your surgical wounds are healing well. Call your dentist or ask them this question if you haven't had your surgery yet. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth extraction does dry socket develop?

How long after wisdom teeth extraction does dry socket develop?

Early: This can happen in 48-72 hours. Not usually later. Please call the oral surgeon who did the procedure if you are having problems. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty in swallowing after wisdom teeth extraction?

What causes difficulty in swallowing after wisdom teeth extraction?

A few thoughts..: Inflammation. Pain. Swelling. Sutures. It is a surgical procedure, and it is not uncommon to have any or all of the above listed problems after the extraction. The proximity of the tongue muscles to the wisdom tooth is why these problems contribute to difficulty in swallowing. ...Read more

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Would I have a hole in my gums forever after wisdom teeth extraction?

Would I have a hole in my gums forever after wisdom teeth extraction?

No-no -no: If the area is sutured and you are in good health- healing should close up any opening with proper post op. Treatment. ...Read more

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What do suppositories (promethegan) do after wisdom teeth extraction?

What do suppositories (promethegan) do after wisdom teeth extraction?

Promethegan: Here is some information on the drug you asked about:

http://www.drugs.com/mtm/promethegan-rectal.html

Please ask her surgeon for further information ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

Bone infection: A dry socket is infection that develops in the bone socket. It is best treated by careful debridement to remove the layer of infected bone and to restart bleeding that important in the development of a full socket blood clot. Perscription antibiotic and anti inflammatory medication is often indicated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to masturbate after wisdom teeth extraction on the same day?

Is it safe to masturbate after wisdom teeth extraction on the same day?

Depends : It would be helpful to know how complex the extractions were. If you have stitches in your gums and are still bleeding a bit you may want to hold off for a couple of days since a rise in blood pressure can increase the chances of more bleeding or popping sutures loose. Better to play it safe than have to make a trip back to the surgeon. ...Read more

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How long would it take before I can brush my teeth after wisdom teeth extraction?

The same day: Maintaining good oral hygiene is important. You can brush all of your teeth except where your teeth were removed the day of surgery. I advise my patients to brush lightly over the extraction sites the first day after surgery and resume normal brushing on the second postoperative day. ...Read more

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How long until the swelling and numbness goes away after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long until the swelling and numbness goes away after wisdom teeth extraction?

It depends: The swelling usually reaches its peak 36-48 hours after surgery then decreases slowly over a few days. The numbness depends on the type of local anesthesia used. Rarely, the sensory nerve can get damaged and numbness can last longer or be permanent. ...Read more

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Is it common to have pain when rinsing with salt water after wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it common to have pain when rinsing with salt water after wisdom teeth extraction?

That depends: Severe pain... No, some discomfort for the first 1-2 days ... Yes. If you are having severe pain or it lasts beyond a few days you need to return to the ral surgeon who extracted your teeth. You may have a dry socket. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms and pain from a dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

What are the common symptoms and pain from a dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dry Socket Symptoms: Normal to feel some pain & discomfort after extraction, however... If on 3-4th day after the procedure the pain increases substantially & character of pain changes (throbbing more, radiating more to ear & temple) & if the pain medicine that you were taking is now grossly inadequate, then fibrinolytic alveolitis — is high on list of possibilities. Dressings exist & help immensely. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have headaches every day for over 2 weeks after wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it normal to have headaches every day for over 2 weeks after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: It's not common to have prolonged headaches after removal of wisdom teeth. You should contact your oral surgeon to discuss and perhaps go in for evaluation. Headaches after surgery are most commonly due to dietary changes and medication side effects. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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6 days after wisdom teeth extraction I can see a Black coloured hole where the wisdom teeth was. Is this a Dry Socket?

6 days after wisdom teeth extraction I can see a Black coloured hole where the wisdom teeth was. Is this a Dry Socket?

Probably not: The hole area may still be in the process of healing. Hard to say, though. Often, dry sockets exhibit pain and bad odors. If in doubt, get back to the dentist/oral surgeon who extracted the tooth/teeth. ...Read more

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How long does referred pain in other teeth last after wisdom teeth extraction? I am day 11 post op and feeling pain in two teeth nearby.

How long does referred pain in other teeth last after wisdom teeth extraction? I am day 11 post op and feeling pain in two teeth nearby.

Depends: Depends on the cause of the pain, which cannot be determined without an examination. Your Surgeon is responsible for post-surgical care. ...Read more

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Facial swelling taking very long to subside after wisdom teeth extraction... it has been 3 months already and its only maybe 50% back to normal?

Facial swelling taking very long to subside after wisdom teeth extraction... it has been 3 months already and its only maybe 50% back to normal?

Must see the surgeon: This is highly unusual and probably is being caused by an infection and possibly a fracture of the jaw. A follow up visit with the surgeon and new X-ray to determine the cause is important. If a definitive diagnosis is not obtained seek a 2nd opinion but do not delay. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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. Heidi Fowler
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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