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Having my tonsils and uvula removed on tuesday. Sleep apnea score is 29. Worried about uvula removal and side effects from this. Suggestions on this?

Having my tonsils and uvula removed on tuesday. Sleep apnea score is 29. Worried about uvula removal and side effects from this. Suggestions on this?

Airway restriction: They plan this surgery to increase the size of your airway opening. Did a CPAP not work? Are your tonsils so large that you're trapping food while eating, thereby having difficulty swallowing too? Are you obese? Major weight loss has been shown to help, if kept off. These are all factors that need to be considered when surgery is your treatment choice. Moderate post-op pain is a side effect. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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For how long does it take for your mouth to heal from removal of wisdom teeth?

Varies: Depends on the severity of your surgery and your healing capabilities. A few days to two weeks is the range. There is no single time frame for everyone. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for your mouth to heal from removal of wisdom teeth?

How long is it supposed to it take for your mouth to heal from removal of wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth: Ten to fourteen days for initial healing. Six to nine months for bony healing. The sockets heal from the bottom up. ...Read more

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Had full mouth extractions wed additional bone removal fri stitches are thick and brown they are starting to disolve ok to pull out if they come easy?

Had full mouth extractions wed additional bone removal fri stitches are thick and brown they are starting to disolve ok to pull out if they come easy?

Yes, but only if: They come out easily. If you meet resistance then leave them alone for another few days. If they are really bothering you than have the doctor who did the surgery reevaluate you. ...Read more

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How should I rinse my mouth after wisdom tooth removal?

How should I rinse my mouth after wisdom tooth removal?

Very Gently: If your dentist didn't give you a prescription mouthwash to use, simply use warm salt-water. It's important to keep the area clean, and brushing might be a bit uncomfortable for a few days. More importantly, however, swish very gently, so you don't disturb with wound. Ideally, hold the rinse in your mouth and slowly tilt your head back and forth, instead of gargling or swishing vigorously. ...Read more

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Could it be bad i rinsed my mouth after wisdom teeth removal?

Could it be bad i rinsed my mouth after wisdom teeth removal?

No: You need to rinse after eating following the removal of teeth. Of more importance is how vigorously you rinse. My patients are advise to rinse lightly after eating or drinking fluids on the day of surgery to remove any residual food particles. Vigorous rinsing on the day of surgery could cause the loss of the blood clot and should be avoided. ...Read more

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I have the worst taste in my mouth after wisdom tooth removal. What is this?

I have the worst taste in my mouth after wisdom tooth removal. What is this?

Very common: after wisdom tooth surgery. A bad taste in your mouth can be removed with saltwater rinsing and proper oral hygiene. Take care. ...Read more

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Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more