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Vaping And Extractions
No smoking: Do not smoke after wisdom tooth extraction. You increase the chance of very painful dry socket. Follow the directions from the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction. Eat a soft diet, drinking is ok but avoid alcohol while taking pain medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: They still give you nicotine which has been proven harmful to oral health. OTOH, you get exposed less to other noxious ingredients in conventional cigarette smoke. This hasn't been well studied but my take is that they are bad but perhaps less bad than cigarettes. Of course this depends on the frequency and type of liquid nicotine you use. By far best to avoid nicotine altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum? Is chewing sugar-free gum really good for your teeth and mouth?
Absolutely! : Absolutely! xylitol based gum stimulates salivary flow and helps keep your teeth clean without feeding sugar to the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Too many articles on the internet to post here. Do a quick search and you will get a better understanding. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lungs, heart both fine. Blood in saliva. Tooth broken at gum line and one broken in back of mouth. Used to smoke. Still use ecig and vaping.
Can I smoke marijuana the night before a wisdom tooth extraction? I'm getting all four removed with IV sedation
Not wise: Marijuana can adversely affect the IV sedation. Please, if you do smoke, advise the Oral Surgeon. Your anesthesia may need to be adjusted, or the procedure may have to be postponed. Report ALL Meds, prescription & OTC, as well as all supplements, to the Oral Surgeon as well as any marijuana consumption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When can patients generally return to regular flossing and brushing after molar extraction and bonegraft?
How about Wisdom extraction?
Oral hygiene: Good oral hygiene will reduce the chance of infection at the extraction sites, so it is very important that you should brush and floss even immediately after extraction and bone graft. Just be careful to avoid the areas that were treated. I recommend that you do not use toothpaste so that you do not have to rinse too much which could disrupt any clot that is forming. DO NOT use a water pik. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At least 24 hrs.: You might have been given Rx and if they warn against alcohol - that needs to be heeded. Also, you need to wait till a clot forms to eat or drink anything. Avoid a straw to prevent dry socket. Ask your dentist about all this - it's not the alcohol per se, but always be moderate. Call their office to inquire. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm having IV sedation and nitrous oxide for my wisdom teeth extraction, will i be awake and aware of all that's going on?
Minimal: Everyone reacts differently to medications whether taken by mouth, inhaled, or by iv. Iv sedation and nitrous is a fairly common technique. Although you are receiving nitrous oxide and IV meds, the depth of sedation can vary depending on your metabolism as well as the concentration of nitrous administered and the amount of IV meds you receive. Most patients have very little recall. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry sockets and wisdom teeth extraction? I had all of my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and am wondering if it's safe to swallow because it creates suctions and might break the clot.
Simple : Simple swallowing is allowed. What is not is vigerous rinsing and spitting; drinking through a straw and smoking are the two biggest no-nos. "breaking" the clot is not the problem, dislodging it is! any strong pressure in or out is bad. You must eat and drink, so swallowing is just fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much pain when wisdom teeth extracted and a bone graft and the titanium posts for dental implants put in?
Very different surge: The extraction of wisdom teeth often involve traumatic surgery. This can produce elevated levels of discomfort on the contrary, placement of an implant (call them "root replacements" since a root was removed replaced (the implant). These are very atraumatic and there are no stitches, no pain on placement and the graft I use is artificial and placed at the time of implant placement, no PO pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: I routinely use only local anesthetic. The reasons for using IV sedation are anxiety/pain control, administration of steroids to control swelling and, possibly, for access to a vein for administration of emergency drugs if the patient has health complications. Nitrous controls anxiety and offers some pain control. The real control of pain and anxiety is informed consent and local anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some pros and cons of being sedated versus just having nitrus oxide for wisdom teeth removal?
Individual basis: Sedation allows for a much faster and more comfortable procedure, especially if the surgeon runs into a challenge. Nitrous oxide and local means you won't need a ride, be groggy all day, and can save you a few bucks. If surgery and shots are no big deal, then nitrous may be ok. Sometimes the surgeon needs you to be sedated though. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers