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What pain reliever is used for wisdom teeth removal?

What pain reliever is used for wisdom teeth removal?

Hydrocodone,tylenol,: For postoperative pain, the most common analgesics are hydrocodone (vicodin, lortab) , tylenol (acetaminophen) #3, or percocet. In patients who are drug tolerant, hydomorphone (dilaudid) may be used. ...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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What anesthesia is used for wisdom teeth removal?

What anesthesia is used for wisdom teeth removal?

General or local --: Depending on your medical status and your dentist's practice. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is normally used for wisdom teeth removal?

What anesthesia is normally used for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Depends on the severity of the wisdom tooth impaction. I often remove wisdom teeth in my clinic with nitrous oxide and the local anesthetic articaine. If they are partially or completely impacted, an oral surgeon may use IV sedation and local anesthetic. This is a good option because you are not conscious of the procedure but not all the way under like general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Not normally: Not normally. Most extractions under IV sedation do not require intubation. Even if intubation is required in select cases, there are other medications that can be used to accomplish this safely. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...Read more

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How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

Comfortable: Usually comfortable during procedure. Either with local anesthesia (often augmented with oral sedation or nitrous oxide) or local anesthesia and IV sedation. Only doc to offer all options - oral surgeon. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How is wisdom teeth removal experience?

How is wisdom teeth removal experience?

It depends: There is no one experience that all patients share. Some wisdom teeth are completely or nearly erupted into the mouth and removal should be less complicated. Sometimes they are "impacted" or covered by gums and bone and are more involved. Ultimately, you should feel little or nothing during removal thanks to local anesthetic (and sedation if desired). Pain meds keep you comfortable afterward. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal- should I be worried?

Wisdom teeth removal- should I be worried?

No: There are risks and concerns with any surgical procedure. In the hands of a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth extraction is routine. For best results, see an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the wisdom teeth removal experience like?

What is the wisdom teeth removal experience like?

Oral surgeon: It varies alot. Based on age, depth of impaction, infection, skill of surgeon. For very best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Why am i still having pain from wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: How many days ago did you have your wisdom teeth? Patients tend to be sore for 3-7 days after wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes there is discomfort for 2 weeks depending on the patient, health issues, pain threshold, patient compliance etc. See your dds for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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What is the wisdom teeth removal operation like?

What is the wisdom teeth removal operation like?

Not bad: I had it myself and not bad. I was given some "laughing gas" and local anesthesia. Had the teeth removed. I was given a pain killer which i did not take. I iced like crazy and did fine. Was one of the easiet recoveries as far as surguries. ...Read more

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What is safest anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

What is safest anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Your oral surgeon will discuss with you. It varies with the complexity of the surgery and your apprehension. ...Read more

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What are the anesthesia costs for wisdom teeth removal?

What are the anesthesia costs for wisdom teeth removal?

Depends on area : It depends on length of time of anesthesia ~ general or IV could be anywhere from $ 300-1000.00. ...Read more

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How come I have to be sedated for wisdom teeth removal?

How come I have to be sedated for wisdom teeth removal?

Dentist preference: You do not have to be sedated for this procedure. It is likely the preference of your oral surgeon based on his/her experience. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal related to dry socket?

Is wisdom teeth removal related to dry socket?

Can be: Dry socket is not all that common . Usually smoker's with lower molar removal. The initial blood clot is lost in the extraction socket and the jaw bone becomes infected. If the sockets are taken care of properly , dry socket does not happen all that often. Initial pressure with gauze for at least 1-2 hours followed by no smoking, hard spitting, or sucking on straws will help prevent dry socket. ...Read more

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I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

I have face swelling after wisdom teeth removal?

Not abnormal: It is a surgical procedure and depending on severity of impaction, swelling is a post operative symptom which will resolve. Use ice packs to reduce and call your doctor if you do not get resolution. ...Read more

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Can I get dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

Can I get dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: A dry socket can occur with the removal of any tooth, although in my practice, it is quite rare with removal of teeth in the upper jaw. Smoking, vigorous rinsing, spitting and drinking through a straw should be avoided immediately postop as these actions may increase the risk of dislodging the blood clot. ...Read more

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Mouthwash after wisdom teeth removal okay to use?

Mouthwash after wisdom teeth removal okay to use?

Depends: Rinsing too soon after an extraction can result in removing the blood clot that promotes healing in the site. Mouth rinses can be strong and may make this worse. I recommend waiting at least 24 hours before rinsing and then very gently with a mild salt water (saline) mixture. Always follow the directions your surgeon gives you. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia ok for wisdom teeth removal?

Ok: Ok, but in most cases it is not nessasary. Talk to your dentist for the best solution. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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. Daniel Lebowitz
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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