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What to do for dry sockets after wisdom tooth extraction?

What to do for dry sockets after wisdom tooth 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 now grossly inadequate, then fibrinolytic alveolitis - is high on list of possibilities. Dressings exist & help immensely, notify office. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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A reaction in some people to exposure to the dander on dogs that results in coughing and wheezing, red, itchy eyes runny, itchy, stuffy nose, sneezing or a rash on the face or chest. This is a result of release of histamine by immune cells. It usually is not the dog's hair or fur but flakes of dead skin as well as the saliva and urine of the dog that people ...Read more


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What are some problems after wisdom tooth extraction?

What are some problems after wisdom tooth extraction?

Many : Many but uncommon. Can have pain, swelling, limited jaw opening, bleeding, dry socket, infection, sinus issues, numb lower lip or tongue, mandible fracture. ...Read more

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Why am i seeing black stuff after wisdom tooth extraction?

Nothing to worry: After wisdom tooth extraction, it's important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. When blood dries it usually truns quite dark and black in color. Get well soon. ...Read more

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When can you eat regular food after wisdom tooth extraction.

When can you eat regular food after wisdom tooth extraction.

3-4 days: I usually recommend a soft diet for 2-3 days following extraction but this depends on the extraction itself. Each peson heals differently so after a couple of days you can start eating foods that you can tolerate. Avoid hard chewy, chrunchy, and spicy foods until you are feeling better. ...Read more

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What happens is I usecocaine 6 days after wisdom tooth extraction?

What happens is I usecocaine 6 days after wisdom tooth extraction?

Same thing: Same thing that would happen if you use recreational cocaine at any other time, it will do damage to your body and may eventually kill you. Codeine, however, in prescription medication, may help you feel better if you are still sore. However if you are still sore, return to the Surgeon for reevaluation. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when can I start eating normal food after wisdom tooth extraction?

I wanted to know when can I start eating normal food after wisdom tooth extraction?

No delays: You can start eating right away, just be careful of potato chips, popcorn etc. These can cut the gums/clot and cause further bleeding. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when can I start eating normal again after wisdom tooth extraction?

I wanted to know when can I start eating normal again after wisdom tooth extraction?

Rule of thumb...: Check with your surgeon, but the rule of thumb is light diet for the first 24 hours, then increase the intensity over the next 3-5 days, until you're back to normal. ...Read more

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2 days after wisdom tooth extraction and i still can't chew anything. Is this normal?

2 days after wisdom tooth extraction and i still can't chew anything. Is this normal?

Possibly: Swelling and muscle soreness can be profound after this surgery, especially if the impactions were severe. Talk to your surgeon if things don't seem right. But you probably just need some time. ...Read more

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Horrible pain after wisdom tooth extraction. Meds aren't helping so what else can I do?

Horrible pain after wisdom tooth extraction. Meds aren't helping so what else can I do?

Pain after surgery: Pain after tooth extraction is usually worse in the first 12 hours. However, if you alternate the prescribed pain killers with NSAIDs, these pains may subside within 24 hours. Wisdom tooth extraction may result in bleeding and pain that lasts for 2-3 days and it is important to follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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After wisdom tooth extraction, there is bit of "white stuff that feels hard" in the extraction site. what could it possibly be? is this normal?

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After wisdom tooth extraction, there is bit of  "white stuff that feels hard" in the extraction site. what could it possibly be? is this normal?

Don't panic: It is a normal healing process. After any extraction blood clot is the matrix for the construction of the new bone and gum that will fill in the space left by the extracted tooth. The white color is fibrin and/or a coagulated blood clot. The bone corners are normal after a tooth extraction, however, important is not to have the bone completely exposed. Be patient. ...Read more

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Help! my tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

Help! my tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

Extraction pain: The dentist who removed your wisdom teeth is the one to discuss and prescribe pain medication with you. Call that office. ...Read more

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Can i drink and smoke after wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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Can you drink anything after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: You will definitely want to keep hydrated. So drink plenty of fluids. Avoid carbonated beverages and alcohol. ...Read more

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How long does bleeding last after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does bleeding last after wisdom tooth extraction?

Up to 24 hours: You should not bleed profusely at all. Oozing can last up to 24 hours. Pressure is the best way to stop bleeding. In the mouth, place a moistened teabag on the site and close for 30 min without letting up. The pressure over 30 minutes, plus the tannic acid in the tea will promote coagulation. ...Read more

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How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long is bleeding normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

Post op Bleeding: This varies on many factors- some medications effect blood clotting; difficulty of surgical removal, skill of surgeon & whether or not suturing closes flap completely or partially. Initial clotting should be up to about 10 minutes, some oozing may be expected for hours, irritation to clot from eating, brushing, flossing, tongue may induce slight bleeding even days later. Call your own dentist if ? ...Read more

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How long does swelling last after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long does swelling last after wisdom tooth extraction?

2-5 days: If you placed ice on the outside of your face right after the extractions, the selling normally peaks at 48 hours then should stabilize and slowly go down. If you did not use ice it could go on longer. ...Read more

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Hi docs! what could i do/eat after wisdom tooth extraction?

Hi docs! what could i do/eat after wisdom tooth extraction?

Be Careful: First 1-3 days keep anything with pieces or bits in it out of the mouth. Prime example: chicken noodle soup ! the pieces get in the extraction sit, dissolve/disrupt the clot and you get a dry socket. Broth, applesause, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, yogurt without seeds/bits, smoothie ( no berries), pudding, jello, etc.Work your way up to regular diet in the following days--be sensible.Good luck. ...Read more

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Is excessive drooling normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

Is excessive drooling normal after wisdom tooth extraction?

Can be: Can be. Normal saliva flow but not swallowing due to pain. Will resolve as pain resolved. ...Read more

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How long should swelling last after wisdom tooth extraction?

How long should swelling last after wisdom tooth extraction?

Average 4 days: Recovery from any surgery depends on many factors, from patient age and health, to the difficulty of the surgery. Were the teeth erupted or deeply impacted? Some people go back to school or work the next day, others can take up to a week. ...Read more

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Definition)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them ...Read more