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What To Do Exposed Bone After Extraction Of Wisdom Teeth
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
Exposed bone: What to do, if anything, would depend upon whether the exposed bone is at the base of the socket, or a bone spicule that has become dislodged, or a sharp piece of bone that is now not covered with gum tissue. See your dentist right away and he\she can determine how to best resolve the issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Start with NSAIDs: Its possible that they may have been disturbed during the extraction or while the anesthesia was wearing off. Start with some anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). If these do not make it feel better, you may want to return to the surgeon and have them evaluate the situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be revised: It depends upon how long ago the extraction was done. A residual operculum is not very unusual and typically they reshape to a minimal form that does not need treatment. Occasionally, they need revision which is often done with a laser. Very quick, simple and minimal post op issue. I would suggest to wait about 6 months post surgery before a revision unless it is very bothersome. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drainage: And antibiotics will usually be needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Front tooth extracted and canine removed from palate. No damage to nerves but had bone graft. The 2 teeth next to extracted tooth are loose. Normal?
The blood clot: covers the extraction socket and allows the area to heal. It's important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction and begin the healing process. For 3-4 days after surgery do not brush the area to prevent dislodging of the blood clot from the socket. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When is it safe to eat crunchy food after top two wisdom teeth extraction? I did not receive stitches and don't want to damage the healing gum
Depends: The best one to answer this question is the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the extractions. Hear she knows your situation best. I would, however, give it at least a couple of weeks to begin to heal, longer if possible. ...Read more
Recovery: The initial recovery and healing from wisdom tooth surgery usually occurs over 3-5 days. Avoid eating crunchy, spicy, or difficult-to-chew foods, smoking, alcohol, exercise and excessive spitting. Just follow your surgeon's instructions for speedy recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp Bony Area: A sharp bony projection can cause discomfort and even cut the tongue. An oral surgeon can smooth out the area with an alveoplasty or remove it with an alveolectomy. ...Read more
Visit your Surgeon: The wisdom teeth extraction is a serious surgical procedure. Every surgical procedure has some risks (e.g. infection, bleeding, numbness, etc.). Your individual results will depend on your personal circumstances, and recovery may take time. See your surgeon for post-op examination and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?
It Depends: What to expect may depend upon the number and extent of decay in the teeth to be restored, the position and development of the wisdom teeth, type of anesthetic/sedation options available, the experience and skill level of your dentist, and more importantly your level of anxiety. A consultation with your dentist would be strongly suggested. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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