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What to do to treat exposed bone after extraction of wisdom teeth?

What to do to treat exposed bone after extraction of wisdom teeth?

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 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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1 yr after wisdom teeth extraction I have itchy feeling back there in the holes-am i growing bone?

1 yr after wisdom teeth extraction I have itchy feeling back there in the holes-am i growing bone?

Yes: When you have an extraction, the bone fills in the socket from the bottom up to the surface. So you are growing bone. I haven't had any patients describe the itchy feeling you seem to be talking about. It's probably not related to the healing bone. ...Read more

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Usually how long does it take for the bottom wisdom teeth to heal over (the gums, not the bone) after surgical extraction?

Usually how long does it take for the bottom wisdom teeth to heal over (the gums, not the bone) after surgical extraction?

7 days: Wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling, bad breath and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between wisdom teeth extraction vs bone grafting pain?

What's the difference between wisdom teeth extraction vs bone grafting pain?

Depends: Every situation is different. Some wisdom teeth are bony impacted, some are infection or abcessed. It also depends on the type and size of the bone graft being compared to. It is difficult to provide a comparison. ...Read more

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Is it something to worry about, if part of bone broke & came out with molar extraction? (not wisdom teeth) my upper molar back was broken & decaying & needed removing. The dentist removed it, but had a difficult time. He said the tooth & roots were emb

Is it something to worry about, if part of bone broke & came out with molar extraction?  (not wisdom teeth) my upper molar back was broken & decaying & needed removing.  The dentist removed it, but had a difficult time.  He said the tooth & roots were emb

Usually not: The bone overlying the roots of upper molars in the upper jaw can sometimes be very thin and some bone can be attached to the roots of teeth when they are removed. In most instances if there is only a small amount of bone that broke, it will usually heal without any additional treatment. If there is a sharp area that does not resolve after a period of healing, the area may require treatment. ...Read more

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I have bleeding from my tooth after extraction of wisdom teeth. Now it is the 3rd day but still bleeding what can I do?

I have bleeding from my tooth after extraction of wisdom teeth. Now it is the 3rd day but still bleeding what can I do?

Best w post-op check: After tooth extraction, it is common to have some blood even after 3 days. If that is the case, follow: first, apply a wet tea bag over the area and lightly bite down for 20 minutes or so. Tannin in the black tea helps the blood to harden better. Stay on soft food. Drink lots of water and do not disturb the area. If more than just a small amount of oozing, check back with the dentist soon. ...Read more

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How long should I have wisdom teeth pain post extraction?

How long should I have wisdom teeth pain post extraction?

Varies: This varies greatly depending on the difficulty of the extraction and whether or not you develop a "dry socket". Discomfort typically lasts 3-7 days but if you develop a dry socket the pain may linger for weeks. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

It depends: On how difficult they are to remove and each patient is different in terms of pain tolerance. The pain is usually handles with prescription medications. ...Read more

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What is the protocal wisdom teeth extraction?

What is the protocal wisdom teeth extraction?

Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon for evaluation. He/she will describe your condition and make treatment options. Then a complete explanation of procedure. ...Read more

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How long is wisdom teeth extraction recovery?

How long is wisdom teeth extraction recovery?

That depends: Do you require them to be removed surgucally? Non surgical extractions, barring any post operative complications, recovery is typically 5-7 days. Surgical extractions recovery can take up to two weeks. The worst of it is usually 2-3 days out and then tapers from there. You should take any medications as prescribed as they are meant to assist you with pain management. ...Read more

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What should I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

What should I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

Soft foods: include ice cream, pudding, jello, yogurt, pancakes, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pasta, etc. Avoid hard, spicy, crunchy foods such as chips or nuts that may disturb the extraction site for at least one week. After the third day, you may eat anything you wish, unless given other specific instructions by the doctor. No alcoholic beverages should be consumed for 72 hour. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for wisdom teeth extraction pain?

How do I prepare for wisdom teeth extraction pain?

Premedication: Premedication starting a day before wisdom teeth extractions with a mild steroid (decadron) and an anti-inflammatory (motrin) will do wonders at keeping swelling and pain under control after the procedure. Review this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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What is safe to eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

What is safe to eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

Eat: Yes just be careful, nothing to crunchy or hard. Nothing warmer than room temperature if they were extracted today or yesterday. ...Read more

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What can you expect after a wisdom teeth extraction?

What can you expect after a wisdom teeth extraction?

Follow instructions: Unfortunately most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort and pain. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection, bleeding and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed carefully. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms after wisdom teeth extraction?

What are the symptoms after wisdom teeth extraction?

A variety from 3rds: Many symptoms occur after wisdom teeth are removed. Swelling, difficulty swallowing, some pain, difficulty opening are just some. You will heal in two weeks usually. If they were infected then longer. Your dds/dmd is trained to manage the annoying complications, and are happy to do so. But if you have trouble breathing. Or you neck is swelling closed go to the er without delay. ...Read more

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What can I eat 8 days after wisdom teeth extraction?

What can I eat 8 days after wisdom teeth extraction?

Almost everything: You can have a normal diet, just avoid rough foods like chips and such, not to dislodge the blood clot over the extraction site.. ...Read more

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What are common wisdom teeth extraction complications?

What are common wisdom teeth extraction complications?

A few: Wisdom teeth complications include dry socket, bleeding, infection, retained root tip, delayed healing, damage to adjacent tooth, nerve damage. Lowest risk of complications if procedure done by oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some risk factors of wisdom teeth extraction?

What are some risk factors of wisdom teeth extraction?

Several: The most common are pain, bleeding, and nerve damage. But remember, there may be significantrisk factors in not removing your widsom teeth as well. To determine your specific situation, see your general dentist or oral surgeon for a thorough discussion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any tips about wisdom teeth extraction?

Can you tell me any tips about wisdom teeth extraction?

Premedication: Premedication starting a day before wisdom teeth extractions with a mild steroid (decadron) and an anti-inflammatory (motrin) will do wonders at keeping swelling and pain under control after the procedure. Review this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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What is the process involved in wisdom teeth extraction?

What is the process involved in wisdom teeth extraction?

Consultation first: For best results, seek consultation with a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. You will get an examination, see a video, discuss options/risks/recovery/costs. The procedure will be done either with local anestheisa or one of a variety of sedation techniques. Complete postop instructions and followup. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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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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