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When Can I Resume My Exercise Routine After Tooth Extraction
ASK...: Tooth extraction can occur for several reasons, including severe tooth decay, trauma, aesthetics, and preparation for orthodontic treatment. Over-retained teeth may require extraction to make way for the teeth succeeding them. Wait at least a week after a single tooth extraction before resuming your full exercise regimen. You should ask your dentist in some cases it may be sooner. ...Read more
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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
At least 5 To 7 days:
It is best to wait before resuming exercise
to avoid bleeding. 5 to 7 days should be minimum time since the healing process has had a good progression during this period. But double check with your dentist at your post op checkup appointment following the extraction. ...Read more
It might!: Painful throbbing is common the first 24-48 hours after the extraction without medication. Take the meds that were prescribed for you and follow the post op instructions carefully. If your extraction was done three or more days ago and still throbs, you need to contact your dentist and let them know. Infection can cause prolonged pain and needs to be seen. ...Read more
See Below: There are many possible complications from a wisdom tooth extraction but I would not really call them 'common'. Mild to moderate pain and swelling are not really complications but are considered normal with certain extractions. Some complications are nerve damage, dry socket, infection. ...Read more
Lots: Pain, bleeding, swelling, black and blue (jhematoma), numbness, sinus perforation, adjacent tooth fracture are some. ...Read more
I'm an: Anesthesiologist and I recently chose local only anesthesia. Too short a procedure to make the big deal general anesthesia worth it ...Read more
It happens: Even with the best of care, dry sockets can still happen. They are far more common from the lower than the upper wisdom teeth extractions. I can happen with simple extractions to those that are impacted. You know you have a dry socket when the area gets much more painful about 3 days after the extraction. See your dentist for a simple solution. Packing it with a medicated gauze over a few days. ...Read more
No: True maxillary sinusitis is an infection of the lining of the sinus. While upper wisdom teeth reside adjacent to that sinus, it is hoped that their removal leaves the sinus intact, in which case the removal does nothing to treat the infection. Antibiotics generally are the treatment of choice for such in infection. ...Read more
Had a left up molar tooth extraction for infected tooth which includes a bone graft. How long should I wait before resuming vigorous exercise?
24hrs: Personally its a up to the patient but I always state 24hr because vigorous exercise will increase blood flow and excessive bleeding does not sit well with patients. ...Read more
How common is jaw soreness and stiffness after wisdom tooth extraction? I'm having my wisdom tooth extracted in a few weeks. A friend could hardly open her mouth for over a week after she had hers out. How likely is it this will happen to me? .
Different strokes: Some people have more extensive surgery than others. That's like saying 2 people, both with broken legs, have different rx...One has a walking cast, the other a cast from toes to hip. Your oral surgeon will go over pain management instructions with you. Follow those instructions to the letter and you should be ok. Hope you do better than your friend. ...Read more
Mild ear pain after 8 days of wisdom tooth extraction is it common? Help! . Yesterday doctor removed my stitches and said it's healing well.
Yes, you can still: Have ear pain, but you should have a doctor check your ears. ...Read more
Not common: Rarely seen. You may be thinking of ONJ -- osteonecrosis of the jaw. This is rare as well and associated with the use of osteoporosis medications typically given IV (Actonel, foxamax, etc.) (bisphosphonates). Unless you have been on these or are currently on them there is little risk with extractions. Ask your Oral Surgeon about this. Good Luck. ...Read more
One to two weeks:
Normally it's about a week or so that the socket of the extracted tooth heals and closes as it fells up with blood that coagulate and turns into bone later, and the socket gets shallower as it heals.
If that blood clot got dislodged for amy reason, that can cause the socket not to heal.
The condition is very painful and known as dry socket.
See your dentist to get it treated. ...Read more
The extraction was: Done badly or a tooth in bad shape was extracted? Follow your dentist's written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided. ...Read more
Extraction pain: Normally from a few hours to a day or two and can range from mild to moderate (to severe). Regardless, your dentist can prescribe an appropriate pain medication to keep you comfortable. There is a wide range of post-operative recovery timetables. Was is a loose baby tooth? Simple extraction? Difficult extraction? Severely impacted wisdom tooth? Your pain threshold? Etc. No simple answer here. ...Read more
Few days: Most of the time the pain should not be noticeable with proper medication (pain killers and antibiotics) and dental care, complicated surgical procedures requiring opening of the gums and cutting bone may take a little longer, a week or two, and may need stronger medications. Your dentist should be able to give you a better idea depending on you particular case. ...Read more
Varies: Some extractions can be quite traumatic to the surrounding tissues, while others have virtually no pain at all. If you are having severe pain, call your dentist and be seen. One condition (dry socket) can become apparent 3-10 days after the procedure and be very painful. Some measures can be taken to relieve the pain. Call for a follow-up visit and let your dentist help. ...Read more
TLC: You don't want to irritate the extraction site al all. Soft foods don't take much chewing force and tend to allow the wound to heal more quickly. ...Read more
Nope: Pressure receptors tend to inhibit pain receptors, so the pressure of the chewing helps alleviate the pain from the extraction. ...Read more
Tooth extraction: Is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. It is normal to have slight fever. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. Muscle spasm and limited range of motion of the jaw are minor complications. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Get well soon. ...Read more
Return to your Dr.: Without seeing the "tooth shell", it is hard to know what that is, but it sounds like you already had a dentist who removed the tooth for you. Sometimes, a small fragment of separated bone can come out to the surface on its own, or it could be something your dentist placed for tissue healing but dislodged. If you return to the doctor who saw you for extraction, you will quickly find out. ...Read more
If the cleaning around the extraction site is done too aggressively there is danger of irritating the site. It is also possible to push debris into the site which could delay healing or cause an infection.
Depending upon how long ago the extraction was done it is best to either delay the cleaning or to avoid the area immediately adjacent to the extraction site. ...Read more
It can be: I can not see where this would be a problem, but you can always see the dentist for a post op visit. ...Read more
Find why: How to cope with missing tooth depends on the issue you have after losing a tooth. Do you feel depressed? Or you don't feel you look the same any more? Or chewing is compromised? If function or appearance issues, your dentist can help you by finding a way to place a new tooth where you lost yours. If your mood has changed, you may need to see your doctor for a referral for a specific service. ...Read more
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