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I'm on this med cuz I got my wisdom teeth surgically removed and I missed a dose for the day, my last two I took was two hours ago, how long to wait?

I'm on this med cuz I got my wisdom teeth surgically removed and I missed a dose for the day, my last two I took was two hours ago, how long to wait?

Antibiotics?: Missing one dosage shouldn't be a problem, as long as you continue with the rest as prescribed. If it's been less than half of the time between each of your prescribed doses, take one now. If it's been more, just take your next one on time. ...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


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How long does referred pain in other teeth last after wisdom teeth extraction? I am day 11 post op and feeling pain in two teeth nearby.

How long does referred pain in other teeth last after wisdom teeth extraction? I am day 11 post op and feeling pain in two teeth nearby.

Prolonged...: If you're still experiencing pain that you'd attribute to the extraction, I'd consider that slightly outside the norm and would start to entertain things like 'dry socket'. I'd consult your orthodontist/dentist for an evaluation just to make sure everything is healing well, or that there aren't other issues ongoing. ...Read more

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Had my wisdom teeth removed 9 days ago. It bled last two day when I sleeping, and I went to see the doctor, he said because i lost my blood clot. ???

Had my wisdom teeth removed 9 days ago. It bled last two day when I sleeping, and I went to see the doctor, he said because i lost my blood clot. ???

Wisdom tooth: extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, bleeding, swelling 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. Bleeding after 7 days is not normal. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. ...Read more

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Been two days since wisdom teeth removal, when will the pain going away?

Wisdom teeth: In most cases, the pain is most noticeable in the first 48 hours (2 days), then start to decrease. When the pain goes away completely depends on how your body responded to surgery, including the healing ability. The body in top-notch condition (exercise, good nutrition, healthful living, lack of disease, etc.) gives you the best, fastest healing chance. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth extracted two days ago and now i can't sleep. What can I do?

I had my wisdom teeth extracted two days ago and now i can't sleep. What can I do?

Call your dentist: You need to get in touch with the dentist and let them know. You may have an infection started in the bone (aka, dry socket or osteomyelitis ). It needs to be checked and treated appropriately . This is the most common cause, but there can be many other explanations. Usually by day 2, it starts to feel better, not worse. Call asap. ...Read more

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What to do if I had my wisdom teeth extracted two days ago, and now I can't sleep?

What to do if I had my wisdom teeth extracted two days ago, and now I can't sleep?

Why ?: Are you swollen? Are you in pain? Can't swallow? No information given in your post. Call your surgeon if any of the above pertain to you. ...Read more

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I have two impacted wisdom teeth, should I get them removed or is it okay to keep them?

I have two impacted wisdom teeth, should I get them removed or is it okay to keep them?

Depends: Whether or not you should have the two impacted teeth removed depends on several factors. The position of the teeth, whether or not they are causing a problem now or indicative of a potential problem are some considerations. Your dentist and/or oral surgeon can advise you after examining you with the appropriate x-rays. ...Read more

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I need help I have two cavities in the front of my teeth pluse two wisdom teeth one hurts bad?

I need help I have two cavities in the front of my teeth pluse two wisdom teeth one hurts bad?

2 seperate problems: First see general dentist to make sure problem is wisdom teeth and if so get a referral for an oral surgeon. After wisdom teeth are removed go back to dentist for restoration of front teeth. Make the first appointment asap before the problem gets worse. In the mean time rinse with warm salt water several times a day, brush 2x daily, eat softer foods. ...Read more

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