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My dentist told me to eat a lot before my wisdom teeth extraction. Why?

My dentist told me to eat a lot before my wisdom teeth extraction. Why?

Wisdom tooth removal: Your mouth will be sore following extraction of your wisdom teeth, so perhaps this is his way of warning you to be prepared not to eat. If you are having sedation then you should not eat before your appointment. Best to clarify this with your dentist before your appointment. ...Read more

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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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Going to the dentist for wisdom teeth extraction and cavities removal. Help what to expect?

Going to the dentist for wisdom teeth extraction and cavities removal. Help what to expect?

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 more

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Will my dentist treat my bad breath before and after wisdom teeth extraction?

Will my dentist treat my bad breath before and after wisdom teeth extraction?

Treatment Plan: Discuss your concerns with your dentist. They will determine if your halitosis is dentally related or not. Only then can the issue be addressed. ...Read more

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What kind of xrays do dentists use to plan/perform wisdom teeth extraction? Will a panoramic xray suffice?

What kind of xrays do dentists use to plan/perform wisdom teeth extraction? Will a panoramic xray suffice?

Depends: After analyzing Panoramic Film Oral Surgeon May order additional studies such as periapical films and/or CBCT (Cone Beam Computerized Tomography). The purpose of imaging is to eliminate guess-work, making the surgical procedure less invasive, more efficient, and helps simplify the post- surgical recovery period. Discuss the issue with your Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of having a general dentist vs a oral surgeon to do wisdom teeth extraction?

What are the pros and cons of having a general dentist vs a oral surgeon to do wisdom teeth extraction?

Several: Many general dentists are well trained and qualified and routinely remove wisdom teeth in their practices. Oral surgeons have advanced training and often treat the more complicated or difficult cases and may be better equipped to handle complications that may occur. Although some general dentists may offer IV sedation, most oral surgeons offer IV sedation or general anesthesia routinely. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?

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 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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What are the signs of healing for wisdom teeth extraction?

What are the signs of healing for wisdom teeth extraction?

It is Age related: The younger the person the less likely to have any long term consequences, thus should expect swelling, difficulty when opening his/her mouth, bleeding. For older patients the healing process takes longer and more signs & symptoms can be expected during the healing process: adding the ones mentioned above numbness, sensitivity on adjacent teeth, gum recession, incomplete healing (defects). ...Read more

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Why im having fever after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Why im having fever after wisdom teeth extraction?

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. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Can you drink kefir after wisdom teeth extraction?

Can you drink kefir after wisdom teeth extraction?

Should be fine: Kefir is a milk product with live bacterial culture. Many doctors prescribe antibiotics that protect from infection after wisdom tooth extraction. You may find that these probiotic bacteria improve your digestive regularity or prevent yeast overgrowth. The bacteria present shouldn't cause an infection and should be fine to drink. ...Read more

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Will i need IV sedation for wisdom teeth extraction?

Will i need IV sedation for wisdom teeth extraction?

No, but: No right answer. Dr. Sandler is right. I do most wisdom teeth with IV sedation or general anesthesia. Make sure you are evaluated by an oral surgeon. The best solution for you will be clear. ...Read more

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Would i act crazy after the wisdom teeth extraction?

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Would i act crazy after the wisdom teeth extraction?

Could happen: The intravenous medications that are used for anesthesia can have many unusual effects. Medication affects people differently. could happen ...Read more

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Please help! tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Please help! tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Not uncommon: The pain is noticed immediately after the anesthesia wears off and continues up to 72 hours. Take NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. If concerned, see your dentist for post-op examination. ...Read more

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When can you eat solid food after wisdom teeth extraction?

When can you eat solid food after wisdom teeth extraction?

Ask your dentist: Without knowing the particular details of your surgery, it's not a good idea to tell when you should start solid foods again. It will probably depend on how well your pain is controlled and whether your surgical wounds are healing well. Call your dentist or ask them this question if you haven't had your surgery yet. ...Read more

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How long should I take clindamycin for wisdom teeth extraction?

How long should I take clindamycin for wisdom teeth extraction?

See below: What did your dr tell you?....Thats how long you should be taking the antibiotic...You might want to take a probiotic to reduce the risk of yeast infections. ...Read more

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How long after wisdom teeth extraction does dry socket develop?

How long after wisdom teeth extraction does dry socket develop?

Early: This can happen in 48-72 hours. Not usually later. Please call the oral surgeon who did the procedure if you are having problems. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty in swallowing after wisdom teeth extraction?

What causes difficulty in swallowing after wisdom teeth extraction?

A few thoughts..: Inflammation. Pain. Swelling. Sutures. It is a surgical procedure, and it is not uncommon to have any or all of the above listed problems after the extraction. The proximity of the tongue muscles to the wisdom tooth is why these problems contribute to difficulty in swallowing. ...Read more

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Dr. Christine Hom
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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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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more