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Doctor insights on: Wisdom Teeth Extraction Under Local Anesthetic

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Is it safe to use local anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it safe to use local anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes: In almost every case, local anesthesia will be administered for the removal of wisdom teeth, unless there is some unusual circumstance that that prevents it from being used. Local anesthesia is very safe when administered correctly and in the correct dosage limits. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extraction soon - should I be put under or just use local anesthesia?

Wisdom teeth extraction soon - should I be put under or just use local anesthesia?

Local: The best is to only use the local anesthetics to get the area fully numb. The sedation route can cause too many problems that are too complex. People elect sedation based on their fear that is artificially produced. Be smart and use only the local. ...Read more

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Is versed (midazolam) for wisdom teeth extraction considered general anesthetic?

Is versed (midazolam) for wisdom teeth extraction considered general anesthetic?

No: Midazolam (versed) is a powerful but relatively short-acting benzodiazepine used for sedation before surgery. It is not an anesthetic agent. Other medications are used for general anesthesia. ...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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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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Please recommend some tips about wisdom teeth extraction?

Please recommend some tips about wisdom teeth extraction?

Follow Instructions: Unnecessary pain, swelling and the complications of infection can be minimized if the instructions are followed carefully. ...Read more

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How long will the pain from wisdom teeth extraction last?

How long will the pain from wisdom teeth extraction last?

Depends: Some patients have no pain and some have a ton. Some are great the next day, and some develop dry socket. I have found that typically the younger the patients are, the better they heal and the less pain they have. It is also directly related to the extent of the surgical procedure. Some 3rd molar surgeries are extensive. Contact your surgeon and they might have a ballpark figure. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the pain from wisdom teeth extraction last?

Normally, how long would the pain from wisdom teeth extraction last?

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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How do you deal with the pain involved with wisdom teeth extraction?

How do you deal with the pain involved with wisdom teeth extraction?

Talk to your dentist: Your dentist or surgeon can use different types of local anesthetics for you that vary in duration, which may help you deal with the associated discomfort. Most patients will receive either a prescription for some type of medication to take for pain postoperatively, or recommendations for an otc medication. Follow the postoperative instructions to help make your recovery less eventful. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat after my wisdom teeth extraction?

Please suggest what foods can I eat after my wisdom teeth extraction?

SOFT: Soft, non-spicy, no extreme temperatures. Smoothies or shakes are great for 1st 24 hours. As you start to feel better add things such as broth or other soups, mashed potatoes, soft foods. Don't smoke or drink alcohol for 72 hours. ...Read more

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Teeth do not feel aligned after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

Yes: It is not uncommon for patients to feel like their bite may be a little different after having wisdom teeth removed, as well as some sensitivity to hot and/or cold. This is usually a transient sensation and resolves. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to relieve pain from a wisdom teeth extraction?

What is the best medication to relieve pain from a wisdom teeth extraction?

Antiinflammatory med: After tooth extraction- there is inflammation. So an anti-inflammatory medication is very important. Ibuprofen or Naproxen are both available without prescription and have prescription strengths as well. Acetaminophen is a good pain reliever but not anti-inflammatory. So taking both can help- or a prescription strenght pain reliever is often needed - usually a narcotic analgesic for a short time. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that I can see the hole after wisdom teeth extraction?

Should I be concerned that I can see the hole after wisdom teeth extraction?

No: It's perfectly normal to see the hole (socket) after a tooth is removed. Sometimes they're stitched closed sometimes they're left open to heal. Depends on the situation and your dentist's decision at the time of surgery. ...Read more

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I am still having pain 9 days after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

I am still having pain 9 days after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

Post op pain: That's hard to say over the internet. If the pain is decreasing over time, you're probably fine. However, this should be discussed with the dentist who actually removed your teeth. Follow-up aftercare is part of the responsibility of your dentist and yours to ensure that everything is as expected. Call your dentist and discuss this issue. ...Read more

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I have more pain after wisdom teeth extraction, numbess less noticed, what to do?

I have more pain after wisdom teeth extraction, numbess less noticed, what to do?

Return to dentist: Return to your dentist who extracted the wisdom teeth. The most common reason for pain after an extraction is a dry socket. This occurs if the blood clot that forms when the tooth is extracted is lost. Treatment involves packing a gauze soaked in a solution that makes the pain improve significantly. Other reasons for pain exist also. ...Read more

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So my wisdom teeth extraction holes are finally closing what happens if there's still food in it when it fully heals, is that okay?

So my wisdom teeth extraction holes are finally closing what happens if there's still food in it when it fully heals, is that okay?

Okay: The healing process will expel any food or other material that may be in the hole. Do not worry about food getting trapped in the holes. ...Read more

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How long to smoke after wisdom teeth extraction?

How long to smoke after wisdom teeth extraction?

Varies: Well, the best answer is that you should never smoke again! However, for a simple wisdom tooth extraction, about 5 days is usually ideal. If the extraction was surgical and complicated, a little longer would be helpful. Most people, however, start smoking the same day, regardless of what their doctor said, & they often have problems healing. Do your best to stop for as long as you can! Good luck. ...Read more

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Is bleeding 6 days post wisdom teeth extraction alright?

Is bleeding 6 days post wisdom teeth extraction alright?

Possibly: Have the surgeon who extracted the tooth take a look. In the meantime, bite on a sterile gauze for 15 minutes to help control the bleeding. ...Read more

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How do you reduce the swelling after a wisdom teeth extraction?

How do you reduce the swelling after a wisdom teeth extraction?

Ice and elevation: Keep I've on the area for about 24 hours, keep the head elevated and take it easy for a few days. ...Read more

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What can you do to sleep comfortably after a wisdom teeth extraction?

What can you do to sleep comfortably after a wisdom teeth extraction?

No problem: You should have very little problem sleeping after an extraction. If you have pain your dentist can prescribe the appropriate medication. It's always a good idea to put a towel on your pillow in case you have a little blood come out of your mouth on the first night. ...Read more

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Is it common to have lockjaw after 2 weeks of wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it common to have lockjaw after 2 weeks of wisdom teeth extraction?

Possible: It is possible to have muscle or TMJ soreness for several weeks following extractions that would make it difficult to open your jaw. It is also possible that there could be infection. You need to go back to the person who removed your teeth for a follow up if this is happening. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if all stitches need to be removed after wisdom teeth extraction?

Wanted to know if all stitches need to be removed after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dissolvable Stitches: These stitches usually come out after 5 days Those that are non-dissolvable stitches must be manually removed by the surgeon. ...Read more

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Post wisdom teeth extraction - swelling is gone but the pain the still there. What could be wrong?

Expected and Common: Having pain after wisdom teeth surgery is expected and common. However, if pain is severe or continues for more than four days after the extraction, you should call your dentist/ surgeon for post-op examination. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a wisdom teeth extraction site to close up while the stitches are still in there?

Yes: But the sutures are probably not in the socket, but rather outside the socket holding the gingiva together. Some sutures are resorbable, so even if covered by healing gum tissue, they will dissolve. ...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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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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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

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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