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I'm getting wisdom teeth out tomorrow. I took penicillin today twice 6 hours apart. Is that okay?

I'm getting wisdom teeth out tomorrow. I took penicillin today twice 6 hours apart. Is that okay?

Okay: Don't see anything wrong with that. But if you are taking penicillin that has not been prescribed for you then you should stop. Make sure you let the oral surgeon know about it and if he/she suspects that post surgical infection is possible they will prescribe them for you. Always take antibiotics as directed and finish the course completely. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Advice? I am having wisdom teeth out tomorrow. I took penicillin today twice 6 hours apart. Is that okay?

Advice? I am having  wisdom teeth out tomorrow. I took penicillin today twice 6 hours apart. Is that okay?

Inform your dentist: Let the dentist know what you are taking and why you are taking the penicillin. Penicillin should. Or effect the extraction, but the illness that you are taking it for may. Why are you taking penicillin? ...Read more

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Got my wisdom teeth out, when will the stitches fall out?

Got my wisdom teeth out, when will the stitches fall out?

Hard to say...: Usually sutures don't "fall out"... They either dissolve, or they are removed by the surgeon who removed your teeth. Can't tell what type of sutures you have, but your surgeon knows exactly what was done... Give them a call. ...Read more

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Dentist said wisdom teeth must come out, but I can do ea side in separate appts. How long should I wait for one side to heal b4 having other side done?

Dentist said wisdom teeth must come out, but I can do ea side in separate appts. How long should I wait for one side to heal b4 having other side done?

6-8 weeks : Removing all four wisdom teeth at once is recommended. Removing two wisdom teeth on one side produces the same amount of restrictions in diet, pain and other functions as removing all four. In either case, it might be a 6-8 weeks recovery period. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have your stitches fall out of your upper mouth on left side after wisdom teeth removal after 3 days?

Is it bad to have your stitches fall out  of your upper mouth on left side after  wisdom teeth removal after 3 days?

Usually not: The first 3 days are the most critical and as long as you are careful, it shouldn't be a problem. Some stitches do not actually fall out but dissolve. It is always best to check with the dentist who placed the stitches. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth taken out a week ago and one of the green/yellow scabs is loose and appears to be about to fall off. There was no blood and I don't have pain but it seems soon for the scab to be falling off already. Is there reason to worry?

I had my wisdom teeth taken out a week ago and one of the green/yellow scabs is loose and appears to be about to fall off. There was no blood and I don't have pain but it seems soon for the scab to be falling off already. Is there reason to worry?

It is normal: The “yellow scab” over a healing extraction site is a normal healing process. This should not be confused with an infection. Nothing to worry. If concerned, always ask your surgeon for more information. ...Read more

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Had three wisdom teeth removed today but throwing up now, two separate times..Am taking hydrocodone for pain..Ate very little bland food..Why vomiting?

A few reasons: If you were sedated, then it probably the sedation that is causing the vomiting. Narcotic pain medications can cause vomiting also. If you are not in severe pain then switch over the plain tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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