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When is it safe to eat crunchy food after top two wisdom teeth extraction? I did not receive stitches and don't want to damage the healing gum

When is it safe to eat crunchy food after top two wisdom teeth extraction? I did not receive stitches and don't want to damage the healing gum

Depends: The best one to answer this question is the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the extractions. Hear she knows your situation best. I would, however, give it at least a couple of weeks to begin to heal, longer if possible. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Is this nomal healing ?What do I do next? What to except next? 1 had wisdom teeth removed and 2 others 1 mo. Ago now it looks like bone coming thru on bottom right side , hurts is this normal ?The rest of the gums in mouth seem to heal fine.0ne month la

Is this nomal healing ?What do I do next? What to except next? 1 had wisdom teeth removed and 2 others 1 mo. Ago now it looks like bone coming thru on bottom right side , hurts  is this normal ?The rest of the gums in mouth seem to heal fine.0ne month  la

Wareham, : Wareham, it can happen, usually it is a boney spicule. A piece of bone that flakes off as the jaw remodels and works its way up through the gums till it is poking out and causing irritation and annoyance. Have your dentist/oral surgeon take a look, if correct it will take two minutes to remove usually with a little topical anesthetic. Hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313. ...Read more

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Could wisdom teeth make your gums swell?

Could wisdom teeth make your gums swell?

Yes: It can due to inflammation. It can also result secondary to a localized infection. Would recommend being checked out by your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Painful gums where wisdom teeth used to be/ why?

Painful gums where wisdom teeth used to be/ why?

Infection or....: If you are an older patient you may have residual periodontal defects that need treatment. Impacted teeth can impinge on the nerve causing a neurotaxis, delayed healing or altered sensation. Sharp bone under the gum keeps it sore. Make sure no tooth is left behind or cavity around it.Worst case is neuroma formation but highly unlikely. It can take months for normal feeling to return. See the oms. ...Read more

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How long can your wisdom teeth still in the gums ?

How long can your wisdom teeth still in the gums ?

Lifetime: For some people, their wisdom teeth never erupt. It really depends on their position and genetics. Have your dentist explain to you the position of your teeth and what you can expect. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth push other teeth out of your gums?

Can wisdom teeth push other teeth out of your gums?

Yes: Yes, erupting wisdom teeth can apply pressure to surrounding teeth. Wisdom teeth can also prevent other teeth from erupting. For best advice, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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When after wisdom teeth removed will the gum grow back?

When after wisdom teeth removed will the gum grow back?

One-two weeks: Your post-operative healing time will vary, usually ranging from one-two weeks. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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Getting wisdom teeth (all under gums) cut out. What to expect?

Getting wisdom teeth (all under gums) cut out. What to expect?

Ask The Dr: My best advise is to ask the oral surgeon/doctor who will be performing hte proceedure. It will depend on many factors..Are the wisdom teeth impacted? Are they using local/general anesthesia? ...Read more

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How should my gums look like after the removing my wisdom teeth?

How should my gums look like after the removing my wisdom teeth?

Wisdom tooth removal: Initially, you will feel some soreness and see some swelling and redness depending upon the difficulty of the extraction. Also expect some initial oozing of blood. If the teeth were completely impacted you will notice some sutures holding the gum flaps together. Otherwise there will be a socket filled with a blood clot. In approximately 2-4 weeks everything will look and feel normal again. ...Read more

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