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How fast is the wisdom teeth incision healing time(not recovery time)?

How fast is the wisdom teeth incision healing time(not recovery time)?

5-7 days: Discomfort of the incised tissue is usually gone 5-7 days and the socket is covered over by 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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Hi, what is the usual healing time after wisdom teeth/tooth extraction?

Hi, what is the usual healing time after wisdom teeth/tooth extraction?

1-2 weeks : Is about the usual. Sometimes can be longer if complications such as infection or dry socket. Suggest see your dentist if not progressing as you expect ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to hurry up the process of healing wisdom teeth holes?

Is there anything i can do to hurry up the process of healing wisdom teeth holes?

Avoid dry sockets: Other than avoiding dry sockets and smoking, your body will heal at its own pace. Major healing usually occurs within a week. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will the healing take from taking out four wisdom teeth?

Can someone tell me how long will the healing take from taking out four wisdom teeth?

Initial 2 days: Initial recovery is 2 days, 4 if you have extensive swelling. Ice is very helpful the first 24 hours. Sutures usually removed or gone in 1 week. The extraction site will fill in and remodel over time. The hole will turn into a depression and finally become a smooth ridge taking 6 months. The late healing will be unnoticeable to you except it will trap food less and less. ...Read more

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I'm getting my wisdom teeth out. What can I do to speed up the healing proces?

I'm getting my wisdom teeth out. What can I do to speed up the healing proces?

Avoid Smoking...: Do not rinse the wound(s). Avoid spicy foods. Eat soft foods. Follow your surgeons directions. Doing the above will help minimize any post surgical complications. ...Read more

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I will get my wisdom teeth out is there anything i can do to speed up the healing proces?

I will get my wisdom teeth out is there anything i can do to speed up the healing proces?

2 things: Make sure your mouth is as healthy as possible before the surgery. That means brushing and flossing every day until the surgery to reduce the amount of bacteria colonizing your teeth and gums. The other thing to do is follow your surgeon's instructions to the letter, both pre and post surgery...No cheating. ...Read more

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Ok so I got my wisdom teeth cut out 6 days ago. All but one seem as if it's not healing. I pulled to stitch out of it tonight. Why is it not healing ?

Ok so I got my wisdom teeth cut out 6 days ago. All but one seem as if it's not healing. I pulled to stitch out of it tonight. Why is it not healing ?

Wisdom tooth healing: Call the e tracking dentist to get this checked ASAP. We cannot tell you what is going on in your mouth without seeing you. Post op care evaluation and care is needed to help you heal. Don't wait! ...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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I just got my wisdom teeth pulled a few days ago, what's it supposed to look like when it's healing?

I just got my wisdom teeth pulled a few days ago, what's it supposed to look like when it's healing?

Sore: It usually looks worse than it is. You should be able to see some form of a blood clot, maybe grayish to tannish in color along with some swelling. ...Read more

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How to tell if my wisdom teeth extraction is healing properly?

How to tell if my wisdom teeth extraction is healing properly?

Ask your dentist!!: We normally like to see the patient in a week to 10 days following surgery to make sure it is healing well. ...Read more

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I am very nervous about my upcoming tonsillectomy. How does it compare to the removal of 4 impacted wisdom teeth? How can I speed up healing?

I am very nervous about my upcoming tonsillectomy. How does it compare to the removal of 4 impacted wisdom teeth? How can I speed up healing?

About same: Eat healthy foods while recovering - soups, gelatin, yogurt peanut or almond butter. Be as active as you can. Add soft fruits like bananas as soon as tolerated and progress diet as you are able. Avoid sodas or salty foods until you heal more. You'll bounce back quickly. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I got all 4 wisdom teeth out yesterday around noon, I'm really paranoid about infection, what are my risks and how pong with healing take in full?

I got all 4 wisdom teeth out yesterday around noon, I'm really paranoid about infection, what are my risks and how pong with healing take in full?

Wisdom teeth: If you had no infection to start, the risk of infection is really small. If you already had an infection or your dentist thought you might develop one, he\she would place you on an antibiotic. Healing depends upon many factors, the biggest one at your age is the difficulty of the extractions. ALL your questions are best answered by the dentist who treated you. ASK. Make sure you follow instruction ...Read more

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Within a week of my wisdom teeth removal my tongue had removed my stitches. I rinse my sockets out with a syringe. Any other advice on healing well?

Within a week of my wisdom teeth removal my tongue had removed my stitches. I rinse my sockets out with a syringe. Any other advice on healing well?

No problem: As long as you are keeping it clean by rinsing i don't think you should have any problem. The sutures are ready to be removed one week post op anyway. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth extracted a week ago. Surgeon says I am healing very well and should continue the salt water rinses. How long do I keep doing the rinses?

Wisdom teeth extracted a week ago. Surgeon says I am healing very well and should continue the salt water rinses. How long do I keep doing the rinses?

Keep site clean: You want to keep surgical site free of food and debris until healed. Salt water okay as is mouth wash. NO SMOKING...As sites heal they will be less of a food trap. ...Read more

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Just had wisdom teeth pulled and sex drive is down can't even get aroused, could this be the meds, healing process or both?

Just had wisdom teeth pulled and sex drive is down can't even get aroused, could this be the meds, healing process or both?

Very common: It can take 2-3 weeks to fully recover after having your wisdom teeth surgery. It's fairly normal to have lower sex drive after the wisdom teeth removal. The pain, soreness, pain medication, etc. all take a toll on your body. My suggestion is to not worry about it too much. ...Read more

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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

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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