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Wisdom Teeth Healing Timeline
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 (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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just got my wisdom teeth pulled a few days ago, what's it supposed to look like when it's 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got all 4 wisdom teeth extracted 4.5 days ago. The holes seem to be healing fine, but my other teeth are aching so badly I can't sleep. This normal?
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?
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?
I had 3 wisdom teeth pulled 5 days ago and went to my surgeon today but forgot to ask if I could have coke he said looks like everything healing fine?
Should be fine: If your surgeon said you are healing well then everything should be fine. ...Read more
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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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