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Wisdom Teeth Pre Surgery
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
Question?: I'm not sure what your question is. Most young healthy people recover uneventfully after having wisdom teeth removed. You can expect a couple of days of swelling and some pain, a little bleeding, and a liquid diet. Most folks apply an ice pack and pressure dressing, take prescribed pain medicine, perhaps an antibiotic, and rinse their mouth with chlorhexidine or salt water for a few days. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on you: Whether or not removal of wisdom teeth is a major or minor procedure may depend upon your expectations, physical status, age, position and development of the teeth, and the type of anesthetic or sedation utilized, as well as the skill level of the person performing your surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not always: Molar tooth extraction can be simple with no surgery involved in many cases. Sometimes if a tooth is badly broken, or has had a root canal treatment in past that tooth may not come out easily and will need surgery. Also most unerupted and impacted third molars will need surgery to extract. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is your questio: Wisdom teeth surgery should not be a problem. Oral piercing - if you are having it done- stay away from metal piercings - they cause a lot of damage. If you have a piercing - depending on the type and location - it may or may not interfere with the extractions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not oral surgeon: I am sure you're wisdom teeth were not removed by an oral surgeon. Otherwise you would have received extensive written instructions. Call the dentist office and request postop instructions. If you are having problems, call the dentist. For best results, always have wisdom teeth removed by a board certified oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone Grafting: Bone grafting after an extraction is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to make sure your jaw bone is preserved. For most cases, it is very helpful. Grafting is usually not needed to replace wisdom teeth, baby teeth, or when teeth were taken out for braces. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually : Soft diet, avoid foods with small tough particles (poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc) no vigorous rinsing, no smoking, no drinking from a straw. To name a few precautions. This is all depending on the difficulty of the removal, talk to your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One of the risks: Paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve is one of the potential risks associated with the removal of impacted mandibular wisdom teeth. Factors affecting the risk may include the position and stage of development of the impacted tooth, as well as the skill level and technique of the dentist and/or surgeon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Takes time: It depends on whether the tooth was erupted or impacted. It also depends on the size of the tooth and the patients age and healing ability. In any case, it takes time (weeks to months) for the surface of the socket to close up. Since soft tissue heals more quickly then bone it may appear healed on the surface but bony healing continues for quite some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: I'm assuming you mean on your lip and chin. If this is the same day as surgery, that could be local anesthetic. If it is several days later, there may have been some injury to the sensory nerve. This usually gets better on its own, but it is best to inform your surgeon as they know all about your individual situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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