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Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Can wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Maybe: It may but usually not that much. Usually the pain is easily managed with a prescription pain medication but some patients find tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil is adequate. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...Read more

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How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

Comfortable: Usually comfortable during procedure. Either with local anesthesia (often augmented with oral sedation or nitrous oxide) or local anesthesia and IV sedation. Only doc to offer all options - oral surgeon. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

What to do after wisdom teeth removal?

Post op instructions: Your oral surgeon will give you a list of dos and don'ts for you to follow. ...Read more

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How is wisdom teeth removal experience?

How is wisdom teeth removal experience?

It depends: There is no one experience that all patients share. Some wisdom teeth are completely or nearly erupted into the mouth and removal should be less complicated. Sometimes they are "impacted" or covered by gums and bone and are more involved. Ultimately, you should feel little or nothing during removal thanks to local anesthetic (and sedation if desired). Pain meds keep you comfortable afterward. ...Read more

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How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?

How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?

Varies: The associated costs for the removal of wisdom teeth can vary depending on a number of things. The consultation, x-rays, number of teeth to be removed, the classification of the wisdom teeth, whether they are erupted and visible or impacted (different classifications), type of anesthetic used, who does the procedure and where it is performed, location of the practice, and medications prescribed. ...Read more

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How much does wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Varies: Every patient is different as patients have various thresholds of pain tolerance. Usually the procedure is painless and there may be some discomfort for a few days afterwards. If an infection is present, then the pain level could be higher. You may consider visiting an oral surgeon as wisdom teeth removal is a specialty of this type of doctor. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal- should I be worried?

Wisdom teeth removal- should I be worried?

No: There are risks and concerns with any surgical procedure. In the hands of a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth extraction is routine. For best results, see an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Post wisdom teeth removal, need some advice?

Post wisdom teeth removal, need some advice?

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 more

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What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

What should I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

Diet after surgery: After wisdom teeth surgery the swelling, pain and sensitivity can make eating problematic. The first 24 hours soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, gelatin is your best choice. It is important that you drink plenty of fluids and not use a straw. After 24 hours more solid foods like pancakes, eggs, mashed potatoes and soft pasta. After 7-10 days go back to normal diet. ...Read more

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What can I expect during wisdom teeth removal?

What can I expect during wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: Your expectations will be dependent upon how your surgery is performed. If your surgery is performed under local anesthesia alone, you will feel some pressure and hear some noise. If you are sedated with an IV you may have minimal or no recall of the procedure and have a very comfortable procedure. ...Read more

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How much does wisdom teeth removal process hurt?

Minimal amount: The actual process should not hurt at all if you have been given adequate local anesthesia or sedation with the local. After effects should be easily managed with a prescription for pain medication. Most of my patients tell me they have minimal to mild pain after wisdom tooth removal. ...Read more

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What is the wisdom teeth removal experience like?

What is the wisdom teeth removal experience like?

Oral surgeon: It varies alot. Based on age, depth of impaction, infection, skill of surgeon. For very best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal pain normal after 11 days?

10 -14 days: Pain and jaw stiffness may persist for 10 -14 days. If pain persists or worsens, you should contact your surgeon dds for post-op eval. ...Read more

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When after wisdom teeth removal will i feel normal?

Varies: It varies from patient to patient and it also varies based on the position of the tooth in the jaw bone. Usually you should feel back to normal after 1-2 weeks. Some feel fine in a couple of days. ...Read more

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What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

What's a way to eat food after wisdom teeth removal?

Start slowly: Nutrition is important for wound healing after surgery. Start with a soft diet and drink plenty of fluids. You can advance your diet and types of food as tolerated. Some people eat a regular diet immediately following surgery, while others may be more cautious and not try to resume their normal diet for several days after surgery. ...Read more

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Why am i still having pain from wisdom teeth removal?

Why am i still having pain from wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: How many days ago did you have your wisdom teeth? Patients tend to be sore for 3-7 days after wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes there is discomfort for 2 weeks depending on the patient, health issues, pain threshold, patient compliance etc. See your dds for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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When can I return to work after wisdom teeth removal?

When can I return to work after wisdom teeth removal?

Depends on you: Every surgery is different. Some are very quick and uneventful. In these cases you may be back the day after. Other surgeries require significant bone removal and are more traumatic. In these instances you may be down several days. Generally, when the bleeding has stopped and the pain under control without narcotics, you are ready to work. Older people will require more time than younger. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

What is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

It varies: Individuals react and respond differently to surgery, as some patients have an extremely high pain threshold and wisdom tooth surgery is only a minor distraction. Other patients may have a very low pain threshold and be incapacitated for a week or more from a simple uncomplicated extraction. On the average, two to three days is the norm. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more