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Wisdom Tooth Extraction And Missed Periods
After 2 weeks of Wisdom tooth extraction I am experiencing unable to open mouth (jaw). Will I be able to open my mouth again to it’s full potential?
Reevaluation: Two weeks is a bit long not to have a decrease in symptoms. Please return to the General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that did your extractions for a post-surgical reevaluation. ...Read more
A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more
Wisdom Teeth: Everyone has a different experience, and it's difficult to generalize. Pain is also very subjective and variable from person to person. I encourage you to have a thorough discussion with your oral and maxillofacial surgeon who will alleviate any anxiety about the procedure you may have. The majority of patients get through the procedure just fine. Stay positive. ...Read more
Usually anything: Usually there are no restrictions other than really hot foods while your mouth is numb and anything that you have to suck through a straw because using a straw could lead to loss of clot and then a dry socket. I also tell people to avoid chips, nachos, etc so they don't cut the extraction site/clot. ...Read more
In California: If all four wisdom teeth are planned for removal and you are having sedation or general anesthesia, the fee is probably reasonable and customary. It would be similar in my area. Good luck! ...Read more
Lots of variables: There is a very wide range here. A simple extraction vs. A horizontal full bony impaction? Iv sedation vs. Local anesthesia alone. Big city prestigious office vs. Local rural dentist? Fee for service private practice vs. Insurance plan office? You've already received some idea from my colleagues. Best way to find out for sure is to see your local dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more
A wisdom tooth extraction is an extraction of a third molar. It it the farthest tooth back in the mouth both on the top and the bottom. Depending on how impacted the tooth is and angle the tooth formed at will determine if you are a able to have it out if say a lower third molar is enveloped with the nerve. Your tooth may need to be "cut in half", bone may need to be removed or it may be as simple as other teeht. Only a consultation with x-rays will determine how difficult it will be to extract. Most wisdom teeth can be extracted under local or sedation. It depends on your anxiety level and how much you want to know what is going on. It is also best to get all 4 wisdom teethout at once and heal at one time and not have to worry about it later in life. If you decide on sedation, you will need to discusss this with the surgeon to make sure you are medically fit to go under sedation.
Good luck! ...Read more
It might!: Painful throbbing is common the first 24-48 hours after the extraction without medication. Take the meds that were prescribed for you and follow the post op instructions carefully. If your extraction was done three or more days ago and still throbs, you need to contact your dentist and let them know. Infection can cause prolonged pain and needs to be seen. ...Read more
See Below: There are many possible complications from a wisdom tooth extraction but I would not really call them 'common'. Mild to moderate pain and swelling are not really complications but are considered normal with certain extractions. Some complications are nerve damage, dry socket, infection. ...Read more
Bye-bye wisdom teeth: This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them from the front backward. ...Read more
See your dentist: Wisdom teeth can be extracted with little or no post operative complications. Pain and swelling is usually a function of the trauma from the procedure. Trauma is a function of the preoperative findings. I strongly recommend you see a qualified oral surgeon to properly evaluate and guide your treatment needs. Best of luck -. ...Read more
Putrefaction: The contents of a recent tooth extraction socket is the "perfect storm" for bad smell: warmth, moisture, bacteria, and abundant fermentable organic debris, blood clot, and exuding serous exudate. Every recent extraction smells until the natural healing process allows the wound to close over, bringing resolution to the problem. ...Read more
Yes: Without premedication, swelling can be common. With anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling perscription pre medications, these unpleasant effects of wisdom teeth removal can be managed quite comfortably. Discuss this with your treating dentist. ...Read more
Talk to Dentist: Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient. If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. I don't even remember the procedure after a little dose of valium. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck. A general anesthetic will clear very quickly (within hours). ...Read more
Safe but??: You could use it as long as you do not disturb the socket of the extracted tooth. If you experience any pain or irritation just stop using it. ...Read more
Post Op Instructions: Follow the oral and\or written instructions of the dentist who treated you. Call if you are unsure. Generally 30-45 minutes and replace if necessary (more than very slight oozing). ...Read more
Common Sense, Really: The first thing is to leave it alone. Don't mess with it, don't play with it, don't brush it, don't swish vigorously around it. Also, avoid tobacco, alcohol, & nicotine, as these can cause the clot to dissolve and be lost. Avoid hard, crunchy foods. If you lose the clot, healing will be impaired & delayed, and it might be quite painful. So, just give it time and allow your body to heal properly. ...Read more
Is it normal for your check/ jaw to still be swollen 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction? I am on pen vk 500
Yes: Depending on the level of difficulty in removing the teeth, the swelling may take awhile to go down. Be sure to follow the surgeons instructions. If you have any concerns, you need to contact their office. ...Read more
My lingual nerve was damaged during wisdom tooth extraction. What can I should to promote the healing process?
Sadly: Paresthesia is a recognized complication. Depending on the level of damage, in not too severe cases, more often than not fortunately, the numbness is transient and resolves in time, sometimes upwards of a year. I would go get periodically checked by your dentist or oral surgeon to check the progress. ...Read more
Can I smoke marijuana the night before a wisdom tooth extraction? I'm getting all four removed with IV sedation
Not wise: Marijuana can adversely affect the IV sedation. Please, if you do smoke, advise the Oral Surgeon. Your anesthesia may need to be adjusted, or the procedure may have to be postponed. Report ALL Meds, prescription & OTC, as well as all supplements, to the Oral Surgeon as well as any marijuana consumption. ...Read more
Could I lose that blood clot in the open hole after wisdom tooth extraction and develop the dreaded dry socket?
Yes: Be careful when eating or drinking during the first 24 hours. Definitely do not rinse during this time. Brush very gently on that side for a couple of days. ...Read more
How many days after wisdom tooth extraction is the blood clot NOT needed anymore and developing dry socket is a non issue.
Depends: That would be based on the difficulty and severity of the tooth removal, but usually 7 to 10 days is sufficient ...Read more
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