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Wisdom tooth extraction site really red on one side after 2 weeks. What should I do?

Wisdom tooth extraction site really red on one side after 2 weeks. What should I do?

Call oral surgeon: After two weeks, the area should pretty much be healed. Something seems amiss. Let the surgeon evaluate the soft tissue.

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Had food particles in wisdom tooth extraction site for days and was in pain. Finally got it out by rinsing from side to side. Will it cause an problems?

Had food particles in wisdom tooth extraction site for days and was in pain. Finally got it out by rinsing from side to side. Will it cause an problems?

Rinse: It is normal to get food particles in an extraction site. Normally the Surgoen gives a list of post -op instructions. One of those is to start rinsing with warm salt water 24 hours after your extraction. You should do this after every meal or snack to insure no food particles in the socket. If your pain is subsiding than you are on your way to recovery. If pain is increasing than see your dentist

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After a wisdom tooth extraction is it normal for my teeth on the same side as the extraction to hurt?

After a wisdom tooth extraction is it normal for my teeth on the same side as the extraction to hurt?

Yes: Most likely this is referred pain. The same nerves go to several of the teeth, so if the area of the extraction is starting to ache, then several other teeth may seem like they are also hurting. However, if the pain worsens or doesn't resolve, call the dentist. A local infection is also possible after an extraction.

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Had wisdom tooth extraction 2wks ago, I feel normal now but at times its like I have tonsilitis on the same side the extraction was made is this normal?

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Had wisdom tooth extraction 2wks ago, I feel normal now but at times its like I have tonsilitis on the same side the extraction was made is this normal?

Post-Op Sensation: It is normal to have some sensitivity in the area of the extraction for several weeks after the extraction. Depending on the complexity of the extraction, you may take longer than average to feel back to your regular self. If symptoms continue to bother you or get worse, definitely call the dentist who extracted your wisdom tooth to schedule a follow-up visit.

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How long do I need to wait to be able to eat solid food after wisdom tooth extraction? Do milk have any side effect?

How long do I need to wait to be able to eat solid food after wisdom tooth extraction? Do milk have any side effect?

Few days: If you didn't get specific instructions from your dentist or oral surgeon, eat soft foods for a few days until the area has started healing. Then start adding more solid foods slowly, and as long as your gums don't become more painful or start bleeding, then you can continue to add more solid foods until you are back to eating your regular diet.

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I had a wisdom tooth extraction last week and I have paresthesia on the left side of my tongue. Are there exercises that can help the nerve recover?

I had a wisdom tooth extraction last week and I have paresthesia on the left side of my tongue. Are there exercises that can help the nerve recover?

No: Unfortunately there is little you can do to speed the recovery of the injured nerve other than the obvious: rest, and nutritious diet. Do avoid heavy chewing that might cause you to bite side of tongue. Chewing more slowly may help you avoid such accidental biting.

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What is the cause of an asymmetrical smile after wisdom tooth extraction? Like muscle on one side of face are weak. Procedure done 2 months ago.

What is the cause of an asymmetrical smile after wisdom tooth extraction? Like muscle on one side of face are weak. Procedure done 2 months ago.

See dentist: What you described suggests damage to a nerve. You should consult your dentist for an evaluation and if that does not satisfy you may need to see a neurologist.

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Sudden Severe upper lip and right sided face swelling. Had not eaten or come into contact with anything new. Wisdom tooth extraction 14 days prior.?

Sudden Severe upper lip and right sided face swelling. Had not eaten or come into contact with anything new. Wisdom tooth extraction 14 days prior.?

Seek help: Any sudden pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be evaluated immediately. See your Oral Surgeon, General Dentist, General Physician, ENT Specialist, Urgent Care, or ER. Seek immediate care.

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Is it normal to have mild ear pain and jaw discomfort on the left side of my face after 11 days of a wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it normal to have mild ear pain and jaw discomfort on the left side of my face after 11 days of a wisdom tooth extraction?

Recovery period: After wisdom tooth extraction. The time needed for pain in the jaw and earache to disappear completely may be as long as 4-6 weeks. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op exam.

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Are thereany medications for trigeminal sensory pain in left side face/head after horizontally-impacted wisdom tooth extraction & lingual nerve damage?

Are thereany medications for trigeminal sensory pain in left side face/head after horizontally-impacted wisdom tooth extraction & lingual nerve damage?

Several: We use different medications to help alleviate nerve pain. Amitryptilline is an old-fashioned anti-depressant that we never use for depression any more - it helps. Seizure medications like gabapentin, carbamezapine and valproic acid help. You may need more than one type of medication and sometimes you find out what works only by trial and error. See a neurologist for treatment.

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Is a wisdom tooth extraction required?

Is a wisdom tooth extraction required?

Wisdom tooth: Not based on what you have told us. Why do you ask? Discuss with your dentist.

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Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt a lot?

Could wisdom tooth extraction hurt a lot?

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.

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How much is wisdom tooth extraction cost?

How much is wisdom tooth extraction cost?

Variable: Depends on the complexity of the procedure, experience of the surgeon, and choice of anesthesia.

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Safety of partial wisdom tooth extraction?

Depends what's left: If only some wisdom teeth and not others were extracted often safe, if only part of the tooth is removed it's probably not so safe.

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What should wisdom tooth extraction cost about?

What should wisdom tooth extraction cost about?

Varies by specialist: The cost of having your wisdom tooth extracted will vary by specialist, zip code and type of anesthesia used. It could start at $180.00 and up.

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What should I eat after a wisdom tooth extraction?

What should I eat after a wisdom tooth extraction?

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.

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Is $2, 245 a normal rate for wisdom tooth extraction?

Is $2, 245 a normal rate for wisdom tooth extraction?

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!

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Exactly how much should a wisdom tooth extraction cost?

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.

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