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Doctor insights on: Wisdom Tooth Healing Process

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I am taking daflon 500 mg. Next week i will have a wisdom tooth removed. Will daflon effect healing process badly?

I am taking daflon 500 mg. Next week i will have a wisdom tooth removed. Will daflon effect healing process badly?

Daflon & Surgery: For those unaware of action of daflon - it prolongs the vasoconstrictor effect of noradrenaline on the vein wall, even under warm & acidotic conditions, increasing venous tone, therefore reducing venous capacitance, distensibility, & stasis. This increases venous return & reduces venous hyperpressure present in patients suffering from chronic venous disease. It should not adversely affect healing. ...Read more

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What is a normal healing process for wisdom tooth extraction?

What is a normal healing process for wisdom tooth extraction?

Healing: The tooth socket fills up with blood, and the blood clots. The blood clot is slowly replaced with immature bone after about 6 weeks, and the gum tissue grows over the top of the socket. The bone matures over a period of months. Of course, initially there's some swelling and pain due to inflammation, which is a normal part of the healing process. ...Read more

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The tooth next to the impacted wisdom tooth extraction site feels more sensitive and hurts when biting.. Is it part of the healing process?

The tooth next to the impacted wisdom tooth extraction site feels more sensitive and hurts when biting.. Is it part of the healing process?

Perfectly normal: The removal of impacted teeth is an invasive surgical procedure. Sometimes the tooth next to an extraction site gets a bit traumatized during the procedure and now it is a part of the healing process. For pain, use the medication prescribed as directed. ...Read more

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My lingual nerve was damaged during wisdom tooth extraction. What can I should to promote the healing process?

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

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Just had wisdom teeth pulled and sex drive is down can't even get aroused, could this be the meds, healing process or both?

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 more

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Hello! I had my wisdom tooth removed 2/18... Still healing, just ate and a piece of food is stuck in the hole. What can I do to remove it?

Hello! I had my wisdom tooth removed 2/18... Still healing, just ate and a piece of food is stuck in the hole. What can I do to remove it?

Rinsing: we usually give patients a small plastic curved-tip syringe to rinse the sockets out with. If you didn't get one, contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Tips on healing wisdom tooth after removal?

Tips on healing wisdom tooth after removal?

Regular Wound Care: In your forties, it normally takes longer to heal than if wisdom teeth are removed in one's twenties. Rinse with warm water (add a quarter teaspoon per 4-6 ounces) on awakening, after meals and at bedtime. Maintain good oral hygiene, being especially thorough but gentle on the adjacent teeth. If pain or swelling is present, then see your dentist as you may have a "dry socket" or infection. ...Read more

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The tissue around where my embedded wisdom tooth was extracted is healing well but I see an pretty deep whole to the side of it what should I do?

The tissue around where my embedded wisdom tooth was extracted is healing well but I see an pretty deep whole to the side of it what should I do?

Call: If you have any post-surgical questions ask the professional that knows you best, the Dentist or Oral Surgeon who did the extraction. Probably nothing to worry about, but return to surgeon if you'real concerned. ...Read more

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The tissue around where my embedded wisdom tooth was extracted is healing well but I have a pretty deep whole on the side next to my neighboring tooth?

The tissue around where my embedded wisdom tooth was extracted is healing well but I have a pretty deep whole on the side next to my neighboring tooth?

Normal: It takes a long time for the remaining crypt of a removed wisdom tooth to fill in. Tissue healing is much faster. The hole should slowly resolve. For peace of mind, ask your dentist to evaluate it next time you are there.. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide/water ok 1 week after wisdom tooth removal to facilitate healing?

Is hydrogen peroxide/water ok 1 week after wisdom tooth removal to facilitate healing?

Not a fan: I am not a big fan of peroxide use as an oral rinse. I prefer warm salt water rinses. What did your dentist recommend. Make sure you always dilute peroxide 50/50, if you rinse with it. Undiluted, it is too strong. ...Read more

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2.5 weeks since wisdom tooth removal. Stitches out, healing well, no pain. OK to have foods like Pizza, etc, as long as I keep debris away from area?

2.5 weeks since wisdom tooth removal. Stitches out, healing well, no pain. OK to have foods like Pizza, etc, as long as I keep debris away from  area?

Normally OK: Should be OK, but I would first discuss with the dentist/oral surgeon and make sure you follow their specific instructions. Some people heal faster than others. ...Read more

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6 days ago I had a wisdom tooth pulled. Today my neck is tight and the base of my head hurts very badly. Extraction seems to be healing nicely.

6 days ago I had a wisdom tooth pulled. Today my neck is tight and the base of my head hurts very badly. Extraction seems to be healing nicely.

Wisdom tooth: That is great your extraction site is healing well but severe pain 6 days after your operation is concerning. Your symptoms could be simply due to post op swelling/inflammation but the pain could also be indicative of an infection or bleed. It sounds like you should see a doctor in person. Alternatively, find me at ://www.healthtap.com/experts/12663165-dr-patrick-kohlitz and we can talk more ...Read more

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I went to my dentist because I felt a bony lump on my cheek after having a wisdom tooth extraction. He said that this is normal healing. Is this true?

You have to: believe what your doctor told you , wait few more days for the swelling to go dow, and go for a follow up visit. IF you are not satisfied look for a second opinion , even your own doctor will help to get one if you want it. ...Read more

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5 days post-op wisdom tooth extraction. Healing perfectly, dentist said i'm doing great. How to keep food out of the hole/stitches without irrigation syringe. Syringe may cause dry socket he said.

Rinse mouth: You can rinse your mouth each time you eat. When i had mine removed, i never had to use syringe to remove food. Of course, to minimize the discomfort, try to chew on the healthy side more until it heals. ...Read more

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