I'm wondering how long should I keep gauze in my mouth after wisdom tooth extraction?

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).
Only one hour. After one hour the gauze should be removed. If bleeding persists new gauze should be placed. After the bleeding subsides completely you should stop using the gauze.

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My lower teeth are tingling after wisdom tooth extraction last week. Is this normal? How long is the recovery time? Everything else if fine.

Not normal. but not unusual. It will get better in a few days. Read more...
It happens... ... and usually resolves on its own, but your surgeon needs to know about this post operative complication. Medications or therapies might be indicated to help your healing. Please call and explain your symptoms. Read more...
Paresthesia. is a rarer complication of lower dental implant placement. See your surgeon for post-op evaluation and a proper parasthesia treatment as early as possible. The sooner rather than later for a better outcome. Good luck. Read more...
Nerve problem. Sounds like a minor nerve injury. Most resolve with time. Make sure you let oral surgeon know about this. Read more...
Parasthesia. I'm sure your Oral Surgeon explained the possibility of Parasthesia to you. Call the Specialist's office and schedule a post-surgical visit to discuss what the future may hold for you. Read more...

How long does the pain last after a wisdom tooth extraction? I've read that wisdom teeth have bigger roots, so extraction is harder than for other teeth. Does that mean it also hurts longer? I'm having mine out soon, but my oral surgeon wouldn't tell me h

Your . Your oral surgeon is right, it is different for everyone, but in general most patients are very uncomfortable/painful for 2 days then begin to see significant improvement. I have seen some patients have significant discomfort for 6-7 days however. Read more...
Generally yes. However, an upper wisdom tooth that is erupted may have large but very conical roots and removing it may take but a moment if done right. In this situation discomfort and healing time are truly minimal. Read more...
Manageable. Wisdom teeth actually have shorter roots than 6 or 12 year molars. You will be sore, but the pain will be easily manageable. In the hands of a qualified oral surgeon the extractions should be expeditiously accomplished and you should be well on the road to recovery quickly. Read more...
Varies. Every surgical procedure involves some degree of pain. How each person perceives and handles pain or discomfort can vary. The level of discomfort may depend on the development of the teeth, their position in the jaws, the type of anesthesia utilized and the technique and skill of the surgeon. If your wisdom teeth are indicated for removal it is best to remove them before they are fully developed. Read more...
Depends. The discomfort from having wisdom teeth removed does often depend on how difficult they are to remove. Sometimes the size of the root can make a difference, other times it doesn't. Bottom line: i think you'll be fine. You'll be given adequate pain medication, and home care instructions. If you follow these, and do as your doctor says, you'll have an uneventful recovery. Keep smiling ! Read more...
3-4 days. For most people and usually well controlled with a moderately strong pain-killer like vicodin. More severe pain that resists vicodin on or after the 3rd day particularly on the lower jaw must be checked for "dry socket." if present, socket will have to be dressed for pain control. Read more...

How long should I wait to get a root canal on molar after a part bony wisdom tooth extraction?

When comfortable. You can have the root canal completed when ever you a comfortable holding open for the time needed for the procedure. Read more...
Two options. The first option is to have the wisdom tooth removed and as soon as you are comfortable enough, have the root canal evaluation and therapy. If you are having pain with the tooth that may need a root canal, you may want to have the root canal evaluation and treatment before having the wisdom tooth removed. If the tooth cannot be saved, you can have it removed when your wisdom tooth is removed. Read more...
Waiting period. The root canal can be started after swelling has disappeared from the wisdom tooth extraction usually two weeks is sufficient. Read more...
Right away. As long as you can open your mouth in comfort, i would not delay getting the root canal. Waiting only creates a greater potential for a dental emergency. A root canal is actually a much easier procedure than the extraction of a full boney impacted wisdom tooth. So don't delay and good luck! and don't forget to get a crown after the root canal is completed! to delay, risks your tooth breaking! Read more...

Ho long do I need to wait to be able to brush my teeth after having 1 wisdom tooth extraction?

Don't brush 24 h. only gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water 3-4 X per day. After the 24 hours, start brushing your teeth, being particularly gentle near the surgical site to avoid disrupting any stitches or blood clot. Read more...
Brush all your teeth. I advise my patients to brush all of their teeth like they normally do, or are supposed to following surgery. They are advised to avoid brushing over the surgical sites the day of surgery, begin brushing lightly over the surgical sites the next day (after 24 hours) and then brush as usual on the second postoperative day (after 48 hours). They are also advised to avoid spitting the first 24 hrs. Read more...

What can cause bad taste in mouth after wisdom tooth extraction?

Infection ? Dry socket ? Sutures with bacteria ? These are all guesses, and that's not what you want. Call your surgeon to discuss your concerns. Read more...
Dry socket. There are risks associated with wisdom tooth removal like with any other surgery. The dry socket is the most common complication that characterized by dull, aching pain and a bad smell or taste coming from the empty tooth socket. See your dentist for post-op evaluation and dry socket treatment if needed. . Read more...
EXT > bad taste? Lots of possibilities: many patients just don't brush and floss as well after surgery, food decaying in socket, early infection, beginning of dry socket, etc. Make sure you are brushing and flossing adequately, rinsing after the first 24 hours and see your own dentist to check on healing. Read more...

One day after wisdom tooth extraction do I still have to bite down on the gauze?

After extraction. Generally, one needs to bite on gauze to control the bleeding and aid in the formation of a blood clot for the first 1-2 hours after extractions. If you have continued bleeding or any other problems or specific questions, you should call the dentist who treated you. Read more...

Saw my OMS doctor today and he packed my wisdom tooth extraction with medicated gauze for my dry socket it feel out and now my socket is huge. Normal?

No! No. Contact your oral surgeon and get it checked out right away! You may have an infection. Read more...
Not normal. The dressing that you describe needs to be changed frequently and you should have appointments scheduled to monitor your healing. If you do not have an appointment today then you should call your oral surgeon. The swelling that you have is not normal. Read more...
Normal. Gauze can fall out. Likely will have to be placed again unless the dry socket has resolved. Size of socket depends on size of toot and if any additional bone had to be removed for extraction. Just keep food away from that side. So chew on the other side and keep area as clean as possible. Read more...
Dry socket. OMS placed medicated gauze into the socket because the clot was lost from the surgical site. The gauze takes up the space of the clot. With the packing out, you can see the hole where the tooth used to be. Do not panic. Keep the socket site clean--don't allow food to get packed into it. Flush the hole with salt water. You should be fine. Read more...
Very Common. The gauze packing should be removed and replaced every 24 hours until symptoms subside. At this point you should treated the dry socket by flushing the extraction site with warm salt water solution and packing the socket with gauze or a gelatin sponge by yourself. If concerned, see your oral surgeon/dentist. Read more...
Call. Call your OMS. He/she will know best whether your particular socket will need to be repacked or irrigated. Until you speak to you OMS's office, make sure to keep the socket debris free. Read more...