Can I shower after a tooth extraction?

Mgt. The dentist typically will apply a packing material. If you are careful and avoid water in the mouth, it should be fine. Monitor for signs of infection, such as fever.

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What is safe to eat after a tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction. After practicing for more than 34 years, it has become apparent ot me that it is safe to eat anything you can tolerate. Many dentists and oral surgeons make all kinds recoommendations regarding diet after extractions. In fact, i know of no postsurgical problems caused by eating. Eat what you tolerate. Read more...

What are some pain reliefs after a tooth extraction?

Dentist directions. Usually after an extraction, your dentist or surgeon will prescribe some pain medication. Follow their instructions including which pain medication and what to do after the extraction. Read more...
Some suggestions. Take otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you normally take for a headache; limit physical activity; keep your head elevated; ice packs on and off for the first 24 hours only; involve yourself in a mental activity that you like, such as reading a book, watching sports, etc. Read more...

How normal is it to feel pain after a tooth extraction?

Completely Normal. All surgery causes some degree of pain. Depending on the difficulty and invasiveness of the procedure, the pain can be more or less. In the vast majority of cases, tooth extractions lead to mild or moderate pain which only lasts a couple of days. If your experience is different, you should contact your dentist/oral surgeon and get some answers. Today, we also have effective pain medications. Read more...
Normal & Varies. Depending on the type of extraction, the surgeons style and expertise and the patient, post surgery pain varies dramatically. Whatever you feel is real for you and your dentist can help you if there is a need for pain medication, medication for infection or swelling. Arnica is a good holistic over the counter aid. Read more...
Tooth Extraction. Any time you have an extraction, you can expect some pain. Complicated extraction usually have a higher incidence of pain. Pain is very subjective and will very from patient to patient depending on their level of tolerance. If pain after an extraction become more intense after the third day, you may be having a dry socket or infection. Go back to the dentist who took out your tooth. He can help. Read more...
Very normal. Removal of a tooth means that nerves are severed and you should expect some discomfort for about 2-4 days. Read more...

Is it normal to have a slight temp after a tooth extraction? 99°?

Tooth extraction. is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. It is normal to have slight fever. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. Muscle spasm and limited range of motion of the jaw are minor complications. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Get well soon. Read more...