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I have extracted my wisdom tooth 4 days back. Till when I will be perfectly fine?

I have extracted my wisdom tooth 4 days back. Till when I will be perfectly fine?
Hi lybrate-user, wisdom tooth are always ,risky to extract ,but in your case it is uneventful so good ,considering recovery ,it should happen in couple of days ,provided you are patient enough ,as it's human body ,it takes sometym for it to heal. Keep following your doc advice and you shall be fyn.
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Tooth Extraction - Everything You Should Know!

Tooth Extraction - Everything You Should Know!

A healthy set of teeth is essential for good living. However, teeth problems are widespread and you are susceptible to it at any age, at any time. Though there are medications available for tooth problems, sometimes extraction of the tooth remains the only plausible solution. 

You may have to undergo tooth extraction for multiple reasons. Some of them are:

  1. Unaligned teeth: In case you are suffering from unaligned teeth, chances are that you may suffer from what in technical terms is known as "crowded mouth." In such a situation you have difficulty in eating as there is not enough room for the teeth in the mouth. Extraction of tooth, in this case, is the only way to rectify it and align the teeth in a better fashion.
  2. Infection: Sometimes if you suffer from a tooth infection, it tends to quickly spread to the pulp, affecting and damaging the blood vessels and different nerves. Though medications are available, the intensity of the infection increases, extraction of tooth remains the only option.

Procedure: There are different steps that are involved in the extraction of teeth. They are:

  1. Local anesthesia: Like all other surgeries, administering local anesthesia is the first step. If you are undergoing a tooth extraction, the dentist or the surgeon will inject anesthesia that will create numbness and soothe you of the ensuing pain.
  2. Cutting away gum and bone tissues: After the anesthesia, the dentist will proceed to extract the infected tooth. In order to do this, the doctor cuts away the gum and the tissues covering the tooth. After the root of the infected tooth has been exposed, the dentist would then with the help of forceps, sever it from the jaw.

After the surgery, you must observe certain precautions to expedite the recovery process. Some of them are:

  1. Take painkillers: After the tooth extraction, the possibility of suffering from an ensuing pain is incredibly high. Therefore, in most cases, the dentist prescribes certain painkillers and you must take them regularly.
  2. Change the dressing: The operated area will be covered with bandages to preclude any infection. However, the dressing must be changed from time to time. If the same dressing remains for a long time, chances of an infection increase.
  3. Complete rest: After the extraction, you must take complete rest and not engage in any form of physical activity.
  4. Avoid certain foods: Just after the surgery, the operated area remains tender. Therefore, you must eat food that requires less effort to chew like soup, pudding, ice cream etc. You must also abstain from smoking and drinking for some time.
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Dental Fitness In Pregnancy - How To Attain It?

Dental Fitness In Pregnancy - How To Attain It?

Pregnancy brings with it a whole lot of body system changes and oral health is no exception. Some simple careful planning, however, can help avoid a lot of oral health complications associated with pregnancy. The hormonal changes during pregnancy have a direct effect on the oral health - higher incidence of decay, pregnancy gingivitis, and pregnancy tumors. Additionally, morning sickness affects the regular oral care, leading to more plaque and decay.

Before pregnancy: If you are planning to get pregnant, then a dental visit can help you get a thorough check-up ahead of the pregnancy. A routine cleaning and check for cavities should be sufficient to avoid any urgent treatment need during the period of pregnancy.

During pregnancy: If you were not able to do your pre-pregnancy dental visit, inform the dentists about pregnancy as early as possible. All elective procedures can be done after the delivery. Only really essential treatment that cannot wait until the delivery should be undertaken during pregnancy, most safe if done during the 4th to 6th months.

Listed below are some points to consider as far as oral/dental health is considered during pregnancy:

1. Scaling and polishing can be done as usual
2. Inform the dentist about all the medications that you are advised by your gynecologist
3. Periodic check-up once in 3 months to reduce severity of gum disease and decay
4. Good oral hygiene measures including brushing, flossing, and rinsing
5. Try a bland toothpaste if morning sickness is very severe
6. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Tooth formation happens in the third month and requires diet rich in calcium and minerals
7. Avoid sweet snacks which can lead to greater plaque formation

The hormone changes combined with oral infection (could be gum disease or tooth decay) can lead to severe effects on the developing baby. It is extremely important to avoid dental infections, as these may necessitate antibiotics, require x-rays, and even require treatment like root canal and/or extraction, all of which are best avoided until after the baby is delivered. It is considered safe for dental procedures to be done during the 4th to 6th month. Though now there are safer measures to do x-rays and dental procedures, they are best avoided, unless in case of emergency. This emergency situation can be avoided by better planning and some minimal care.

Severe gum disease could also lead to premature or low birth weight of the baby. So plaque buildup should be avoided which leads to both decay and gum disease.

After delivery: After the delivery of the baby, please visit your dentist to ensure you have again ensured there is no emergent dental condition requiring attention. Resume your regular dental care after delivery.

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Hi, After tooth extraction I feel heaviness in my mouth because of pus formation what should I do?

Hi, After tooth extraction I feel heaviness in my mouth because of pus formation what should I do?
Consult your doctor again you may require a course of antibiotics if you have some recent x-rays of the area send picture online.
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Hi Sir, I had pain after rct in front two teeth, dentist extract both teeth and after machining he, re-applied same tooth in same place, he told that your teeth will be healed, Is it possible then after extraction of teeth, same teeth reapplied again. Please help me. I don't trust this.

Hi Sir, I had pain after rct in front two teeth, dentist extract both teeth and after machining he, re-applied same t...
What did the dentist do with you? If the RCT treated teeth were paining. He should have not extracted tooth. just did a re RCT in the same tooth. And refilled it. Can you show an x-ray to judge the situation better.
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I am 19 year old male, undergone a mild teeth extraction, now I have problems with opening my mouth. How can I cure this?

I am 19 year old male, undergone a mild teeth extraction, now I have problems with opening my mouth. How can I cure t...
Hi, the most important thing is to rinse with warm water and salt in it about 6 to 7 times daily. Eat your medicines diligently without fail, if there's still restricted mouth opening, then see your dentist again for the same, he may prescribe you some medicine which helps in the opening of mouth.
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Today dentist extracted 2 teeth and it has been bleeding since. I was asked to bite on a piece of cotton. I have changed the cotton 3 times till now after it is soaked in blood. Can I brush my teeth and when will the bleeding stop and how to stop it?

Today dentist extracted 2 teeth and it has been bleeding since. I was asked to bite on a piece of cotton. I have chan...
If you keep on changing the cotton blood will keep on coming and it get soaked in blood. Brushing can be done after 24 hours. Bleeding usually stops in 1 hour if you follow the instructions properly.
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Hi Sir, I had tooth extraction today. Have pain. When it will heal. Taking ketarol dt. No relief. Kindly guide and precautions too.

Hi Sir, I had tooth extraction today. Have pain. When it will heal. Taking ketarol dt. No relief. Kindly guide and pr...
You can take other pain killer if keterol is not working and wound heals in 7 days in normal conditions.
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