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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Can I Eat PASTA After I Get My Wisdom Teeth Out? | Wisdom Teeth

November 15, 2017 0
Can I Eat PASTA After I Get My Wisdom Teeth Out
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Probably, you are searching for Can I eat pasta after I get my wisdom teeth out?. The answer is Yes. You can easily eat pasta (soft food) after your impacted wisdom teeth removal. Also, it is the best choice to eat as a soft food after tooth extraction. It contains healthy ingredients which may help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The below article has answered all the questions that may be raised in your mind.

Can I Eat Pasta After I Get My Wisdom Teeth Out?

Two days ago, I have removed my all four impacted wisdom teeth. They were causing problems for me like pain, swelling and other discomforts like bad breath, bad taste etc. So I went to a dentist and he recommended me to remove all of these four wisdom teeth.

I wanted to keep them all but after seeing the X-Ray report, which showed that they (wisdom teeth) were growing in crooked direction. I decided to remove them all. My dentist consulted me about my wisdom teeth removal process as well as the local anesthesia he used during wisdom teeth removal surgery.

I slept for 1 and half hour, and when I arose all of my impacted wisdom teeth have been removed. After that, my dentist advised me some aftercare tips and strictly advised me to avoid hot drinks like coffee, tea etc, smoking, drinking alcohol, mouthwashes, brushing in first 24 hours, spitting out and talking excessively, using straw for drinking water and other fluids like juices, milk etc. 

Because all of these may cause serious problems like infection, alveolar osteitis (well known as a dry socket), pain, swelling etc. He also advised me to eat soft food for the first 5 to 7 days after surgery. Avoiding exercise was also one of these tips and instructions.

Eating Pasta After Wisdom Teeth Removal

When I asked about eating pasta after impacted wisdom teeth removal from him. He answered me, "You can eat pasta after 1 to 2 days following surgery". For the first 2 days, you need to stay hydrated. So drink a lot of water and other fluids like fresh juices.

He quoted, "You may also like to eat other soft foods like Banana, Smoothies, Puddings, egg's, popsicles etc".

The above article answered the question "Can I eat pasta after I get my wisdom teeth out" as well as discuss other questions related to this topic. As the best soft foods to eat after wisdom teeth surgery, foods to avoid after wisdom teeth extraction etc. If you have more question or want to share your personal experience, then comment on this article.

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How Many Wisdom Teeth Do You Have? | Wisdom Teeth Information

November 15, 2017 0
Hopefully, you are searching for "how many wisdom teeth do you have?". This article answered some most searched questions about wisdom teeth. Like, how many wisdom teeth do we have? how many wisdom teeth do humans have? and so on. More than 50% people in the United States of America get these wisdom teeth between the age 17 to 30 years. But they may also come at the of below 17, or above 30 years. 

how many wisdom teeth do you have
How Many Wisdom Teeth Do You Have?

How Many Wisdom Teeth Do You Have?

Adults may have one to four wisdom teeth. Two wisdom teeth on the top and two on the bottom. The big problem with these teeth are, they don't come in or grow in straight. As they lay down horizontally and start growing in crooked or wrong direction.

Because there is no extra space in our mouth for these four wisdom teeth. So, the wisdom teeth grow in impacted (in more cases). Impacted wisdom teeth cause severe complications and problems like severe, throbbing pain in jaw, neck, and head.

Impacted wisdom teeth erupt partially, so the food particles may get stuck into them and create an infection. The infection may take more days for healing. Swelling, bad breath, bad taste and other discomforts are common in this condition. 

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Perhaps, you are thinking that "why do we have wisdom teeth if we don't need them". So don't worry about this question. Because anthropologists already have answered this question. 

According to Anthropologists, Wisdom teeth are vestigial organs, that have helped our ancestors in their survival on earth. Because they were neglected by the importance of healthy oral hygiene. Also, they ate uncooked, rough, hard food. So more of their teeth was fell down before the of their adulthood. 

Our ancestor's jaws were elongated and have extra space for these newly erupted wisdom teeth. These wisdom teeth are also called "evolutionary relics" because nowadays we have a better way to eat food. As we eat cooked food and also have knives to cut food into small pieces.

What To Do If My Wisdom Teeth Don't Create Problems For Me?

If your 4 wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) come in and grow in straight. Then congratulation, because you are one of the lucky peoples around the world. Another research has been made on wisdom teeth which concluded, "Hunter families that eat rough, hard food living in the jungles of Africa etc have these four wisdom teeth without causing problems for them. Because their jaws are elongated and narrowed."

As I have discussed before that not everyone gets wisdom teeth. Some people may get one to three wisdom teeth and some may get 4 wisdom teeth. But in more cases, they come in impacted with adjacent teeth and create problems and complications for people with severe pain, swelling and infection etc. Wisdom teeth removal is the only way to avoid these problems for a long basis. But not everyone gets these 4 wisdom teeth or third molars. It depends on the environmental as well as the genetics of people living in a specific space. American's have more percentage of growing these wisdom teeth (and more often they come in impacted) than other countries.

Summary

I have tried to answer the question "how many wisdom teeth do you have? as well as some other questions like why do we have wisdom teeth? etc. If you like this article, share with your friends. You may share your own experience with us. Comment on the article. Thanks!
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Take To Heal? | Wisdom Teeth

November 14, 2017 0
Recently, I have my wisdom teeth pulled and the first question that I asked from my dentist or oral surgeon was, "How long do wisdom teeth take to heal?". My dentist smiled and answered, it may take 3 days to 1 week depends upon some conditions. He said, "If you will follow my wisdom teeth recovery tips and instructions carefully, then the healing process will be so fast. And you will be re-able to enjoy eating solid food, exercise, and your other normal routine.

How long do wisdom teeth take to heal
How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Take To Heal?
Then I curiously asked about "what are the wisdom teeth removal recovery tips and instructions?". Please tell me about that recovery tips and instructions. The oral surgeon answered me that "you must avoid the following prospects for 3 to 4 days after surgery."

In the following article, I will discuss all wisdom teeth removal recovery tips and instructions (the dentist explains me) with you. Also my experience of having my four impacted wisdom teeth removed.

How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Take To Heal?

As answered before, it depends upon some conditions as the teeth were impacted or not, the tendency of removal, how much the gums damaged during surgery and so on. But a normal tooth extraction healing process may take 3 to 5 days (if you avoid smoking, alcohol, straw for drinking after others discussed in this article).

You shouldn't brush your teeth for the first day after wisdom teeth removal surgery. It is because, brushing your teeth may cause the blood clot to dislodge and may create other complications and problems like alveolar osteitis, infection etc. Hence delays the healing process up to 3 weeks. So, below are some wisdom teeth removal aftercare tips you must follow.

Smoking

As everyone knows, cigarette's contain a harmful ingredient called "Nicotine". Nicotine may reduce the blood supply to mouth and may cause the blood clot to dislodge partially or completely. The blood clot forms naturally after the tooth extraction (within the tooth socket). It helps to increase the healing process. If it dislodges due to any reason, it may cause infection, dry socket and so many other problems for you.

Alcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol, and other products contain alcohol. You should also avoid mouthwashes because they contain some harmful ingredients as well as alcohol.

Straw

Using straw for drinking water and other fluids may also fell you into problems. Sucking motion of mouth may cause a blood clot to dislodge and develops a dry socket or alveolar osteitis. Dry socket is the most painful condition.

Spitting out Excessively

Don't spit out excessively after wisdom teeth surgery. Just avoid spitting out and talking excessively.

Summary

You should drink cold water, eat ice cream and other soft foods to avoid dehydration and weakness. Also, avoid exercise for the first 3 days after surgery. In this article, I tried to explain all tips and instructions to avoid complications after wisdom teeth surgery. Also answered the most asked question, "How long do wisdom teeth take to heal?". So, if anybody wants to share his own experience or ask any further question related to our topic. He/she may comment this article. Thanks!
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Monday, 13 November 2017

How To Stop Bleeding Gums After Tooth Extraction | Wisdom Teeth

November 13, 2017 0
Recently, I have pulled my impacted wisdom teeth out. And the first question I asked from my dentist was, "How to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction". The first problem that everyone faces after a tooth extraction is the bleeding gums. It's natural and common for a gum to bleed for half to one hour. Your dentist or oral surgeon may cover that bleeding gum with the help of a sterilized gauze piece. Gauze piece may suck blood and help to stop bleeding within few minutes. 
How to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction
How to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction?
But in this article, I will discuss more easy methods and tips that I recommend patients to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction. So, below are some home remedies for bleeding gums after teeth removal.

How To Stop Bleeding Gums After Tooth Extraction?

1. Gauze Piece

The first method which commonly dentist's use to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction. Your dentist or oral surgeon may place a sterilized gauze piece on removed tooth socket. And may advise you to gently bite it for some time (for 20 to 30 minutes). If bleeding doesn't stop within 20 to 30 minutes, you may also replace the gauze piece with another one. And repeat this for first 2 to 3 hours (if bleeding doesn't stop).

The time period of bleeding gums after tooth extraction depends upon the tendency of tooth pulled. As, in case of impacted wisdom teeth, it's more difficult to pull out a tooth. So, it may take more time to stop bleeding than an average tooth removal.

But don't be afraid or worry about it. Because this article explains best methods to stop bleeding gums fast and naturally.

2. Ice or Ice Pack

Ice helps to reduce swelling as well as stop bleeding gums after removal. It soothes open nerve endings which exposed after tooth extraction. Ice has tremendous benefits after a tooth extraction. As it helps to stop bleeding gums as well as reduce swelling and pain after teeth removal.

You should crush ice into small pieces, then put into a towel. Now place it on he swollen gums as shown in picture

3. Drink Cold Water

After a tooth extraction, you should eat a lot of cold water. Cold water helps to reduce swelling as well as to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction. Drinking a lot of water also helps to maintain healthy hydrated skin and whole body.

4. Ice Cream

Yes, ice cream. Maybe you have seen many folks eating ice cream after a tooth removal. This is because ice cream helps to stop bleeding gums as well as reduce swelling of gums. It helps to maintain healthy nutrition level in the body. You may feel some weakness and tiredness after a tooth extraction. Eating ice cream will make you feel better and good.

5. Medicine

This method is not recommended but effective. If bleeding doesn't stop due to any hard surgery process. In some teeth removal surgery, your gums may damage severely and your dentist or oral surgeon may prescribe you medicine for bleeding gums.

Tranexamic Acid (Brand name: "Transamine" by Hilton Pharma) is the most famous salt use to stop bleeding fast. 

Things To Avoid After Teeth Removal

You must avoid these things after teeth removal. Because these may harm you so badly. Many of these cause severe complications and problems for patients like a dry socket (well known as alveolar osteitis), infection, and tumors in severe cases.

  • Smoking
  • Drinking Alcohol
  • Talking and Spitting out excessively
  • Drinking Hot Liquids like Coffee, tea etc.
  • Using Straw for Drinking water and other fluids
  • Brushing the surgery area within first 12 hours
  • Using Mouthwashes (mouthwashes contain harmful ingredients)
  • Avoid Exercise for 2 to 3 days after tooth extraction
All of these actions are restricted after a tooth removal. I tried to provide the best information and to give the answer the question, "how to stop bleeding gums after tooth extraction". But if somebody has more question or anybody want to share his own experience. He/She must comment this article.
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Sunday, 12 November 2017

How Do You Reduce Swelling After Wisdom Teeth Surgery?

November 12, 2017 0
Perhaps most of you searching a question on the internet, "how do you reduce swelling after wisdom teeth surgery?". So in this article, I will show you the best magic ways to reduce wisdom teeth swelling after removal. We will discuss effective home remedies and over the counter medicine for wisdom teeth pain, swelling and another discomfort, you are facing surgery. You must read the article "how do you reduce swelling after wisdom teeth surgery?" below;


How Do You Reduce Swelling After Wisdom Teeth Surgery
Wisdom Teeth Swelling


How Do You Reduce Swelling After Wisdom Teeth Surgery?

Wisdom teeth swelling, numbness and pain are common after surgery. It reduces gradually and goes away within 2 to 3 days. But if the pain, swelling increases over the time, then it's the time to worry about it. Because due to the negligence of folks, some complications like alveolar osteitis, cysts, the infection
may occur after impacted wisdom teeth surgery.

Home Remedies To Reduce Swelling After Wisdom Teeth Surgery

These are the best and effective home treatment you should follow after wisdom teeth removal.

1. Ice Pack Home Remedy

Yes, ice pack home remedy is the first and best remedy which helps to reduce swelling, pain and other discomforts after wisdom teeth surgery. Just put a small piece of ice in cloth or towel and place on a body (where the tooth extraction takes place). You will feel instant relief from pain as well as this is the best way to stop bleeding after surgery.

Ice soothes the open nerve endings (of tooth socket) and provides the good feeling for you. You may also crush ice into small pieces and then put it into towel or cloth. Now place it on your jaws as shown in the picture.

2. Salt Water Oral Rinse

Maintaining healthy oral hygiene is the major issue after wisdom teeth surgery. Because for the first 24 to 48 hours it's so difficult to brush your teeth properly. Hence, bacteria may grow in your mouth and may cause bad breath, bad taste, and infection in severe cases.

Lukewarm salt water oral rinse kills bacteria in your mouth and also provide you a good feeling. Avoid mouthwashes after wisdom teeth surgery, because more of them contain harmful chemicals as well as alcohol which may remove the blood clot and may cause a dry socket (most painful condition).

Pour one or half teaspoon into one glass lukewarm pure water. And rinse your mouth 2 to 3 times daily or after every meal.

3. Clove Oil

You may also use clove or clove oil for wisdom teeth pain, swelling after surgery. But clove oil is recommended. Because it's difficult to place and bite a small piece of clove in tooth socket which contains open nerve endings as well as a blood clot who helps in healing process.

So, dap a small piece of gauze into pure clove oil. And place it on tooth socket gently. Clove oil home remedy is on number 3, ice pack and saltwater oral rinse is first choice for swollen gums, pain, and another discomfort.

Over the Counter Medicine of Wisdom Teeth Swelling

Ibuprofen

You can use Ibuprofen (an over the counter drug) for wisdom teeth pain and swelling. Ibuprofen (Brand name: "Brufen" by Abbott Pharmaceuticals) works as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug. Flurbiprofen 100mg (Brand name: "Ansaid" by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals) is another salt of ibuprofen family you may use twice daily for wisdom teeth pain and swelling of gums.

Naproxen (250mg and 500mg), naproxen sodium (550mg), Nimesulide (100mg), Diclofenac Sodium, Diclofenac Potassium, are the best medicine for pain and swelling.

Note: "This article just provide information about the medicine. We don't recommend any medicine. Consult your doctor, dentist, oral surgeon, or pharmacist before taking any kind of medication"

Summary

In the above article, I tried to answer the question, "how do you reduce swelling after wisdom teeth surgery?". I also provide best and more effective home remedies as well as over the counter (OTC) medicine for swelling after wisdom teeth surgery. If anyone has more questions related to our topic. Then please comment on this article. Thanks!.
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Saturday, 11 November 2017

How Does Clove Oil Help Dry Socket | Wisdom Teeth

November 11, 2017 0
Recently, a patient asked me, "How does clove oil help dry socket". This was a good question to ask. Because folks are using clove or clove oil for centuries. Clove oil home remedy is well known as Grandma Home Remedy. Clove ingredients (like eugenol) contain antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce a toothache, gums swelling as well as other discomforts.


How does clove oil help dry socket?
How does clove oil help dry socket?
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What Causes Dry Socket?

How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Last?

When Can I Eat Solid Food After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

How Does Clove Oil Help Dry Socket?

In a case of alveolar osteitis, well known as a dry socket. Clove oil is super beneficial. Some people after wisdom teeth removal don't follow their oral surgeon or dentist post-operative instructions. For example, they just start eating solid food, drinking alcohol, drinking hot liquids like coffee and tea etc, smoking cigarettes and use straw for drinking water and other fluids. 


Dry Socket
Dry Socket
Straw cause dry socket because the sucking motion of mouth removes the blood clot (which forms naturally after a wisdom tooth extraction). Also, alcohol and products which contains alcohol including mouthwashes may cause a blood clot to dislodge or dissolve completely.

The blood clot which forms naturally in tooth socket, work as a barrier between the food particles, air, other external bodies and the open nerve endings of the removed tooth. A blood clot also increases the healing process of the wound.

How To Treat A Dry Socket With Clove Oil?

For treating a dry socket with clove oil, you need to buy a small bottle of pure clove oil from the market. Dab a small piece of gauze piece into clove oil and first remove the debris from the socket. Now dab again a gauze piece into clove oil, and then place it on a dry socket. Bite it gently for 2 to 5 minutes until the pain goes away.

Secret Behind Dry Socket Paste

In the cause of a dry socket, home remedies like an ice pack, olive oil, and others don't work well. Only the clove oil home remedy gives instant relief from dry socket pain and swelling. If you visit a dentist, he/she may prescribe you some pain killer medicine for alveolar osteitis or dry socket. Also, place a dry socket dressing on the empty tooth socket.


Dry socket paste
Dry socket paste
Dry socket dressing has dry socket paste which helps to reduce severe pain within seconds. This dry socket paste contains Eugenol an active ingredient found in clove or clove oil. This dry socket dressing provides instant pain relief but you need to replace it in every 24 to 48 hours for 3 to 5 days.

In this article, I tried to explains that "how does clove oil help dry socket". If you have a toothache or dry socket then use this home remedy for instant relief. But, re-visit your dentist to avoid severe complications like wisdom teeth infection etc.
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

What Causes Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Extraction? Wisdom Teeth

November 07, 2017 0
What Causes Dry Socket
What Causes Dry Socket?
What causes dry socket? I got wisdom teeth at the age of 20 years. Unfortunately, they were growing impacted or in wrong, crooked angle under my gums. Like others, I also felt severe throbbing pain in head, jaw, and neck, swelling and another discomfort. When I visit my dentist, he took an X-Ray of my teeth and diagnoses impacted wisdom teeth.

He prescribes me some medicine and advises me to remove all of these four unwanted guests. He quoted, "The only way to avoid wisdom teeth pain, swelling, infection and other complications are to remove them. As your teeth are coming in or growing in crooked direction. They are pushing adjacent teeth and creating problems. So, the wisdom teeth removal is the only long-term solution for this condition".

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I agreed with my dentist and decided for wisdom teeth extraction. After the surgery, my dentist prescribes me some antibiotics and pain killer medicines. And also the postoperative tips and instructions to avoid future infection, cysts, dry socket or alveolar osteitis and other complications.



I faced many problems like bleeding, pain, bad breath and weakness after the wisdom teeth removal. My dentist told me, these will be gone within 2 to 3 days. But the pain increases over the time, I felt more severe, life-threatening pain in my jaw, neck, and head.

I tried some home remedies like clove or clove oil for a toothache. But salt water rinse, clove oil, ice pack didn't work for me. At last, on the 5th day of the surgery. I went back to my dentist and told him about my condition. He checks up me and said, "you have a dry socket wisdom teeth". I surprised and curiously asked, "what causes dry socket".

What Causes Dry Socket?

He answered me that I hope you strictly followed my instructions after the surgery. People who follow their dentist or oral surgeon wisdom teeth removal tips and instructions don't get a dry socket or alveolar osteitis. You got it due to your negligence. These are the dry socket causes you must avoid after getting teeth pulled.
  • Smoking

  • Use of Alcohol

  • Using straw for drinking water and other fluids like juices etc.

  • Spitting out excessively

  • Drinking hot liquids like coffee, tea etc.

  • Talking Excessively

  • Carbonated Beverages

  • Mouthwashes

  • Poor Oral Hygiene

  • Birth Control or Contraceptive Pills

Smoking

If you are a smoker, then it's bad news for you. You must avoid smoking for, at least, first 3 days of teeth extraction. Cigarettes contain nicotine which reduces the blood supply in the mouth. Hence, develops a dry socket wisdom teeth.

Read: Dry socket healing time

Use Of Alcohol

You also avoid the use of alcohol and other alcoholic products. Because it may cause a blood clot to dislodge or may dissolve it. A blood clot form naturally just after the tooth removal. It helps in a healing process, as it separates and covers open nerve endings from air and food particles. Dry socket develops when a blood clot dislodges or dissolve.

Straw for Drinking

You may like to use straws for drinking water and other fluids like juices etc. But the sucking motion of your mouth may dislodge the blood clot and develops a dry socket or alveolar osteitis. So, you must avoid straw for drinking water and other fluids.

Spitting Out Excessively

Bleeding is common after the teeth surgery. It stops within first few hours after the wisdom teeth removal. Gauze piece helps to stop bleeding but people spit out excessively may cause dry socket.

Carbonated Beverages

You should also avoid carbonated beverages like CocaCola, Pepsi, and Soda etc. Carbonated beverages also cause the blood clot to dislodge. Hence, a dry socket or alveolar osteitis develops.

Drinking Hot Liquids like Coffee, Tea etc

Hot liquids like coffee and tea contain caffeine which reduces the blood supply in the mouth. The blood clot dislodges due to the reduction of blood supply. Hence a dry socket forms.

Mouthwashes

You must avoid mouthwashes because most of them contain alcohols etc. Also, they contain other harmful chemicals which may lead to the removal of the blood clot. Hence, a dry socket or alveolar osteitis develops.

Poor Oral Hygiene

So the bad and poor oral hygiene also lead to the development of a dry socket wisdom teeth. You should maintain healthy oral hygiene to avoid other complications after wisdom teeth removal.

Birth Control or Contraceptive Pills

Dry socket or alveolar osteitis is more common in women than men. The chances of dry socket development increases due to the use of birth control or contraceptive pills.
Read: What is a dry socket paste?

Summary

The above article answered the question, "what causes dry socket". So you must avoid smoking, use of alcohol, mouthwashes, straw for drinking fluids, solid foods, and other described above. If you have any further question about "what causes dry socket or alveolar osteitis". You may comment on this article. Please share this article on your social media sites.
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Will Dry Socket Heal On Its Own? Instant Pain Relief Within Seconds

November 07, 2017 0
Will dry socket heal on its own?. The dry socket is also known as alveolar osteitis is a most painful condition. It occurs if anyone does not follow his dentist after surgery instructions. For example, smoking, drinking alcohol, hot liquids, using straw, spitting out excessively are prohibited after a wisdom tooth extraction.
Will Dry Socket Heal On Its Own
Will Dry Socket Heal On Its Own?
A blood clot forms just after a tooth extraction. This acts as a barrier between the air, food particles and tooth socket (contain open nerve endings). So, help in the healing process after the teeth removal. Poor oral hygiene, smoking, alcohol, and others cause a blood clot to dislodge. Hence a dry socket or alveolars osteitis develops.

Will Dry Socket Heal On Its Own or Not?

The answer is Not. You may follow home remedies like salt water rinse, olive oil, clove or clove oil, as well as tee tree oil etc. But keep in mind, these all home remedies provide temporary relief. You must go back to your dentist or oral surgeon if you have a dry socket or alveolar osteitis.

Your dentist or oral surgeon may prescribe you some painkiller and antibiotic medicines. But the most recommended treatment for instant relief is the dry socket paste. It contains eugenol, guaiacol etc which has antiseptic properties and provide instant relief.

Read: How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Last?

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dry Socket Paste

The dry socket paste mostly contains eugenol ( an ingredient found in clove) which has antiseptic and pain relief properties. As alveolar osteitis cause severe and throbbing pain jaw, neck and also in the head. A special dressing contains dry socket paste is the best and recommended solution. But this also has a negative effect. Because it delays the healing time of the wound.

Read: When Can I Eat Solid Food After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Summary

Will dry socket heal on its own?. The answer is no. Because dry socket is caused severe pain in jaw and head. So, treating a dry socket with home remedies like clove oil, salt water etc provide temporary relief. The only way to get rid of dry socket or to avoid dry socket or alveolar osteitis is to follow your dentist wisdom teeth removal aftercare tips and instructions. If the pain after wisdom teeth removal doesn't go after 2 to 3 days. 

Then visit your dentist again and talk about the situation. Your dentist will place a special dressing which contains dry socket paste (usually contains eugenol) on the dry socket. This will provide instant relief from pain. Dry socket may last for 1 week to more than 4 weeks, depends upon the condition.
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How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Last - Wisdom Teeth Pain

November 07, 2017 0
Today, our question is how long does wisdom tooth pain last?. Usually, wisdom teeth come in at the age between 17 to 25 years. They can also come in before or after that particular age range. But the problem is, they often grow in a wrong direction or come in crooked. They lay down horizontally and push other adjacent teeth and create complications like severe pain in jawbone, neck, headache, swelling, infection, cysts and others.
How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Last?
How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Last?
More than 90% dentist's and oral surgeons recommend wisdom teeth extraction, in patients who have impacted wisdom teeth. People who visit their dentist one time in six months have very low complications and dental problems. Also, the wisdom teeth removal in teenage is more simple and less complicated than in elderhood. Because the roots do not fully develop at that age, so the wisdom teeth removal is easier.

How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Growing Pain Last

Wisdom teeth growing in pain may last for 2 days to weeks. You may take over the counter medicines like Ibuprofen, Flurbiprofen, Naproxen, and others. You can also follow home remedies for wisdom tooth pain. But keep in mind, all these OTC (over the counter) medicines and home remedies provide temporary relief. You must visit your dentist, who will take an X-RAY of your teeth and diagnose whether you have impacted wisdom teeth or not.

Wisdom teeth come in and grow in a crooked direction by pushing other molars because there is no extra room for these teeth. Anthropologists think they are vestigial organs which our ancestors used to chew rough, hard and uncooked food.

How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Last After Surgery

Pain, swelling, bad breath, bad taste, and discomfort after wisdom teeth surgery are common for two to three days. You may use Ice Pack, Prescription drugs (prescribed by your dentist or oral surgeon), to feel better after wisdom teeth removal. But if it remains for more than 3 days after wisdom tooth extraction, then you may have a alveolars osteitis or dry socket.

People who don't follow their dentist's or oral surgeon aftercare tips and instructions carefully fell into serious complications. There are a lot of things you need to remember after the teeth surgery.

For example, hot drinks like coffee, tea are prohibited for 3 to 4 days of surgery. Also smoking, alcohol, spitting out excessively, poor oral hygiene, eating solid food after wisdom tooth extraction and talking excessively lead to dry socket wisdom teeth and infection.

Read: What are the Dry Socket Symptoms?

This increase the healing process, because a blood clot dislodges due to your negligence. So the severe pain, discomfort, and swelling increase over the time. Dry socket paste is the only solution to reduce dry socket pain instantly. So, visit your oral surgeon again if the pain doesn't vanish 2 or 3 days after the surgery.

If you have more questions related to our topic "how long does wisdom tooth pain last?" then comment below this article. I will answer your questions as soon as possible.
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When Can I Eat Solid Food After Wisdom Teeth Removal | Wisdom Teeth

November 07, 2017 0
A patient asked his dentist or oral surgeon after wisdom teeth removal, "When can I eat solid food after wisdom teeth removal". This is an important question to discuss. You should not eat solid foods for first 4 to 6 days after the wisdom tooth extraction. Soft foods like banana, yogurt, smoothies are best options and alternatives for the first 48 hours after a tooth extraction. Eating solid foods just after the wisdom teeth removal may cause some serious complications like dry socket, severe pain, swelling, and discomfort etc.
Solid Food after Wisdom Teeth Removal
Solid Food after Wisdom Teeth Removal
The time for eating solid foods may vary from patient to patient. But for the first few days, you need to follow some special wisdom teeth removal after tips and instructions to avoid infection, alveolar osteitis or dry socket etc.

Solid Food After Wisdom Teeth Removal

You must avoid solid food after wisdom teeth removal for first few days. Instead, eat soft foods like smoothies, popsicles, applesauce, yogurt, pudding, ice cream, mashed potatoes, and eggs etc. These soft and delicious foods will help you to maintain healthy nutrition level during this period. You need to stay hydrated. So drink a lot of water and other fluids to avoid dehydration.

Foods and Drinks to Avoid After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Carbonated Beverages

Carbonated Beverages
Carbonated Beverages
For the first 24 hours after surgery, you may face problems like bleeding, swelling, and discomfort etc. Drinking Carbonated beverages like Soda, CocaCola, Pepsi etc may increase your problems and can cause complications like a dry socket or alveolar osteitis.

Hot Drinks

Hot Drinks
Hot Drinks
You must avoid hot drinks like Coffee and Tea for the first 3 days after wisdom teeth removal. Coffee, tea and other hot drinks may increase complications and problems after the wisdom tooth extraction. You should also avoid smoking, alcohol etc. Caffeine (in Tea) and Nicotine (in Cigarettes) may increase the risk of a blood clot to dislodge and development of a dry socket.

Grains

Almonds
Almonds
Avoid eating these small, dry and hard grains like Almonds,  because they may be stuck into your tooth socket and may cause problems for you. You can return to your normal diet after 1 week of wisdom tooth extraction.

The above article explains a very important question "When can I eat solid food after wisdom teeth removal". Eating solid, hard and rough foods just after the teeth surgery may increase the risk of complications like dry socket (alveolar osteitis), infection, severe pain, swelling and other discomfort conditions like cysts and tumors (in some cases). For the first week, you should eat healthy soft foods and drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. The time period to eat solid food after wisdom teeth removal varies. But if you follow a healthy diet and your dentist post-operative instructions, then the chances of complications will be minimum. And you will be able to eat solid foods as soon as after the 6 days of wisdom teeth surgery.
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