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What can you eat after you have your wisdom teeth extracted?

These are the best foods to eat after wisdom teeth are pulled: ice cream frozen yogurt cold applesauce mashed potatoes cold tomato soup non-frozen yogurt cold pudding If you want to get nutrients, drink a cold health shake throughout the day - such as Ensure or Slim Fast Congee is a one-of-a-kind rice: cook with a lot of water to boil. For better taste, you can also cook it with some chopped meat (very soft meat). Add some soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper powder, or salt. If you would...
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I'm 18 and my penis can't get hard. I used to get an erection about 50 times a day. Now I get 0 a day. What's happened. It's been like this ever since I went to the dentist to get my wisdom teeth out?

You must speak with your Doctor about this. There may be a connection or something completely separate. Never take any medication without first consulting with a Doctor. ...
Asked in Food & Cooking, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Peanut Butter

Can you eat a peanut butter sandwich the day after wisdom teeth extraction?

I wouldn't recommend doing that. After your wisdom teeth are taken out, you should eat soft food, like, applesauce, pudding, etc. Ask your dentist for more details. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Oral Health and Dental Care, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery

How do you cure a wisdom tooth infection?

To cure a wisdom tooth infection, there are two options. Option 1: If your wisdom tooth is normal, you need to follow a course of antibiotics to get rid off the infection, and maintain oral hygiene in order to avoid getting back such infection. Option 2: If your wisdom tooth is impacted, first you need to follow a course of antibiotics to get rid off the infection, while maintaining oral hygiene in order to avoid getting back such infection, and then get it extracted...
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What is the average cost of having 3 wisdom teeth pulled if you have to be put to sleep to have it done?

Out of personal experience it cost me about $2000. Cost of Having Wisdom Teeth Pulled Here are answers and opinions from FAQ Farmers: I would say it is probably about 2000 dollars. Or more possibly. And just a side note, it won't be too much more to have the 4th one taken out at the same time, if you have it. And it will be much better for you in the long run. It could be a lot less than that if you...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Retirement Planning, Medicare and Medicaid, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Root Canals

Does medicaid pay for root canals partials or crowns when pregnant in the state of Louisiana?

Medicaid will pay for root canals, partials, crowns, etcetera regardless of state and pregnancy status. There are only specific offices that offer these treatments for medicaid patients, though, so make sure you visit an accredited dentist that accepts this form of payment. ...
Asked in Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Vomit

Do you vomit after wisdom teeth pulled?

You can as a reaction to the anesthesia and lack of eating. They will usually prescribe you medicine to counteract the nausea. If it persist after medication taken properly, you should contact your doctor. ...
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Why does the Navy require to have wisdom teeth removed?

I'm not exactly sure what the Navy policy is, but I do know that on board most ships and submarines, they do not have the resources, manpower, or time to properly extract wisdom teeth. Having them removed prior to deployment (which can last many months or even a year or more) can avoid a foreseeable problem, which under the right circumstances, could jeopardize a mission. Combat conditions are stressful enough without having the sometimes debilitating pain associated with erupting or impacted wisdom teeth. See...
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Can you eat before you get a root canal?

depends on the anesthetic if its local then yes if you are being put to sleep either by gas or injection then it is not recommended ...
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Why can't you eat crunchy food after wisdom teeth removal?

Eating any food after the procedure is not good, since you may mess up the surgical procedure; but it is not true that you cannot eat crunchy foods after a day or two. If this were so, children who do not have their wisdom teeth could not eat any crunchy foods, which tend to be the most common type of children snacks. ...
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After wisdom tooth extraction how long is the wait before feeling of numbness go away in face?

I had my Wisdom teeth pulled when I was 15, I'm 27 now. Most of the numbness went away after the swelling went down, though I still have a dime sized area on my jaw line that never regained sensation. I have spoken with my dentist about it a few time, most recently was earlier this year, and he said while my case is rare, it can happen. ...
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Can you kiss your girlfriend one week after having your wisdom teeth extracted?

Yes, as long as your mouth is not too sore. It should not damage the extraction site. ...
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Is slight tooth discomfort normal after a root canal?

Yes, it is. If the discomfort does not ease, this is a sign of failure of the root treatment. I would suggest that if the discomfort is not severe, to wait a couple of weeks to see if it settles. An antiinflammatory drug such as Ibuprofen is often recommended for a couple of days post-operatively. I hope this is of some use to you. Answer Yes, after a root canal you might feel some pain for a few days, and then some discomfort...
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Can you apply heat after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes you can, however ice is recommended until the second or third day, to give the internal bleeding a chance to stop. Then moderate heat might make it feel better but, usually, by then, the symptoms are over. Using heat in the beginning is contra-indicated as that will increase swelling due to continuation of internal bleeding. ...
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What is dry socket?

Dry socket is a layman's term for alveolar osteitis. The alveolus is the part of the jawbone that supports the teeth, and osteitis means simply "bone inflammation". It is a post-operative complication of tooth extraction. It occurs when the newly formed blood clot in the extraction site is prematurely lost or disrupted or doesn't form correctly and hence there is a delay in the normal healing process. Alveolar osteitis is a painful phenomenon that most commonly occurs a few days following the...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Medication and Drugs, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery

How soon will Amoxicillin relieve the pain from infected wisdom teeth?

Your doctor will give you pain killers along with the Amoxicillin. He may give injection of analgesic drug. You will get pain relief in reasonable time. It depends on many other factors. ...
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Will a hospital pull a wisdom tooth?

no they will not. i was just there about a week ago cuz i don't have insurance and they told me to get lost. that's exactly what they said.. so im gonna try an sue them.. ...
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Can I keep my wisdom teeth?

You can and should keep your wisdom teeth if they are not problematic. Any surgery carries risk, and the American Public Health Association recommends that asymptomatic wisdom teeth be left in, even if partially or fully impacted (i.e. if partially or fully covered by the gum). However, people very frequently have them removed to preempt problems that can occur. Wisdom teeth, also called the third molars, are generally nonessential in modern life. They can crowd out other teeth and can be difficult...
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Where can you have your wisdom teeth removed for free?

Check your area or state where many dental schools will provide free or inexpensive dental care . ...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Root Canals

Should a tooth crack after a root canal?

No. A properly completed root canal should look exactly like a normal tooth from the outside (except where the drilling was filled), but should not crack. As to sensation, the nerve has been removed and you should no longer have feeling in the tooth if everything was completed as it should be. If you are experiencing pain or anything unusual in the tooth (like cracking, yikes!) I would definitely go back to your dentist. Or perhaps a different one if yours flubbed...
Asked in Oral Health and Dental Care, Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery, Fillings Crowns and Dentures

Is numbness a side effect of dental implants?

No, residual numbness after dental implant surgery is due to nerve damage - either bruising, swelling or accidental severing during either tooth removal or the implant surgery. This effect may be temporary or it may be permanent, depending on the amount of damage to the nerve - Swelling near the nerve may take months to completely subside, if this is the cause you should see a gradual improvement. ...
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Is numbness of the jaw and the side of the face a sign that you should have your wisdom teeth removed?

I've never heard of them causing numbness, but most likely you should have them taken out. Most people need them out. You should go see a dentist or a regular doctor to find out about the numbness. Answer numbness on the side of the face can be many things, if it gets worse or persists it is highly recommended you go to your doctor. also what kind of numbness? is it on the whole side of the face? does your eyelid droop? ,...