Oral Health

Question
Posted by: abc | 2010/03/10

Q.

Wisdom extraction

Hi doc

Last night I had my top right wisdom extracted due to a cavity that was forming in a hard-to-reach spot that made it impossible to fix. It was a simple extraction done with a local anesthetic.

When the tooth came out (after a good bit of wrestling!) it had three roots, which is apparently not so common. Will that mean that my healing time is going to be slightly longer? I was given a pamphlet that said not to rinse harshly for at least two days, but after that to rinse 3X a day with mouth wash or salt water. On the one hand I''m scared to start too soon and re-open the wound, but on the other I don''t want to wait too long and let it possibly get infected. Is the wound normally sufficiently healed after 2 days to start with the rinsing?
And how long until I can start chewing normally on that side of my mouth again?

Thank you! :)

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

Is the wound normally sufficiently healed after 2 days to start with the rinsing? Yes

"nd how long until I can start chewing normally on that side of my mouth again?" about 5-7 days

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Posted by: Vrushali | 2010/03/24

Hello,
My upper right was extracted easily. But lower is not easy and needs surgery. It has started paining a lot recently and hence need urgent extraction.
But along with this tooth-ache, my ear is also paining. Is there any relation ? Will my ear be affected if my lower wisdom tooth is extracted with a surgery ?
Please explain.
Thanks and Regards,
Vrushali

Reply to Vrushali
Posted by: dental expert | 2010/03/10

Is the wound normally sufficiently healed after 2 days to start with the rinsing? Yes

"nd how long until I can start chewing normally on that side of my mouth again?" about 5-7 days

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