(Closed) Just had wisdom teeth removed– need food ideas

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
Post # 45
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

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@HoyaLawya2010: My husband had all four out on Oct. 29th and his holes STILL haven’t closed all the way. Well, especially one in particular. I think it depends on how deep the holes are? I know when I had mine out 8 yrs. ago, mine closed much faster. My husband is still using the syringe to clean out the holes a few times a day. I think the critical time to keep them cleaned out is when they are starting to really close, because if they close and food is inside, then you’ll get an infection. Just be careful! My husband is eating whatever he wants now (has been for a few weeks), but he’s just careful to keep the holes clean. 🙂

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wow…I can’t believe it takes so long! I don’t know why I thought that I’d be back in business in like a week. This sucks. They didn’t give me a syringe or anything! I googled around and found someone saying to cut the corner off a ziplock bag, fill it with water and shoot it into the holes to flush them out, and that’s what I’ve been doing! Classy, I know. Thanks, ladies.

Post # 47
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yes, the syringe is crucial in getting the food out. His oral surgeon gave it to him for his one week follow-up appt. You don’t want to leave any food there. Yep, it takes awhile for the holes to heal, but like I said earlier it doesn’t usally take 6 weeks like my husband’s case. I think they had to cut deeper for him because his were very impacted. It depends on your particular case. Just keep flushing them out and you should be fine!

Post # 48
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Actually, the socket left by the extractions usually takes between 6 and 8 months for the bone to fully fill back in, but the soft tissue part will be starting to close from 7~10 days post op. It also depends on how involved the extractions were, but it’s a process that doesn’t happen very quicklyand can be kept from healing if you inadvertantly keep poking the area with a toothbrush and traumatizing it, or leave food in the open wound. You can get plastic syringes in any drug store to flush the areas, or call the dentist and ask for one.

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Thanks ladies. Mine weren’t impacted, and were able to be pulled instead of cut out, so hopefully that will cut down on the healing time. I will definitely go get a syringe–this plastic bag crap is just not cutting it. LOL

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