(Closed) Question about wisdom teeth removal/recoveryposted 8 years ago in Wellness
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
Just by luck I found this post. I’m a dental assistant (nurse for dentist)
I actually perform this procedure with my dentist on a daily basis. It sounds like what you had done was an extraction of partially or fully erupted wisdon teeth. Based on that you said you where on nitrous. For impacted teeth we will sedate you because the procedure involves cutting into bone on most cases. Dry socket occurs because the tooth has been extracted from the bone socket and requires a blood clot to moisturize the bone. If the blood clot become disloged then the bone is open to the elements. It has been discribed as the worse pain on earth. Bone takes 6 to 8 weeks to fully heal. If you recieved sutures or stitches once they have been removed or disolves you can resume normal eating functions, because the socket is now closed off from the elements. I would continue to irrigate the area with the saline until you’ve had a follow up with your dentist. A follow up with you surgeon is not recessary. The no smoking or straw rule is given to prevent the vacume of these action from removing the blood clot. Those that where lucky and I mean lucky to not have recieved dry socket after resuming other habits are very rare cases. Birth control pills have nothing to do with dry socket you can continue those throughout the process. I hope this has helped and feel free to ask anything else.
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