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Had wisdom tooth removed, trouble talking and swallowing, choking. What seems wrong?

Hi My name is Ashlee and 2day I got 3 wisdom teeth removed while under Anesthesia and asleep. I woke up like choking and asthma and thort sumthing was cawt in my throat I tried to hack it up but it just woodn't come only left over blood from the surgery, I then realised it wasn't anything stuck but my uvula three times it's regular size. I told the nurse I am having trouble talking and swallowing she sed it's just becuz I came out of theatre and my glands and uvula is swollen. I went home and rested but it has now been almost 16 hours since my opp and I am literally and physically can't talk without my uvula choking me what can I do to reduce the size and will it go back to normal ? this has never happened to me b4 and I'm a lil scared , it's SOOO swollen I coodn't eat anything I tried icecream but it stung and burned down on it and down my throat , wat shood I do and wat can I eat without it hurting?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

I would like to tell you that wisdom tooth extraction is not a simple extraction and it is often associated with post operative complications like pain, swelling, fever, malaise, difficulty in mouth opening, swallowing.

You dont worry about the symptoms as it will subside after sometime.
Difficulty in swallowing is due to swelling in the uvula, normally after anesthesia swelling and numbness lasts for about 24 hours, visit to the concerned Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon if it last for more than 24 hours.

Follow the post operative instructions given by the Dentist properly.
Take complete rest, take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.

Meanwhile at home go for symptomatic treatment like lukewarm saline gargles , antiseptic mouth rinses.
Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

I would like to tell you that wisdom tooth extraction is not a simple extraction and it is often associated with post operative complications like pain, swelling, fever, malaise, difficulty in mouth opening, swallowing.

You dont worry about the symptoms as it will subside after sometime.
Difficulty in swallowing is due to swelling in the uvula, normally after anesthesia swelling and numbness lasts for about 24 hours, visit to the concerned Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon if it last for more than 24 hours.

Follow the post operative instructions given by the Dentist properly.
Take complete rest, take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.

Meanwhile at home go for symptomatic treatment like lukewarm saline gargles , antiseptic mouth rinses.
Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi ausbay
thanks for asking your query.
teeth extracted in general anesthesia has some post op general anesthesia complications
swollen uvula is also one of them,as in general anesthesia the uvula gets dehydrated so it ends up swelling up
follow the following instructions to reuce swelling:

Drink lots of liquid especially water and fresh juices.

Avoid carbonated and acidic beverages

Avoid dairy products as they may thicken the throat secretion giving you discomfort

do saline water rinses

maintain oral hygiene

hope this will help
thanks
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

The symptoms that you are experiencing now are due to effect of anesthesia.slowly the symptoms will subside.

Relax. the heaviness you are experiencing now in your glands and uvula will automatically go.

post extraction it is good to take cold food stuff like ice cream or cold juices (very slow sipping without straw).

you can take semisolid diet if you are comfortable.take all your medications properly and follow post extraction instructions religiously.

do not spit . try and sallow.you can also apply ice externally on the affected area.

Here, it is important to take plenty of fluids like water and juices,but very very slowly without disturbing the clot.

if the symptoms do not subside within a day,you can approach your dentist.

hope it helps.

take care.

thanks.
Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome,
The complication after extracting wisdom tooth is common.
Take complete course of antibiotics.
Frequent gargle using betadine and warm saline can be done.
Dressing the socket using zoe/iodoform has to be done.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Avoid anxiety and complete rest is adviced.
tHE pain and infection of throat/uvula will subside once the socket heals completely.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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