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Weight gain after wisdom teeth removal. How is this possible?

I just got my wisdom teeth removed and have gained five pounds! In one day and I barely eaten anything around 500 cal and I eat very healthy how is this possible could it be the swelling because my face has swelled a lot more than average please I need help! Will the weight fall off because I have never ever been this heavy in my life and I want to cry:(
Asked On : Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
Getting swollen face post extraction of wisdom teeth is very common & needn't to be worried.
But it can't account for wait gain of 5 pounds.Your wait gain may be due to some other reason like due to some dietary habit or any other systemic disease.Consult your physician for further opinion.
Regarding that third molar extraction, you do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day.
Along with that continue your prescribed medicines.Take proper rest & don't worry at all because your swelling will soon subside.

Take Care
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Swollen face cannot account for 5 pound gain.

Weight is like your bank balance - what you put in (eating) and what you take out (Exercise) decide the balance. Even if you are eating the same amount of food, you could gain - if your activities are reduced - for example from your sickness.

Don't worry. No need to cry. One can afford to loose wisdom tooth but not wisdom. If anything can go up, it can (and generally it will) come down. The very fact you are worried - shows you are intelligent and you have the motivation. With less food and more exercise, you WILL be back to square one.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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