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What precautions should I take to get wisdom tooth on lower jaw removed?

28, 5 4, 135 . Supposedly Type O blood, with possible Negative factor. I am in the gradual process of getting my cavities filled. Just recently, my back lower wisdom tooth chipped off. And last year the upper one was removed. Eventually I was hoping to get the other upper removed. But apparently I now need all four ( dentist suggested) out due to decay despite brushing, flossing, and rinsing. What preparations should I be taking when it comes to removing wisdom teeth on the lower jaw? And based on blood type , what cautions are there?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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Ideally if your dentist has advised you for the extractions of wisdom teeth, then its better to get them removed soon specially if they have cavities.

You need to eat before extraction if it will be done under local anesthesia so that you dont feel uncomfortable or weak after the extraction as you will not be able to eat after it for a couple of hours. So to keep your strength up have healthy food before visiting your dentist. Also use cold compress from outside in the area of extraction to reduce/avoid swelling.

After the extraction, when your dentist recommends, you should have cold food like ice creams and cold milk etc. After 24 hrs of extraction you should do warm saline gargles 3-4 times / day as it will help in healing.

Answered: Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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