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Wisdom tooth removal, body weight to be less than 14 stones. Suggestions?

I m having my wisdom teeth out and I m unsure about my weight I know I m 5 feet 7 and the nurse said if I weight over 14 stone they won t give me the op. I currently don t have scales and I have just had a baby 14 weeks ago so I know I m heavier than before and I was about 13 stone them. Will they stop the operation. Surely people heavier can have a general. My operation is in 3 days
Asked On : Tue, 12 Jun 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello there,

Thanks for your query.

Diabetes,hypertension,pregnancy,heart related diseases etc.... can affect the wisdom tooth extraction.
You mentioned that you had a baby 14 weeks ago so your baby must be on breast feed,because 6 months after delivery exclusive breast feeding is recommended.
This breast feeding may also affect your wisdom tooth extraction,because after extraction antibiotic and analgesic coverage is must to prevent infection of the extraction site and to promote the healing.
Antibiotics and pain killers during pregnancy and during breast feeding is not recommended as it can affect the growth and development of your baby.
Extraction of wisdom tooth often ends with complications like pain,bleeding weakness post extraction.
As you the detail about your weight,your weight will not be a problem for wisdom tooth extraction.
Hope this will relive your symptoms.
Take Care
Dr. Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

I donot think that wisdom tooth removal will have any effect on your body weight.
If you are having any major problems like Diabetes, heart problems get a Physician consult before starting the procedure.
Please discuss with your Dentist regarding the same.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Dentist, Prosthodontics Dr. Shivangi Gajwani Jain's  Response
I do not think that your body weight should stop or affect a wisdom tooth extraction. if it is not accompanied by other problems such as diabetes, heart problems etc. then there should be absolutely no issues. still, please speak to your dentist regarding the same.
Answered: Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Varun Mishra's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm,
i think , you should consult the dentist in this case , as wisdom extraction demand good health more than weight as a concern. i hope you dont have any major ailments like cardiac problem or diabetic or INR raised.
get yourself weighed and talk to the dentist and follow the procedure.
Answered: Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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