12 Days Without A Cigarette - smoking after tooth extraction

12 Days Without A Cigarette - smoking after tooth extraction

 My name is Ted Mc Neal, and this is the twelfth day I did smoke I had a root canal today hi this is me later the ibuprofen n is kicked in. Most of the numbness is gone, so I can usually talk again. I'm still a little bit of pain. My jaw is a bit raw. Still, it hurts a little bit of tenderness today I went to the dentist it was supposed to be a filling. 

Again, after looking at my teeth they saw that the nerve might be a bit exposed and so they went ahead and did a root canal, but jaw aches like crazy my mouth hurt part of my mouth is numb I really shouldn't be doing too much talking so I will be more of a mush mouth than I usually am. 

Maybe I should explain what a root canal is root canal therapy is necessary. When the pulp the soft tissue inside the root canal becomes inflamed or infected if pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess so how does a root canal work the dentist removes the inflamed or deflected pulp carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the root canal then fills and seals the space. I have to go back again in two weeks to get an argh.

A few weeks later, you return to your dentist, who will place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect it and restore it to full function. My sixth trip to the dentist today sixth at's too many. You should probably only have to do two a year. It's just for cleanings why am I always at parks around sunset well before I quit smoking what I did was I tracked when I dragged the most I found as I looked at the hours.

I was smoking certain times a day when I smoked more it, and the time I smoked the most was right after work between like 5:00 and bedtime. On Fridays, I would have chain-smoked one cigarette after another, so part of my plan quitting smoking to keep myself as busy as possible find something to do every day after work anything but tobacco. 

Hence, the way I'm keeping myself busy is by finding a park to be in with my camera to dinnertime and in the evenings. I came up with making these movies, but that's about it believes or not this root canal he's connected to smoking, so what does a root canal have to do with smoking.

I never got a cavity until I started smoking there surprised smoking is terrible for your teeth according to the American Dental Association smoking is associated with slow healing after tooth extraction and another surgery painful in correcting cosmetic dental goals gum disease and oral cancer smoking is probably torn up my teeth see smoking is insidious because of what it does to your gums smoking irritates gum tissue and reduces blood flow to the gums causing damage that can result in the gums pulling away from the teeth gum recession exposes the roots of the teeth leaving them vulnerable to tooth decay this can be exacerbated by the loosening of the gums themselves which form pockets below in between the teeth and trap decaying food particles. 

Bacteria inside the mouth nestled into these pockets to feed on decaying food and create localized infections and top it all off is gross. Do you want this happening inside of your mouth? I didn't. I've had to have one molar ripped out, and I had about four fillings well well that's not correct I've had I had was supposed to have four fillings I had three sauces at a root canal just this year I've had so much work done on my teeth this year that I've maxed out my insurance.

 in other words, I'm going to have to start saving up to finish the rest of my dental work I have one more significant thing to do it's going to cost about two grand this year I'm going to end up having spent about $3,000 on my teeth please for the love of everything stop smoking your teeth will thank you this park used to be a farm and the county bought it and put baseball field soccer fields and a fishing hole it's a bit too early in the year, but that line of trees all along they're all that will change colors soon anyway 


 I am Lindsay Knapp, and I am the practice administrator here at Utah Surgical Arts. Our team is honored to be working with you to obtain the oral surgery results that you desire. To ensure optimal comfort and recovery after your surgery, please follow these simple postoperative instructions. This video will cover important information regarding proper post-surgical care for wisdom teeth extraction. If you can be scheduled to have your wisdom teeth removed, it will be essential to follow these instructions accurately as we present them. 

• Discomfort is normal after the extraction of wisdom teeth. If you are not allergic or intolerant to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, start taking ibuprofen (also known as Advil or Motrin) as instructed by your doctor at your surgery time. If your pain is not controlled by the ibuprofen alone, take your prescribed narcotic also. Ibuprofen and your prescribed drug can be taken together. • Be sure to take your pain medications with food. This will help prevent nausea. 

• Remember, narcotic pain medicine will impair your judgment and reflexes. • Gauze pads should be placed directly over the extraction sites and held in place with firm biting pressure. Proper placement will help you not swallow blood, which can make you nauseous. Replace the gauze pads every twenty to forty minutes. When the gauze pads have little to no blood on them, they are no longer necessary. The amount of bleeding will vary from person to person. Most of your bleeding will flow within three to four hours, but a small amount of bleeding is typical after twenty-four hours.

 • Do not rinse on the day of surgery. It may prolong your bleeding. Begin saltwater rinses the day after surgery and continue for one week. Rinse with warm salt water three to four times each day. To make a saltwater solution, dissolve a half teaspoon of salt in a small warm tap water glass.

• If you have been given an irrigating syringe, start irrigation one week following surgery. Fill the syringe with warm salt water and place the needle's tip into the extraction site to clean. Do this three to four times a day for two weeks and lessen as the surgical site heals. Swelling is normal after surgery and is a significant cause of post-extraction discomfort. 

Swelling typically peaks by the third day and then starts to resolve. The use of an ice pack can reduce it. Apply the ice pack to the side of your face for fifteen minutes. Transfer it to the opposite side for another fifteen minutes. Continue taking a look for the first twenty-four hours. Do not freeze the skin. Ice packs are useful for the early twenty-four hours only. Also, keep your head elevated onto pillows for two to three days. These measures will not eliminate swelling, but they help to reduce its severity.

• To help with medication tolerance, we recommend that you eat right away after your surgery. Start with clear liquids such as broth gradually ramp up your diet as tolerated. Always cool down any hot foods or liquids during the first twenty-four hours. If you were sedated for surgery, do not eat fatty, creamy, or oily foods. These foods may cause nausea. It would help if you ate only the city only soft foods for two to three days. For example, soup, eggs, mashed potatoes, and meatloaf are excellent.

• To help prevent dry socket, do not use a straw for the first week after surgery. Begin brushing your teeth the day after surgery. It is essential to clean all of your teeth, even if the teeth and gums are sensitive. Bacterial plaque and food accumulation near the extraction site will delay healing. • Do not smoke for at least a week. Smoking will increase your bleeding. The nicotine and tar in tobacco impair healing and may cause a dry socket. 

• Unless told otherwise, do no vigorous physical activity for three days following your surgery. Physical activity increases your blood pressure, which will cause an increase in your swelling, pain, and bleeding. You gradually increase your business after jogging or tennis, five to seven days after your surgery. If you have any additional questions, please call our office. Our staff wants to help you in any way we can to make your post-operative recovery successful. Thank you.