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Large white fleshy chunk came out of tooth socket after extraction

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25 years experience
Jaw pain: it is difficult to determine the source of pain. Many dentists like to label all postoperative pain as "dry socket" not knowing exactly what it actua... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 34 years experience
Why gap?: The answer depends on why you have a gap. If it was there previously, you may benefit from braces to move teeth. If the teeth near the gap have decay... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Cause?: The cause of the gap will determine the best treatment. Sometimes food gets caught between the teeth and wedges them apart. With conscientious floss... Read More
Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
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If all else healthy: If everything else is in order, an orthodontist can easily make a retainer with some active capability built in to close a food impaction gap. The gap... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 51 years experience
Usually: another tooth nearby getting ready to erupt
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
Food impaction: Food can easily become lodged in the area where the wisdom tooth was removed. If this is associated with increased ache pain, it may be a dry socket i... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Irrelevant: Excessive use of alcohol, smoking or infection may slow healing, but not a nerve.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Trever Keele
undefined 13 years experience
Pain: A dry socket would be a sharp pain, particularly when you breathe in. It is caused by the clot that was formed after the extraction coming loose. Th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Dry Socket?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. Usually patients become aware of a problem 2 to 4 days after the extraction.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Yes: Instructions from your Dentist should be followed. If you are having no pain, you may proceed in your diet and activities as directed. Some tenderne... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Not necessarily: The socket healing, after extraction, may depend on several other factors rather than a "normal" healing time. The overall health of the individual ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Dry socket: A dry socket usually presents as severe pain 3-4 days after the extraction after a period when the pain was mild to moderate previously. Please contac... Read More