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signs of infection after wisdom tooth removal

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Normal healing: Depending on the position of the wisdom tooth, size, and amount of exposure prior to extraction, the time it takes the soft tissue around the extracti ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Infection: Diagnosis made after clinical examination, sometimes lab tests, and appropriate xRays. Dentist or Oral Surgeon may recommend periapical film, panorex ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Generally Not: It is generally part of the healing tissue that will take several weeks to heal. It heals from the inside out and not from the outside in.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Determine the cause: Why is the infection still present? Exposed bone? Broken root tip? Foreign body? Non-responsive antibiotic? The dentist who extracted the tooth should ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Chronic ear infections are usually due to blocked eustachian tubes. There is no connection between the two.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Most likely not: Theoretically, it is possible to cause damage to the floor of the maxillary sinus (which in turn could cause sinus infections and headaches) during re ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be: If you never had these issues before, if the upper wisdom teeth were removed, there may be a relationship...Ask your dentist and then see an ear/nose/ ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Hasday
35 years experience Dentistry
Yes and no: A sinus infection can result from a good wisdom tooth removal as well. The roots of upper teeth often are positioned in or near the maxillary sinus. I ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
42 years experience Dentistry
Unlikely: General body infections usually cannot invade the cerebral spinal fluid. The sinus is not "connected" in a way to the csf.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Fever is not normal: Please call your dentist right away. Fever is not normal, and may indicate that he is experiencing a rapidly spreading infection. Fever is the body's ... Read More

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