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wisdom teeth removal the other day, might have infection, please help!?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
See the doc: You need to contact the doctor who performed your surgery for evaluation to determine if a postop infection is present, and what, if any treatment or antibiotics may be indicated.
Dr. Denny Cho
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If it was is the lower wisdom tooth, then it is likely dry socket. There are treatments available through your dentist and some home remedies.
Dec 22, 2013

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A 18-year-old female asked:

What are the chances of getting an infection 23 days after wisdom teeth removal. And what would the symptoms be of an infection?

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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Slight: Not impossible, but not common. You may have trapped a foreign body in the socket (stitch, food debris,etc) and it is just now becoming a problem. More commonly, patients see a small often sharp piece coming through the tissue. This is a small fragment of loose bone, working its way out. No problem, no infection. It can be removed or come out on its own. See your DDS if needed. Good Luck.

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