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Can you get a canker sore after a tooth extraction?

Can you get a canker sore after a tooth extraction?

????: Yes, but the extraction is not the cause of the canker sore. The virus that causes the sores is in your system. The extraction just "stresses" the body to react to the virus. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction 6 days ago. Very sore gums and inside the socket looks like a canker sore. Any suggestions what this might be? On Amoxicillin.

Tooth extraction 6 days ago. Very sore gums and inside the socket looks like a canker sore. Any suggestions what this might be? On Amoxicillin.

Consult you dentist: The tissue inside the socket is probably granulation tissue. If the dentist gave you an antibiotic this probably means the area was infected at the time of extraction. It is advisable to keep in close contact with the dentist/surgeon until the area heals. ...Read more

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Canker sore At the sides of the lips 3 days after the extraction of wisdom tooth. What do I do? Please help

Canker sore At the sides of the lips 3 days after the extraction of wisdom tooth. What do I do? Please help

Canker sore: Usually heal on its own in about a week or two. If the sores continue to persist or painful, visit your dentist. Depending severity of the sore, dentists prescribe antimicrobial mouth rinses, corticosteroid ointments, or a prescription to reduce the pain. I hope this helps. If you say this is not enough and want more answer then make a virtual appointment at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted last friday 4-18-14; and I now have a canker sore by the bottom right extraction site. Is this normal?

I had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted last friday 4-18-14; and I now have a canker sore by the bottom right extraction site. Is this normal?

Canker sores: This is normal. Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers or mouth blisters, usually heal on its own in about a week or two. If the sores continue to persist, or are large or painful, visit your dentist. Depending on the nature and severity of the sore, dentists prescribe antimicrobial mouth rinses, corticosteroid ointments, or a prescription to reduce the pain and irritation. ...Read more

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5dys after 4wisdom teeth extracted. Have bad canker sore by extraction site. And 2 not so bad ones. What can I do about to get rid of them?

Salt water rinse: Hi amanda, unfortunately the sores will need to run their course. When caught early, they can be shortened in duration with a soft tissue laser. Rinsing with warm salt water may help. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore after tooth filling injection. How do I get rid of it?

I have a canker sore after tooth filling injection. How do I get rid of it?

Wait!!: It will go away on its own in 7-10 days. Orabase by colgate is a great topical relief. ...Read more

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Can you get canker sore on gum behind back tooth?

Can you get canker sore on gum behind back tooth?

Of course: Canker sores are small sores that appear on the inside of the mouth, the cheeks, the inside of the lips, the tongue and anywhere on the gum. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I've got a canker sore behind wisdom tooth. What should I do?

I've got a canker sore behind wisdom tooth. What should I do?

Canker sore: Nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, many over the counter antiseptic and pain-relief medications can ameliorate pain, prevent infection and promote healing. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore right on my gum under my tooth it hurts so bad and it's hurting my tooth should I see a dr if it doesn't get better?

I have a canker sore right on my gum under my tooth it hurts so bad and it's hurting my tooth should I see a dr if it doesn't get better?

Canker sore: Canker sores normally heal by themselves in 7-10 days. Their appearance is flat and whitish-grey in color.
If the area is swollen, if there is any discharge, if the tooth hurts to bite on it, then I agree with dr spector that it may be an abcessed tooth.
If it doesn't get better in 7-10 days, see your dentist. ...Read more

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17yrs old - behind my 5th tooth (counting from right side front tooth) on the gum, for 1wk or so I have what feels like a deep cut or canker sore?

17yrs old - behind my 5th tooth (counting from right side front tooth) on the gum, for 1wk or so I have what feels like a deep cut or canker sore?

Options: Based on your description that is an upper right 2nd bicuspid or tooth #4, If behind means on the palatal side of the tooth, it could be an ulcer or abscess. If behind means close to the tooth behind it, it could be a gum or bone problem. Suggest you see a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have my wisdom tooth coming in a little crooked so it scraped the side of my cheek and created what I think is a canker sore. It's really bad....

I have my wisdom tooth coming in a little crooked so it scraped the side of my cheek and created what I think is a canker sore. It's really bad....

Might just be ulcer: Are you referring to your maxillary wisdom tooth? If it is erupting towards your cheek, then when you're closing your mouth, your pinching the mucosa between the tooth and the bone. Have that tooth taken out asap. As it continues to grow, you will no longer be able to close your mouth because of the pain... I've seen it so many times. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a canker sore cause ear and tooth pain?

Is it ever that a canker sore cause ear and tooth pain?

Ear and tooth pain: This might be a rotten tooth or an ear ache. Not a canker. ...Read more

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I have a large canker sore that is very painful and I also noticed that a tooth nearby has all of a sudden developed a black line at it's base. Ideas?

I have a large canker sore that is very painful and I also noticed that a tooth nearby has all of a sudden developed a black line at it's base. Ideas?

Two problems: 1. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. The cause is unknown. These lesions are bumpy and painful. Topical medications OTC applied directly, mouthwashes, and oral medications can relieve pain or inflammation.
2. Black line stains are calculus, decay or a simple stain. Re.: visit your dentist to solve this small problem. ...Read more

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I have what I believe is a canker sore on my cheek. Are canker sores accompanied with tooth pain? When I try to eat it burns and hurts my teeth

I have what I believe is a canker sore on my cheek. Are canker sores accompanied with tooth pain? When I try to eat it burns and hurts my teeth

Please: Please see your Dentist for an informed diagnosis rather than just an "I believe." Once lesion properly identified, appropriate treatment can be administered. ...Read more

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What can cause my gum to be getting more sore (after tooth extraction)?

What can cause my gum to be getting more sore (after tooth extraction)?

Evaluation: Most extractions heal uneventfully, but sometimes there are complications. Have your dentist evaluate you for dry socket, or even a sharp edge of bone poking through the gum. You did not say how long ago the tooth was extracted. ...Read more

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Hard sore bumps after wisdom tooth extraction. What could this be from?

Hard sore bumps after wisdom tooth extraction. What could this be from?

Post Extraction: Hard sore bumps after wisdom tooth extraction? This question requires more information such as time frame after surgery, location of sore areas etc. In any case I suggest that you return to the performing health care provider for an exam and to evaluate whether you are healing appropriately and have your concerns addressed. ...Read more

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White gum around tooth extraction site? Is it a sign of healing, I feel slight pain / soreness there and slight headache, I am using Corsodyl.

White gum around tooth extraction site? Is it a sign of healing, I feel slight pain / soreness there and slight headache, I am using Corsodyl.

Healing socket: The appearance of a healing socket varies greatly. You did not mention how long ago the tooth was extracted, and whether the pain/soreness is getting better, worse or the same? It doesn't sound like there is anything to be concerned about. However, we can't determine this over the internet, so contact your own dentist for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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For what length of time your gums sore after a tooth extraction?

Extraction pain: Everyday after the extraction, you should improve and should have little pain after a few days. If after three or four days you start to get pain again, you could have a dry socket and must go back to the dentist. ...Read more

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Should my cheek and gum be getting more sore after having tooth extraction?

Sore cheek ; gum: Some post-operative discomfort is normal after an extraction. You now have a wound in your mouth. The amount of discomfort depends on the difficulty of the extraction, the size of the infection, and the amount of bone removed.
Assuming you are following your surgeon's post-op advice, the pain will subside over the next 3-5 days. If not, call or return to the surgeon. ...Read more

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Had a tooth extraction 6days ago upper left side... My question is why do I have 4 red spots on the gums and sore where the Dr. Pulled the tooth....

Had a tooth extraction 6days ago upper left side... My question is why do I have 4 red spots on the gums and sore where the Dr. Pulled the tooth....

Call your dentist: After an extraction it is normal to have some discomfort and the socket will take several weeks to look normal, you need to see the dentist so he can see exactly what you mean by 4 red points, can tell over the internet. ...Read more

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I just had a tooth extraction now my throat is getting sore. Is this normal?

I just had a tooth extraction now my throat is getting sore. Is this normal?

Not unusual: But then again, you may be coincidentally coming down with a sore throat.

Visit the surgeon who extracted the tooth to see if it is healing well... Then visit your physician for that sore throat. ...Read more

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How long does soreness last after tooth extraction?

How long does soreness last after tooth extraction?

One day to: 14 days is my standard answer. Depends on which tooth, the condition of the area prior to surgery, the surgical difficulty, your oral hygiene efficiency, your immune system/healing response and many other factors. Medication for the soreness should help. Nsaids are usually excellent. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm 2&a half days post wisdom tooth extraction. The gum is very sore, red&bulging out (this didn't happen before).It's Sunday what should I do?

I'm 2&a half days post wisdom tooth extraction. The gum is very sore, red&bulging out (this didn't happen before).It's Sunday what should I do?

NSAIDs-Tylenol OTC: Keep a good oral hygiene and see your dentist/oral surgeon in the Monday morning. Most dentists leave some slots in their daily schedules to accommodate dental emergencies. ...Read more

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How common is jaw soreness and stiffness after wisdom tooth extraction? I'm having my wisdom tooth extracted in a few weeks. A friend could hardly open her mouth for over a week after she had hers out. How likely is it this will happen to me? .

How common is jaw soreness and stiffness after wisdom tooth extraction? I'm having my wisdom tooth extracted in a few weeks. A friend could hardly open her mouth for over a week after she had hers out. How likely is it this will happen to me? .

Different strokes: Some people have more extensive surgery than others. That's like saying 2 people, both with broken legs, have different rx...One has a walking cast, the other a cast from toes to hip. Your oral surgeon will go over pain management instructions with you. Follow those instructions to the letter and you should be ok. Hope you do better than your friend. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction 5 days ago. Now I have a tempreture and sore throat and a cough. Can you help?

I had a tooth extraction 5 days ago. Now I have a tempreture and sore throat and a cough. Can you help?

Most likely not: Most likely, your tooth extraction from 5 days ago is NOT related to your current symptoms. After 5 days, tooth extraction area may be tender but not swollen or painful. If it is, SEE YOUR DENTIST! Stay well! ...Read more

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