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Gum Pain After Tooth Extraction
See an oral surgeon : Or the dentist. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After extraction, : After extraction, the socket will have some pooled blood clotting with the gingiva (gum) covering the area. In a day or two, you will see the clotted blood looking from red to darker, liver-like red, then the clot will look more yellowish to pale grayish in a few days. Meanwhile, the gums will rapidly grow over also. Some variations if you had sutured sockets. Post-op check recommended if unsure. ...Read more
I had a tooth extraction 16 hours ago found a long sticky thing that was hanging from my gums when i woke up. What is it?
No Pain No Problem: It could be a mixture of a blood clot with your saliva. Or it could be a section of loose tissue with some blood clot on it. Or it could be a loose suture. Anyway - if no pain then there is generally no problem. The first 3 days need to pass to establish a good healing pattern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a tooth extraction 12 days ago. Today i noticed my gums are detached & flappy on both sides of the extraction site. Should i be worried?
Probably no concern: In the absence of pain or tenderness there is probably no concern. Healing from extractions starts in the bottom of the socket and works up to the top. The "flaps" are probably just unsupported tissue that will attach when the healing works up to the top of the socket. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
10 days after tuff tooth extraction a hard piece of what seems to be a tooth fragment in my lower gums, not the extraction site. Will this come out?
Normal oozing: If it's actively bleeding all day, then it would be a genuine problem. If you have gone through life never having had a bleeding problem, then likely what you are experiencing is oozing. After extraction, some blood oozes and mixes with the saliva, and you spit it out as a pink fluid all day. This is normal. ...Read more
It's been two weeks since tooth extraction, but how long does it take for gum to close up and when can I eat like toast or crackers?
See your dentist: Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment. Do not hesitate, it is part of the post-op care protocol. ...Read more
Depends : If you just had the tooth extracted, you should only bite on gauze for about an hour. If you keep gauze in your mouth longer, you may pull out your blood clot. You can also bite on a wet tea bag for ten minutes. The tannic acid will help clot the blood. Do not suck on anything, smoke or spit for 24 hours. If you continue to bleed, contact your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common: Swelling and pain after tooth extraction procedure is normal body reaction.It is a good sign and indicator of normal progress of healing of tooth extraction socket.Swelling usually lasts for 7-10 days. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op visit. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had a tooth extraction on #31 about 2 weeks ago. My gums are starting to hurt on the side where the extraction is. It also feels inflammed. Normal?
See your dentist: See the dentist that performed the extraction to ascertain if all is healing well. There is a certain amount of swelling after the extraction and while the area is healing. Make sure not to smoke,which will delay healing. Have the dentist check your other teeth and gingiva to make sure that you do not have additional gum issues. More important, have a treatment plan to replace #31. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had an impacted tooth extraction and the open part of my gums turns yellowish in color. But no odor. What does this mean?
Maybe: It maybe a normal part f the healing or it could be something else... Without seeing it it is hard to tell... Have your dentist take a look.. ...Read more
I feel something poking me on the inside of my gum after 2 weeks of getting a tooth extraction. Could this be bone forming there?
Healing socket: Where was the tooth extracted? Was it a wisdom tooth? Did the surgeon add bone to the area covered with a membrane? These are all variables. Most likely what you feel is a bone spicule if nothing was done. Go back to the dentist, it can be watched or smoothed down, it appears to be a healing socket. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About how much would it cost w/out insurance for a single wisdom tooth extraction? I only have one, slightly impacted, and hasn't come out of gum.
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