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Gums Swollen After Tooth Extraction
Outer gum still red, swollen & tender after 14 days of #13 tooth extraction? Tooth was broken off on that side to the gum line before extraction.
Re-evaluation: The surgical site should be re-evaluated by the dentist who extracted the tooth.See 1 more doctor answer
Swollen gums and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction, should I be worried or wait a few more days to see if pain lessens?
Better or worse?: Typically after surgery, the surgical pain lasts a few days then it progressively gets better. The trend is to have less and less discomfort from decreasing pain and swelling ; be able to open and use jaw for chewing more. If the swelling/pain is getting worse, it is advisable to see your doctor. If there is discharge, abscess, or redness occurring, you should have it evaluated asap.See 2 more doctor answers
Call the dentist: To find out if this was expected and how best to handle it, or if it requires that you child be seen again.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Attachment: The gum is also attached to the tooth and no matter how careful the clinician is, some gum tissue may come out with the extracted tooth.See 1 more doctor answer
No: They should be returning to a pink color, but it can be several weeks. Continue with the advice your dentist gave you in keeping the area clean.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.See 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.See 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?
See your Dentist: The fragment may be a piece of tooth, bone, something you ate, part of normal healing, or something else. Go see your dentist for a post-op check up!See 1 more doctor answer
Tooth extraction: There are healthy and unhealthy or infected granulation tissue. Healthy granulation tissue helps in normal healing process, unhealthy tissue needs to be removed. Your dentist will be the best judge.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It may take several weeks for the extraction site to close up completly.See 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..
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.See 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.
Color changes: Initially the gums may be red and somewhat inflammed. As the area heals it may appear to have a whitish film. As healing progresses, the normal color will return.See 1 more doctor answer
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