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Healing After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
I went to my dentist because I felt a bony lump on my cheek after having a wisdom tooth extraction. He said that this is normal healing. Is this true?
You have to: believe what your doctor told you , wait few more days for the swelling to go dow, and go for a follow up visit. IF you are not satisfied look for a second opinion , even your own doctor will help to get one if you want it. ...Read more
Mild ear pain after 8 days of wisdom tooth extraction is it common?help!. Yesterday doctor removed my stitches and said it's healing well.
Healing: The tooth socket fills up with blood, and the blood clots. The blood clot is slowly replaced with immature bone after about 6 weeks, and the gum tissue grows over the top of the socket. The bone matures over a period of months. Of course, initially there's some swelling and pain due to inflammation, which is a normal part of the healing process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The tooth next to the impacted wisdom tooth extraction site feels more sensitive and hurts when biting.. Is it part of the healing process?
Perfectly normal: The removal of impacted teeth is an invasive surgical procedure. Sometimes the tooth next to an extraction site gets a bit traumatized during the procedure and now it is a part of the healing process. For pain, use the medication prescribed as directed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8 days post-op simple wisdom tooth extraction, healing nicely, stitches came out today, how long do I continue warm salt water rinses?
My lingual nerve was damaged during wisdom tooth extraction. What can I should to promote the healing process?
Sadly: Paresthesia is a recognized complication. Depending on the level of damage, in not too severe cases, more often than not fortunately, the numbness is transient and resolves in time, sometimes upwards of a year. I would go get periodically checked by your dentist or oral surgeon to check the progress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 days post-op wisdom tooth extraction. Healing perfectly, dentist said i'm doing great. How to keep food out of the hole/stitches without irrigation syringe. Syringe may cause dry socket he said.
After wisdom tooth extraction, there is bit of "white stuff that feels hard" in the extraction site. what could it possibly be? is this normal?
Don't panic: It is a normal healing process. After any extraction blood clot is the matrix for the construction of the new bone and gum that will fill in the space left by the extracted tooth. The white color is fibrin and/or a coagulated blood clot. The bone corners are normal after a tooth extraction, however, important is not to have the bone completely exposed. Be patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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