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Healing After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
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
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
8 days post-op simple wisdom tooth extraction, healing nicely, stitches came out today, how long do I continue warm salt water rinses?
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
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.
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.
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