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What is a normal healing process for wisdom tooth extraction?

What is a normal healing process for 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 more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Definition)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them ...Read more


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The tooth next to the impacted wisdom tooth extraction site feels more sensitive and hurts when biting.. Is it part of the healing process?

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 more

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My lingual nerve was damaged during wisdom tooth extraction. What can I should to promote the healing process?

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 more

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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?

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

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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.

Rinse mouth: You can rinse your mouth each time you eat. When i had mine removed, i never had to use syringe to remove food. Of course, to minimize the discomfort, try to chew on the healthy side more until it heals. ...Read more

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Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Any swelling after wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes: Without premedication, swelling can be common. With anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling perscription pre medications, these unpleasant effects of wisdom teeth removal can be managed quite comfortably. Discuss this with your treating dentist. ...Read more

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'my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

Teeth pain after o/s: Frequently the adjacent teeth to the wisdom teeth will feel sore for a few days after surgery. Very normal. If you have severe pain, return to your oral surgeon for an post op check. ...Read more

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Help! my tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

Help! my tooth hurts after wisdom tooth extraction?

Extraction pain: The dentist who removed your wisdom teeth is the one to discuss and prescribe pain medication with you. Call that office. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more