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Is Sharp Head Pain And Excessive Salvia Normal After Tooth Extraction
After tooth extraction I have this headache for more than 2 weeks now, my head is pounding specially when down at night I can hear my head pounding like a hearbeat, and now I can feel heat in the back of my neck and at the back of my body my head is very
See your PCP: There are a number of things that can cause a headache to develop after extraction. Often after a tooth extraction you are prescribed opiates (e.g. Vicodin) Headaches are one of the side effects associated with opiates. Another reason could be caffeine withdrawal, stress or cervicogenic headache. Regardless, see your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
After 2 weeks of tooth extraction I have this throbbing headache, jaw numb, neck is very hot and my back, head pounding 24/7?
Possible Infection: Please call your surgeon ASAP for a follow up. ...Read more
Is slight yellowing of extraction site and light yellow oozing normal 3 days after tooth extraction? Most oozing occurs when I sleep, head elevated.
Please advise if it's normal to not be able to feel almost half of your face after being injected by anesthesia (for tooth extraction)?
Local anesthesia: Injections of local anesthesia for dental treatment not only numb the teeth but surrounding tissues. Especially using what we term a "block" injection will numb large areas of the face. It usually wears off in about 3-4 hours but may last longer depending upon the specific local anesthesia used. ...Read more
Not lock jaw: Lock jaw is a lay term for tetanus. You do not get tetanus from a tooth extraction. You can get infection of the tooth root or have a piece of infected retained root that can cause swelling of the surrounding soft tissues making it difficult to fully open your mouth. This should not normally occur after a tooth extraction. See your dentist. ...Read more
Headache: Do you normally get headaches? If you do, then I would not be overly concerned. If you do not normally get headaches, then I am somewhat concerned, and think you should tell the doctor who did the procedure. I imagine they gave you some pain meds. You could take a dose and see if that helps - along with some extra hydration. ...Read more
For a short time: That is not uncommon but should only be for a short time (few days to a week). Muscle and soft tissue tenderness from the ext. Can cause difficulty when opening. If you are concerned you should see your provider for care. ...Read more
Several things: The first thing to try is to bite on some slightly wet gauze for 30 mins, and repeat this for another 30 mins. If you feel like you are continuing to bleed a lot, bite on a wet tea bag for 30 mins, normally this does the trick. You also may not be bleeding as bad as you think, as blood gets mixed in with your saliva in your mouth it may seem like there is more blood than there is. ...Read more
I am unable to open my mouth after bone grafting after tooth extraction because of pain. What to do? Is it normal?
Trismus: Inflammation due to infection may cause swelling in the posterior area, which restricts the movement of the TMJ joint (tmj disc specifically) and spasm of the muscle of mastication. This leads to trismus, or inability to open the mouth or limited mouth opening due to the spasm of the muscle of mastication. Corticosteroid (dexamethasone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack) and antibiotics should solve the problem. ...Read more
My mother has green mucous and pain in her nose after a tooth extraction. Her dentist checked everything and said that this is normal. Is this right?
Yes: Was the tooth removed an upper tooth? When upper posterior teeth are removed sometimes bacteria can enter the sinus, as some of these teeth terminate in the sinus, causing a sinus infection. This would explain the green mucus from the nose. This is usually resolved with antibiotics and decongestants. This can sometimes just happen. ...Read more
It's been 5 days since lower wisdom tooth extraction and I am still having difficulty opening my mouth fully. Is this normal?
See the surgeon: The removal of the upper wisdom teeth can cause some postoperative pain in the general area of the eye. However, this may be a serious complication and should be evaluated by the treating surgeon. ...Read more
My gum line around the edge of my cheek has a pit/split that is quite deep after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?
It's OK: The area should gradually heal over. Keep it clean. If you have any concerns, return to your Oral Surgeon for reevaluation. ...Read more
My dentist sewed my cheek to my gum during an upper wisdom tooth extraction. Now the gum is permanently fuse to my cheek. Is this normal?
Reevaluation: Without seeing you it is not possible to asses your current condition. Return to the treating Dentist or see a specialist Oral Surgeon for reevaluation. ...Read more
Is it normal for your check/ jaw to still be swollen 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction? I am on pen vk 500
Yes: Depending on the level of difficulty in removing the teeth, the swelling may take awhile to go down. Be sure to follow the surgeons instructions. If you have any concerns, you need to contact their office. ...Read more
I had a lower tooth extraction 4 days ago. My jaw has a bump and is swollen and so is my neck and extraction site is yellow and white. Is that normal?
Not normal: Go see the dentist who did the extraction ASAP - Monday! It sounds like infection and must be treated before it spreads. Even the ER is a choice if they have no opening tomorrow. This may be fine as soon as you are treated, so don't panic - but w/o treatment this may be very bad. Best wishes. ...Read more
My cheek is swollen after upper molar (not wisdom tooth) extraction. Is it normal to have pain throughout the inner cheek wall? It's been 4 days.
Sometimes: Depending on the severity of the condition of the tooth that was extracted, it is possible to be swollen of have pain for several days. It is best to see the dentist who did the surgical procedure to rule out infection. ...Read more
How long after wisdom tooth extraction can I gargle with normal mouth wash instead of salt water?
My dentist said on the phone my description sounds normal, 5th day after wisdom tooth extraction, I have throbbing pains in my lower left jaw?
See your dentist:
Wisdom teeth extractions is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain and swelling following surgery 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 after 7 days no improvement, see your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and healing evaluation.
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
Is it normal to experience a strange taste in the mouth 3days after bone graft following tooth extraction?
Check with dentist: Could be normal but check with your dentist for a post-op check to be sure ...Read more
Is it normal to have mild ear pain and jaw discomfort on the left side of my face after 11 days of a wisdom tooth extraction?
I have throbbing and the taste of blood in my mouth two days after my wisdom tooth extraction. The site is not oozing blood, however. Is this normal?
It is normal: Bleeding will occur after surgery, and it is not uncommon to ooze blood for 24-72 hours after wisdom teeth removal. A lot of the time it looks like there is more blood than there actually is due to the saliva mixing with the blood. Avoid the vigorous mouth rinsing or touching the wound area. ...Read more
A few things: I would be concerned of an infection of some type. See the doctor that did the work ASAP. ...Read more
Tooth extraction (#14) 4 days ago with bone grafting. Now slight swelling to the gums. Also bad taste in my mouth. Is this normal?
Why after 3 weeks am I still have sharp pain, swelling, and blisters forming in my mouth and jaw from wisdom tooth extraction?
See dentist: Could be root piece remaining or just the sharp bony spicule. Your dentist can take xray and eval and treat the same.. ...Read more
I just had a tooth extraction. I am finding I am waking up with dry mouth (daily) and a sore throat. Is this a normal response from my body,?
1 week ago, had tooth extraction&bone graft for root fracture. Took zpac before&after. Still THROBBING from area to ear but no other symptoms? Normal?
Recovery: You had surgery. May take longer than a week to recover. Should, however, be feeling a little better every day. If that's not what you are experiencing, or if you would like to be seen for a follow-up visit, please call your Surgeon, the practitioner that knows you best. They may want to see you to evaluate healing, change meds, etc. ...Read more
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