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Normal Healing After Tooth Extraction
What is the white stuff in the tooth extraction site 2 weeks after extraction? Is this a normal part of healing?
Extraction healing: Early epithelium membrane forming across the clot, Turns pink in a few more weeks ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have severe pain after tooth extraction (one week ago). My dentist says it's fine and healing. Is this pain normal then?
Could be infection: Go back to the dentist who did the extraction and ask that they check the socket. Such pain at this time is wrong. You should be healing and getting pain free, not getting more pain! ...Read more
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
I had a tooth extraction 21 days ago. Till yesterday, thesocket was dark red. Today when I woke up, I saw that a grey film has started to cover the red socket. Is it normal healing?
See Dentist: Most dentists schedule a follow-up post surgical. 2 weeks is a common. ...Read more
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
Tooth extraction to upper #14 and bone graft (cow) now 10 days post-op. Oral surgeon says healing. But my gums still feel tender and sore. Normal?
4 days after wsdm tooth extractions (impacted), pink "bubble like" things where teeth were. Soft and cover up hole. Is this normal part of healing?
Yes, normal.: This is the tissue starting to heal. ...Read more
Call dentist: Call the dentist to have it evaluated and possibly medicated to begin healing. ...Read more
Red, Yellow, Gray...: Unless the extraction site is completely covered by sutured gums, it is likely that you see clotting/clotted blood in the socket. Careful not to lose this blood clot, as it is nature's bandaid to protect the healing wound. The color will be red, then dark red to start. As the blood components break down, this color becomes more yellowish, then paler ; paler gray. The gums ; bone continue to grow. ...Read more
Simplistic answer: Blood clot will form in the socket (s) where the root (s) of the tooth was/were. Within 48 hrs changes happens in the clot. Bone cell started to form and bone production begins. Also there is a formation of gum tissue at the top. Within weeks the socket is closed and healed. But the bone level is lower than the original height. And will continue to resorb. Therefore it is better to keep the tooth. ...Read more
Fistula: I am not sure what type of treatments you are referring to? If a tooth presents with a fistula, the first choice of treatment is a root canal therapy. If that fails, the root canal treatment is usually redone with or without an apicoectomy (to resect the pointy part of the root where abscess is present). You also must check for possibility of fracture in that tooth which warrants extraction. ...Read more
Extraction is worse: Many people consider extraction of infected tooth a better option than root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is tooth preservation procedure. Root canal treatment with dental crown will be less expensive and more predictable than getting tooth extraction done followed by replacement of missing tooth with dental implants. Both procedures are painless and safe. ...Read more
Maxillary sinusitis and tooth extraction? Please describe to me the symptoms and treatment options.
Pressure congestion: In some people the roots of a tooth, especially the molars can extend into the sinus cavity. With extraction, bacteria can easily enter the sinus cavity. Symptoms are severe facial pressure, nasal congestion, purulent nasal discharge and possibly a bad taste or smell from the nose. Treatment involves antibiotics, decongestants, nasal washes. In severe cases outpatient surgery is needed. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: Is about the usual. Sometimes can be longer if complications such as infection or dry socket. Suggest see your dentist if not progressing as you expect ...Read more
I have tooth extraction pain and some tooth decay problems. Can you recommend some medications and treatment?
See a dentist: Your problems cannot be addressed without a visual exam and xrays. See a professional asap ...Read more
Test positive for the flu a day after tooth extraction. Will this effect the healing of the extraction or cause infection?
See your DDS: The cause for your condition is not clear from your question. When prescribing a treatment, the etiology for the infection must be known. It would be best for you to attain a proper diagnosis from you dentist and then apply the best treatment for the condition. See your dds. ...Read more
I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. What does a healthy wisdom tooth extraction site look like after 4 days of healing? How does infection look?
Extraction: If you don't have any swelling or fever then you probably don't have an infection. Typical extraction sites get food in them and look infected and nasty. Just leave the ext site alone. If you don't have swelling, pain, or fever you are probably fine. Post operative infections following surgery are very rare. Follow up with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more
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