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I am still having extreme pain 3 weeks after tooth extraction with no dry socket and the socket is not closing. I don't have an infection either.

I am still having extreme pain 3 weeks after tooth extraction with no dry socket and the socket is not closing. I don't have an infection either.

Osteomyelitis?: You may have osteomyelitis. Infection of the bone. See an oral surgeon. Make sure he gets xrays. I've seen this and it can be serious. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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


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Is it possible to get dry socket over a week after tooth extraction?

Is it possible to get dry socket over a week after tooth extraction?

Dry Socket?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. Usually patients become aware of a problem 2 to 4 days after the extraction. ...Read more

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Is it possible to accidentally knock out a blood clot a week after tooth extraction?

Is it possible to accidentally knock out a blood clot a week after tooth extraction?

Probably not: After a week, some healing has begun. You may have knocked out a piece but if there's no bleeding, pain, heat, swelling, discharge or foul taste or odor then you are OK. ...Read more

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Why would causevthe tooth extraction site to bleed after two weeks? Haven't had any bleeding since the first 24 hours.

Why would causevthe tooth extraction site to bleed after two weeks? Haven't had any bleeding since the first 24 hours.

Trauma: Although it has been two weeks, the new tissue is quite fragile, and trauma from food may have injured the site. You should be fine. If it continues bleeding, see your surgeon. ...Read more

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It's been two weeks since tooth extraction, but how long does it take for gum to close up and when can I eat like toast or crackers?

It's been two weeks since tooth extraction, but how long does it take for gum to close up and when can I eat like toast or crackers?

See your dentist: Pain and swelling following dental extraction 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 pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or an oral surgeon for follow up appointment. Do not hesitate, it is part of the post-op care protocol. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction. The bleeding is mostly when I wake up and am still in pain. What should I do?

I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction. The bleeding is mostly when I wake up and am still in pain. What should I do?

Go back: Sometimes food particles can get into extraction sites which can delay healing and cause a little post-extraction bleeding. Usually a gentle rinse with an irrigation syringe will flush out the debris and the area can start healing. ...Read more

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I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction? The bleeding is mostly when I wake up. During the day not much. What should I do?

I have been bleeding for a week do to a tooth extraction? The bleeding is mostly when I wake up. During the day not much. What should I do?

Get it rechecked: By now the bleeding should have stopped. The question is, how much blood are we talking about? If you only notice it in the morning then it would be a good idea to make an appt. With your dentist/oral surgeon for first thing in the morning to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take clindamycin for 2 weeks before and after tooth extraction?

Is it ok to take clindamycin for 2 weeks before and after tooth extraction?

Yes but: Unless for prophylactic purposes in low immune or prone to infections like in diabetics, and to prevent post extraction infections,
i personally think it is too much for normal conditions ...Read more

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Would it be possible to develop dry sockets 3 1/2 weeks after tooth extraction?

Would it be possible to develop dry sockets 3 1/2 weeks after tooth extraction?

No.: By the three and a half week mark, you should be almost completely healed. Go have things checked if you're having unusual pain. ...Read more

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#19 tooth extraction a week ago now rolling pain throughout all teeth. What's happening?

#19 tooth extraction a week ago now rolling pain throughout all teeth. What's happening?

See your dentist: It could be a socket pain, or nerve ending exposed, you need to see your dentist. ...Read more

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Why is there a hole in my wisdom tooth extraction site one week after procedure?

Why is there a hole in my wisdom tooth extraction site one week after procedure?

Quite Common: Sockets from wisdom teeth extractions heal from the inside out so it is quite common for there to be a 'hole' one week post extraction. Often times the lower wisdom teeth sockets have to be washed out to remove any debris about a week after the extraction. If the area is hurting or swollen I would recommend contacting your dentist and ask if a post-op check is indicated. ...Read more

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Why is my wisdom tooth extraction hole black in color after 2 weeks? It hurts a lot.

Why is my wisdom tooth extraction hole black in color after 2 weeks? It hurts a lot.

See your Surgeon: You should see your dentist-surgeon if you have signs of pain and infection after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can I drink alocohol and fizzy juice through a straw a week and 4 days after a tooth extraction with no concerns?

Can I drink alocohol and fizzy juice through a straw a week and 4 days after a tooth extraction with no concerns?

Probably: Assuming your healing proceeded normally, you are far enough post-op that the no-straw period has expired. You should be fine.. ...Read more

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It's been 2 weeks since I had my tooth extraction, I just recovered from a dry socket today. Can I continue smoking?

It's been 2 weeks since I had my tooth extraction, I just recovered from a dry socket today. Can I continue smoking?

No!: If I were a guessing man, I would 'guess' you smoked after your extraction, which is what caused the dry socket (alveolar osteitis) in the first place. So, please stop smoking for at least 7-days after an extraction, or after dry-socket therapy. Otherwise it will most assuredly jeopardize your future healing and you will have more surgical comeplications. ...Read more

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I had a wisdom tooth extraction 2 weeks ago and there is still a deep hole where it was, no pain but food gets stuck. Will there always be a hole?

I had a wisdom tooth extraction 2 weeks ago and there is still a deep hole where it was, no pain but food gets stuck. Will there always be a hole?

4-6 weeks: For the gums to heal might take 4 or 6 weeks. The reason is they fill in from the bottom up, so the hole in the socket just gets shallower until finally it's all the way filled in. Clean the area gently with a qtip and rinse with mouth wash.
If concerned see your dentist or oral surgeon for post surgery follow up appointment. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction on #31 about 2 weeks ago. My gums are starting to hurt on the side where the extraction is. It also feels inflammed. Normal?

I had a tooth extraction on #31 about 2 weeks ago. My gums are starting to hurt on the side where the extraction is. It also feels inflammed. Normal?

See your dentist: See the dentist that performed the extraction to ascertain if all is healing well. There is a certain amount of swelling after the extraction and while the area is healing. Make sure not to smoke, which will delay healing. Have the dentist check your other teeth and gingiva to make sure that you do not have additional gum issues. More important, have a treatment plan to replace #31. ...Read more

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Can I smoke weed after 3 weeks wisdom tooth extraction?

Can I smoke weed after 3 weeks wisdom tooth extraction?

Should not impact: The healing of the wisdom teeth extraction, but can't really tell you that it is "safe." Marijuana use, just like alcohol or tobacco use (which are both legal), has downsides and risks, and it is worthwhile for you to be aware of them. If you are young (less than 21 or so), marijuana is more toxic to the developing brain and is associated with a lot of potential ill effects. If older much less. ...Read more

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Dislodged my blood clot a week after wisom tooth extraction. Will I be okay?

Dislodged my blood clot a week after wisom tooth extraction. Will I be okay?

Yes: Most likely gone at one week, but use caution: age 43 is not 18--dry docket more likely. It will take you longer to heal. Keep mouth clean, floss, brush, do not smoke. See your dentist/surgeon asap if you develop pain or swelling. Good luck. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth extraction site really red on one side after 2 weeks. What should I do?

Call oral surgeon: After two weeks, the area should pretty much be healed. Something seems amiss. Let the surgeon evaluate the soft tissue. ...Read more

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Its been exactly a week since a had a tooth extraction and I want to start smoking cigarettes again. Is it safe?

Its been exactly a week since a had a tooth extraction and I want to start smoking cigarettes again. Is it safe?

Smoking: If you had an extraction one week ago, and have not smoked the whole time, why not consider quitting permanently... It's a lot safer, not to mention the savings in money as well as your health. Otherwise, if you feel a need to start again... Go ahead if your extraction site is closed and healed. ...Read more

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I have severe pain after tooth extraction (one week ago). My dentist says it's fine and healing. Is this pain normal then?

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

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I feel something poking me on the inside of my gum after 2 weeks of getting a tooth extraction. Could this be bone forming there?

I feel something poking me on the inside of my gum after 2 weeks of getting a tooth extraction. Could this be bone forming there?

Healing socket: Where was the tooth extracted? Was it a wisdom tooth? Did the surgeon add bone to the area covered with a membrane? These are all variables. Most likely what you feel is a bone spicule if nothing was done. Go back to the dentist, it can be watched or smoothed down, it appears to be a healing socket. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction done 2 1/2 weeks ago. It has been very painful and is now red and I think abscessed. But I just saw dentist Wednesday.

I had a tooth extraction done 2 1/2 weeks ago. It has been very painful and is now red and I think abscessed. But I just saw dentist Wednesday.

Monitor change: Re-evaluate the symptoms you are experiencing and determine whether they are increasing (getting worse) decreasing (getting better). If you are improving consistently (even if it's slow), you are probably fine; pending this is consistent with the instructions your provider gave you. If you are getting worse or nothing, you should make another follow-up appointment. ...Read more

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1 week since tooth extraction, still severe pain. I'm confident it isn't dry socket, as it isn't the socket that hurts. It's the red area around it?

1 week since tooth extraction, still severe pain. I'm confident it isn't dry socket, as it isn't the socket that hurts. It's the red area around it?

Extraction: The best time for you to do is all the dentist that did your extraction. They will be able to give you the most appropriate care. This may be an antibiotic for an infection. ...Read more

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How long will I need to avoid smoking after a tooth extraction? My dentist told me a week, but i’ve never been able to go more than about 8 hours without a smoke. I know I really need this done, but i’m not sure I can survive it without smoking.

How long will I need to avoid smoking after a tooth extraction? My dentist told me a week, but i’ve never been able to go more than about 8 hours without a smoke. I know I really need this done, but i’m not sure I can survive it without smoking.

Absolution: You're asking for absolution for behavior that will only cause you harm. Tell your dentist what's going on. If you don't follow instructions exactly, expect the worst. Now might be a great time to quit smoking unless you want to commit suicide...Slowly...Painfully. ...Read more