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Pain A Week After Tooth Extraction
What can cause discomfort or dull pain in tooth next to wisdom tooth extraction site? Less than a week after extraction
Pain in tooth: Give it some time. Removing a tooth can cause discomfort to adjacent teeth -sometimes they stabilize the instruments used to loosen the tooth. A dry socket may be occurring also which can cause discomfort in the whole area-it generally occurs 2-3 days after the extraction-check with your surgeon i. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Please see your oral surgeon if you are now draining purulent material. ...Read more
I have a salty tasting discharge after upper molar tooth extraction. The extraction was 3 days ago. No pain or fever.
Post op: You should call the dentist who extracted the tooth to have that area re-evaluated to make sure everything is healing properly and there are no other problems with adjacent teeth. This is something that cannot be done over the internet. ...Read more
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
How many days on average will pain and swelling last after a wisdom tooth extraction of an erupted wisdom tooth? Will the pain be bearable?
O.Surgery guidelines: Guidelines to determine degree of difficulty in removing wisdom teeth and predicting post-op pain and swelling. Tooth position is a major determinant in the methods used in extractions. Generally, more fully erupted teeth require less surgical intervention. Angled or tilted teeth, no. of roots and curvature of roots may require sectioning of the roots resulting in more pain and swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trick Question?: A patient once asked me if he could play the trombone after having a wisdom tooth removed, and I said yes after he recovered. He said, "Good, because I never could play it before". If you previously consumed alcohol, you should be safe to resume one week after surgery as long as you are not taking pain meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Something's wrong: Something's wrong but i cannot know what without examining you in person. You will have to return to the dentist who extracted your tooth to evaluate what the problem is. It may well be something unrelated to the extraction. Only a one on one clinical exam and x-rays can determine that. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sometimes: When a pulpectomy is done, the dentist is doing the best he or she can do to help relieve your pain. Don't think of the pain as an on our of switch, but rather a sliding scale. The procedure should have started a process of improvement, so look for the trend of continuing improvement. If your pain is nonresponsive or escalating, this is not normal. If concerned call for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May or may not: Be normal. It depends upon the difficulty of the extractions and your pain threshold. The main factor is whether or not it is getting better each day? If not, call your dentist and ask him\her that question and whether or not you should be seen for a post-op evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stinging pain: Depending on how long ago the tooth was removed... This could be normal. Otherwise, you might be getting infection starting, or the nerve may have been traumatized, which can happen in wisdom teeth removal. Either way you need to go back to the dentist who did the extraction to examine you. Good luck! ...Read more
Having wisdom tooth next week. Dentist gave tw/ codeine. Massive tooth ache from tooth. What can I do until next week's extraction?
.I had a tooth extraction a week ago. no post op . until 4 days. have a dry socket no emergency dds should I go to the er?
See your dds: The best person to follow up your case is the dentist who removed your tooth. He should see you for follow-up usually without charge. Often the ER docs have very little dental training. You may need to be given a local anesthesia and have the tooth socket packed with dry socket paste. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Time: It is probably still in the healing phase and you accidentally caused some bleeding with your tongue unconsciously or consciously irritating the area. I would suggest you have the dentist who extracted your teeth take a look and make sure it's healing according to schedule. Or just give it time if it's improving each day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a difficult tooth extraction 6 days ago. I have extreme pain in the tooth next to the extracted site. Tips?
A few possibilities-: It could be referred pain from the extraction site, pressure applied to the adjacent tooth inadvertently during the extraction, or perhaps a problem with the adjacent tooth itself. You should call the dentist who did the extraction, advise him\her of the problem and ask to be seen for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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