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Problems After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Having problems after a wisdom tooth extraction over a month ago..there is a lump growing on the extraction site. I've had three courses of antibiotic?
Had food particles in wisdom tooth extraction site for days and was in pain.Finally got it out by rinsing from side to side.Will it cause an problems?
Rinse: It is normal to get food particles in an extraction site. Normally the Surgoen gives a list of post -op instructions. One of those is to start rinsing with warm salt water 24 hours after your extraction. You should do this after every meal or snack to insure no food particles in the socket. If your pain is subsiding than you are on your way to recovery. If pain is increasing than see your dentist ...Read more
After wisdom tooth extraction, there is bit of "white stuff that feels hard" in the extraction site. what could it possibly be? is this normal?
Don't panic: It is a normal healing process. After any extraction blood clot is the matrix for the construction of the new bone and gum that will fill in the space left by the extracted tooth. The white color is fibrin and/or a coagulated blood clot. The bone corners are normal after a tooth extraction, however, important is not to have the bone completely exposed. Be patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3-4 days: I usually recommend a soft diet for 2-3 days following extraction but this depends on the extraction itself. Each peson heals differently so after a couple of days you can start eating foods that you can tolerate. Avoid hard chewy, chrunchy, and spicy foods until you are feeling better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it odd to not be in any pain what so ever after wisdom tooth extraction? Its been ten hrs and I feel no pain. My last two extractions were bad.
Pain after surgery: Pain after tooth extraction is usually worse in the first 12 hours. However, if you alternate the prescribed pain killers with NSAIDs, these pains may subside within 24 hours. Wisdom tooth extraction may result in bleeding and pain that lasts for 2-3 days and it is important to follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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