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Around 2 weeks ago got tooth removed and all seems to be healing well but on the corner of the extraction there's a swollen bump no puss, what is it?

Around 2 weeks ago got tooth removed and all seems to be healing well but on the corner of the extraction there's a swollen bump no puss, what is it?

See dentist: Probably nothing to worry about and it will likely take care of itself, but you should see the dentist who extracted the tooth for a follow-up check to confirm. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have persistent throbbing pain in the bone above the #6 tooth 14 days after extraction? Dentist said healing well.

Is it normal to have persistent throbbing pain in the bone above the #6 tooth 14 days after extraction? Dentist said healing well.

See your surgeon: If severe throbbing and radiating pain is present, you may have a dry socket. See your surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lightly painful lump in my cheek after one week from wisdom tooth extraction. Had significant swelling and external bruising. Tooth was high and in bone. No signs of infection. Healing well overall. Size has been consistent whole week.?

I have a lightly painful lump in my cheek after one week from wisdom tooth extraction. Had significant swelling and external bruising. Tooth was high and in bone. No signs of infection. Healing well overall. Size has been consistent whole week.?

Questions: Not unusual. May take months to resolve. To be sure, make an appointment with the Surgeon who removed the tooth for a post-surgical examination. Take along a written list of all your questions. That way the Surgeon can address all your concerns. ...Read more

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I had a molar extracted a week ago and have had bad headaches since. The swelling is gone, the extraction site appears to be healing and the pain in?

I had a molar extracted a week ago and have had bad headaches since.  The swelling is gone, the extraction site appears to be healing and the pain in?

Headaches from ?: I doubt the headaches are related to the extraction. Best to see the dentist who extracted your tooth just to make sure the socket is healing properly. Regarding headaches, if it continues see your physician as it could be from stress, allergies, high blood pressure, dehydration or any number of other medical causes. ...Read more

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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?

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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The tooth next to the impacted wisdom tooth extraction site feels more sensitive and hurts when biting. Is it part of the healing process?

The tooth next to the impacted wisdom tooth extraction site feels more sensitive and hurts when biting. Is it part of the healing process?

Perfectly normal: The removal of impacted teeth is an invasive surgical procedure. Sometimes the tooth next to an extraction site gets a bit traumatized during the procedure and now it is a part of the healing process. For pain, use the medication prescribed as directed. ...Read more

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White gum around tooth extraction site? Is it a sign of healing, I feel slight pain / soreness there and slight headache, I am using Corsodyl.

White gum around tooth extraction site? Is it a sign of healing, I feel slight pain / soreness there and slight headache, I am using Corsodyl.

Healing socket: The appearance of a healing socket varies greatly. You did not mention how long ago the tooth was extracted, and whether the pain/soreness is getting better, worse or the same? It doesn't sound like there is anything to be concerned about. However, we can't determine this over the internet, so contact your own dentist for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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How effective is mouth rinse for a poor-healing tooth extraction site?

How effective is mouth rinse for a poor-healing tooth extraction site?

Not effective: An extraction site should heal normally without any special assistance. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes can slow down healing. Sometimes the extraction site may have residual bone or necrotic tissue that would need to be removed by your dentist. If the extraction site is not healing properly, consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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It's been 10 days since my wisdom teeth extraction but my right lower extraction site doesn't seem to be healing like the rest of the sites. I can see some white tissue forming on the left lower extraction site but the right side of my face is still a lit

It's been 10 days since my wisdom teeth extraction but my right lower extraction site doesn't seem to be healing like the rest of the sites. I can see some white tissue forming on the left lower extraction site but the right side of my face is still a lit

Wisdom teeth: The lower extraction site often take longer to heal because there may have more bone removal. At any rate, you should have returned to the surgeon for a post-op exam.
If you have any problems or questions, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the colour of a healing socket three days after extraction?

What is the colour of a healing socket three days after extraction?

Not prety: It usually is whitish-yellow, maybe some hint of green. It usually looks like it might be infected. ...Read more

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How do I know if my extraction sight of my tooth is healing properly?

Any problems ?: Do you have any major pain, swelling, or discharge? Do you feel a little sore, but not enough that otc pain meds don't work? If so, then it appears you are healing properly. ...Read more

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What are the signs of healing for wisdom teeth extraction?

What are the signs of healing for wisdom teeth extraction?

It is Age related: The younger the person the less likely to have any long term consequences, thus should expect swelling, difficulty when opening his/her mouth, bleeding. For older patients the healing process takes longer and more signs & symptoms can be expected during the healing process: adding the ones mentioned above numbness, sensitivity on adjacent teeth, gum recession, incomplete healing (defects). ...Read more

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Does treatment for bimaxillaty protrusion always require teeth extraction?

Does treatment for bimaxillaty protrusion always require teeth extraction?

No!: There are several methods available to avoid tooth extraction for treatment of bimaxillary protrusion. First of all, it may not require specific treatment, since it is a normal finding in some ethnic faces. If it does require treatment, it may be orthodontics alone, or it may involve distraction osteogenesis, a surgical procedure designed to increase the arch length of the jaw without extractions. ...Read more

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Had dental extraction 4days ago. Will oranges affect my healing.Also, what are my options to fill open space no insurance.?

Had dental extraction 4days ago. Will oranges affect my healing.Also, what are my options to fill open space no insurance.?

Should not be a : Problem. The Best solution is a dental implant — keep a one tooth problem a one tooth problem. Bridges are an option but requires cutting two healthy teeth into nubs to cement a bridge. A removable partial denture is another option. Sadly implants are expensive with or without insurance — dental insurance is truly a joke anyway! An implant will be your best bet over the duration of your life. ...Read more

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What does a tooth extraction look like when healing?

What does a tooth extraction look like when healing?

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

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Need ortho-treatment (braces) + extraction and I'm really worried. Any advice that would help? Thanks!

Need ortho-treatment (braces) + extraction and I'm really worried. Any advice that would help? Thanks!

Worry not!: Millions have gone before you, and so many people love their new smile. If teeth need to be removed, it is quite a simple procedure as it is likely a premolar tooth and they come out with hardly any fuss and quickly too. You will be happy you took the plunge; a great smile is a priceless asset! ...Read more

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Please describe to me the healing process after a tooth extraction?

Please describe to me the healing process after a tooth extraction?

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

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Bone tissues not healing after tooth extraction. What should I do?

Bone tissues not healing after tooth extraction. What should I do?

Call dentist: Call the dentist to have it evaluated and possibly medicated to begin healing. ...Read more

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Bone tissues not healing after tooth extraction. What should I do?

Return: Return to the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the traction and have area reevaluated. You may need some follow-up treatment or just tincture of time. ...Read more

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How to tell if my wisdom teeth extraction is healing properly?

How to tell if my wisdom teeth extraction is healing properly?

Ask your dentist!!: We normally like to see the patient in a week to 10 days following surgery to make sure it is healing well. ...Read more

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Dental fistula remains after much treatment; is tooth extraction the only way?

Dental fistula remains after much treatment; is tooth extraction the only way?

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

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I'm wondering about extraction of teeth for orthodontic treatment, is it an orthodontist's job or dentist's?

I'm wondering about extraction of teeth for orthodontic treatment, is it an orthodontist's job or dentist's?

Dentist: An orthodontist limits his/her practice to the specialty of orthodontia. The extractions are surgical in nature, and usually are not performed by the orthodontist, nor are they included in the orthodontist's fee. ...Read more

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What's that white stuff on top of my 2 day old extraction. Somebody said is the healing process. I do the salt and water but it worries me?

What's that white stuff on top of my 2 day old extraction. Somebody said is the healing process. I do the salt and water but it worries me?

Healing: It sounds like normal healing. Your dentist should be happy to do a post — op check on you if you are very worried. But, it sounds like normal healing, from your description. ...Read more

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Will eating oranges affect healing after dental extraction? Had it 4 days ago. Also, what kind of luke warm teas are ok to drink.

Will eating oranges affect healing after dental extraction? Had it 4 days ago. Also, what kind of luke warm teas are ok to drink.

Enjoy: Unless specifically told otherwise, you can eat and drink anything you would like. Your overall health and nutrition is what is important and nothing that you eat and drink will either work wonders or have a negative effect on your healing. ...Read more

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I am undergoing orthodontic treatment for bimaxillary protrusion followed by the extraction of 4 premolars. What kind of meds will i be on?

I am undergoing orthodontic treatment for bimaxillary protrusion followed by the extraction of 4 premolars. What kind of meds will i be on?

Mild pain meds: If extractions are required as part of an Orthodontic treatment regimen, mild OTC pain killers may be recommended, depending on the degree of difficulty of the extractions. Ask the Dentist or Oral Surgeon for recommendation as it applies to your case. ...Read more

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Is granulation tissue normal over healing gums from tooth extraction?

Is granulation tissue normal over healing gums from tooth extraction?

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