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Doctor insights on: Tooth Extraction Complications Symptoms

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What kind of complications might happen from a tooth extraction?

What kind of complications might happen from  a tooth extraction?

Several: Any surgical procedure carries some risks and possible complications. Your dentist or surgeon should discuss these with you prior to performing the procedure. Some of the more common may include, but are not limited to excessive bleeding, swelling, bruising, sensitivity in adjacent teeth, and limited opening. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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What are possible complications from cleaning after tooth extraction?

What are possible complications from cleaning after tooth extraction?

Caution: Rinsing too vigorously or disturbing the tooth socket 24 to 48 hours following extraction, can interfere with the blood clot which forms in the socket & protects the bone. If this clot does not establish itself in the early stages of healing a dry socket (osteomyelitis) will result. This is often referred to as delayed healing & is usually painful. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of osteomyelitis after tooth extraction?

What are symptoms of osteomyelitis after tooth extraction?

Pain and smell: You will experience pain radiating through the area of the extraction. Also, if you gently rub a q-tip in the socket it will have a severe stench called feder oris or foul smell. This is a dry socket. Either a clot or "scab" was lost or never formed and sometimes your body will treat it as a foreign body and dissolve . See a dentist for treatment which is easy and provides quick relief. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dry socket after tooth extraction?

What are symptoms of dry socket after tooth extraction?

Pain and foul taste: Most patients who are diagnosed witn a dry socket complain of varying degrees of pain and a foul taste, usually within 2-5 days following the extraction of the tooth. In my practice, the majority of dry sockets occur with extractions in the lower jaw. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of osteomyelitis after tooth extraction?

What are the main symptoms of osteomyelitis after tooth extraction?

Swelling and pain: Osteomyelitis is advanced bone inflammation usually after untreated dry socket following the extraction, it's usually very painfull from the massive infection.. ...Read more

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What are common complications of a wisdom tooth extraction?

What are common complications of a wisdom tooth extraction?

See Below: There are many possible complications from a wisdom tooth extraction but I would not really call them 'common'. Mild to moderate pain and swelling are not really complications but are considered normal with certain extractions. Some complications are nerve damage, dry socket, infection. ...Read more

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Maxillary sinusitis and tooth extraction? Please describe to me the symptoms and treatment options.

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

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Took dalacin c 300 after wisdom tooth extraction for2 days. I am affraid of the complications can I stop it? my doc said yes, need a2nd op.resistance?

Took dalacin c 300 after wisdom tooth extraction for2 days. I am affraid of the complications can I stop it? my doc said yes, need a2nd op.resistance?

Ask your doctor: Dalacin C capsules contain the active ingredient clindamycin. Clindamycin is usually taken four times a day for seven days, time contingent. However, if your doctor instructed you to discontinue this medication, he/she has judged that the risk of side effects is greater than benefits. Take care. ...Read more

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Chronic dental fistula for 1yr caused by tooth extraction, hole in sinus closed now, no sinus symptoms. 2 failed ops. Still pus draining. Any ideas?

Chronic dental fistula for 1yr caused by tooth extraction, hole in sinus closed now, no sinus symptoms. 2 failed ops. Still pus draining. Any ideas?

Infection present: Neutrophils or certain white blood cells are the first line of defense against infection. This makes up most of the pus you see. You most likely still have infection present. Whether it is from dying bone or residual tooth root, or a consistent draining from the sinus. I wouldn't be able to tell with out an x-ray. If you have pus draining it could be from another tooth. ...Read more

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Dental abcess, had tooth extraction afraid some vact is still in blood..Wht blood cells are good..Is there symptoms after infection is gone.?

Dental abcess, had tooth extraction  afraid some vact is still in blood..Wht blood cells are good..Is there symptoms after infection is gone.?

Follow-up: The dentist who extracted your tooth is the one responsible for your follow-up after care. When was the tooth removed and when did you finish your course of antibiotics? Any questions or concerns should be addressed to that health care provider. ...Read more

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