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Wisdom teeth removal, 1 was impacted. It started hurting a few days after, it still looks like I have a blood clot. The pain is in my ear/ jaw bone.?

Wisdom teeth removal, 1 was impacted. It started hurting a few days after, it still looks like I have a blood clot. The pain is in my ear/ jaw bone.?

Dry socket: Most common time for onset of dry socket is 3 to 7 days following surgery. If antibiotics were not prescribed it is also possible to have an infection of the site. Fever might accompany the infection. In either case contact the office you were seen at or your dentist if by a specialist. Either can prescribe antibiotics or place a dressing. ...Read more

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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more

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14 days ago; wisdom teeth extracted. I'm afraid I dislodged the blood clot while brushing teeth. Bled and NOW feels empty at site. Risks?/Suggestions?

14 days ago; wisdom teeth extracted. I'm afraid I dislodged the blood clot while brushing teeth. Bled and NOW feels empty at site. Risks?/Suggestions?

Two weeks: Two weeks post op you should be fine. I think your risks are minimal at this point, especially if you have no pain or swelling. If that concerned, you can always visit your oral surgeon for a quick look. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
Daily
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How long does it take a blood clot to dissolve and be replaced by soft tissue after getting your wisdom teeth out?

How long does it take a blood clot to dissolve and be replaced by soft tissue after getting your wisdom teeth out?

Initial coverage: Approximately 1 to 3 weeks for initial coverage of tissue, although it actually takes about 6 to 8 weeks for the socket to completely fill in with bone. Even longer sometimes for complete maturation. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
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Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
Once
If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
Once
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Help i had wisdom teeth extracted; blood clot came out. What to do?

Help i had wisdom teeth extracted; blood clot came out. What to do?

Blood clot: If you are having no pain, keep the area clean and free of debris, as per the post-op instructions from your oral surgeon. If you are having increased or prolonged pain, or if you are concerned about a dry socket ( which causes severe pain), contact your oral surgeon for advice and/or an examination. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
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If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
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If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
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What happen to the blood clot after wisdom teeth extraction?

What happen to the blood clot after wisdom teeth extraction?

The blood clot: covers the extraction socket and allows the area to heal. It's important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding after wisdom tooth extraction and begin the healing process. For 3-4 days after surgery do not brush the area to prevent dislodging of the blood clot from the socket. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more

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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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