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Wound Healing After Tooth Extraction
Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...Read more
What is the white stuff in the tooth extraction site 2 weeks after extraction? Is this a normal part of healing?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe pain after tooth extraction (one week ago). My dentist says it's fine and healing. Is this pain normal then?
Could be infection: Go back to the dentist who did the extraction and ask that they check the socket. Such pain at this time is wrong. You should be healing and getting pain free, not getting more pain! ...Read more
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
I went to my dentist because I felt a bony lump on my cheek after having a wisdom tooth extraction. He said that this is normal healing. Is this true?
You have to: believe what your doctor told you , wait few more days for the swelling to go dow, and go for a follow up visit. IF you are not satisfied look for a second opinion , even your own doctor will help to get one if you want it. ...Read more
Mild ear pain after 8 days of wisdom tooth extraction is it common?help!. Yesterday doctor removed my stitches and said it's healing well.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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