What causes difficulty in swallowing after wisdom teeth extraction?

A few thoughts.. Inflammation. Pain. Swelling. Sutures. It is a surgical procedure, and it is not uncommon to have any or all of the above listed problems after the extraction. The proximity of the tongue muscles to the wisdom tooth is why these problems contribute to difficulty in swallowing.
Trouble swallowing. Difficulty in swallowing following wisdom tooth extraction could be from swelling of the tissues as a result of the surgical procedure or an infection. Speak to your dentist immediately and describe your symptoms. If it worsens or you have trouble breathing, seek emergency medical care such as 24\7 medical facility or er of hospital.

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Dry sockets and wisdom teeth extraction? I had all of my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and am wondering if it's safe to swallow because it creates suctions and might break the clot..

Swallowing . Swallowing in and of itself should not cause a dry socket. "dry socket" refers to a condition where the blood clot that develops in the socket after a tooth extraction breaks down or is sucked out resulting in the exposure of the underlying bone. This this condition exposes the underlying nerves leading to extreme pain, death of the superficial layer of exposed bone and delayed healing. Pain medications are not capable of controlling the pain. Treatment, performed by the extracting dentist, consists of irrigating the socket out to remove debris and placing a sedative dressing. This procedure is repeated over the next several days. Patients at high risk include smokers who inhale the hot caustic gases. Trying to smoke with gauze in the mouth does not prevent dry sockets. Though second hand smoke has been documented to have a detrimental effect on your health it will not in and of itself cause a dry socket. Read more...
Simple . Simple swallowing is allowed. What is not is vigerous rinsing and spitting; drinking through a straw and smoking are the two biggest no-nos. "breaking" the clot is not the problem, dislodging it is! any strong pressure in or out is bad. You must eat and drink, so swallowing is just fine. Read more...

I need to know what is the problem with my unbearable tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Speak to surgeon. Call and speak to the surgeon who removed your teeth. He\she can prescribe adequate pain medication for you and discuss what else can be done. Your own dentist is responsible for your care and well being and will know best how to answer your question. Read more...
Dry socket. Most common cause of "unbearable pain" after wisdom tooth removal is a dry socket where the blood clot has waged out and the bone is exposed to the oral environment. Please return to the surgeon who did your extraction for rx and, in all probability, lam ost instantaneous relief. Read more...
See oral surgeon. If the pain is "unbearable" despite pain meds, you may have a dry socket. See your oral surgeon. If you con't have a dry socket, you may need stonger pain medication. If your tooth was removed by a general dentist, see an oral surgeon. Read more...
Dry socket? visit the person who removed the teeth. You may have a dry socket from rejecting a blood clot. Read more...

Stitching for wisdom teeth extraction came out, 13 days after extraction, and their is small hole, and is tender and slight pain, is this a problem?

Normal healing. That is a pretty normal time for sutures to be lost. It may take a few more weeks for the wound to completely close. Some slight pain would be normal. At this point keep the area clean, if you have an irrigator that would be helpful, swish with warm salt water. If swelling develops or the pain increases, see your provider to have it checked out. Read more...
Request exam. Please request your dentist/surgeon a post-extraction exam for your extraction site. While many conditions may be normal and only a part of healing process, we cannot give a correct diagnosis based only on written descriptions. A quick exam will give you much more customized post-extraction care recommendation. Please visit your dentist….! Read more...
Wisdom tooth healing. It is normal for you to see a hole where the tooth was. This will take some time to fill in. Keep it as clean as possible. Make sure you rinse after eating to keep food debris from building up in the area. You may be healing normally but call the extracting dentist if you are concerned, they will.Help you. Read more...

Can someone get a sinus infection caused by wisdom teeth extraction?

Yes. Molar tooth roots can extend into the maxillary (cheek) sinuses. During a difficult extraction of molar teeth, the bone and mucosal lining around the tooth and sinus floor can get disrupted creating an opening between the mouth and sinus cavity. This opening or fistula, by introducing oral cavity bacteria into the sinus, can lead to sinus disease. Read more...
Yes. But only if the tooth was in the upper jaw and the root of the tooth was in the sinus to begin with. The dentist who performed the extraction should be notified as sometimes a fistula may form from the mouth to the sinus--not fun! Read more...
Yes. Wisdom teeth as well as several posterior teeth in the maxilla are in close proximity to the maxillary sinus. The maxillary sinus can sometimes be involved during the removal of almost any maxillary posterior tooth, which may lead to an infection of the maxillary sinus. Read more...

Can nerve damage from wisdom teeth extraction cause facial paralysis?

Hard to connect. Not aware of how these could be connected. Need to consider more information to figure this out. Read more...
Unlikely. The nerves most at risk for injury, especially when the roots of the wisdom teeth are fully grown, are the lower jaw nerves that give feeling to the lower jaw, teeth and lower lip. The nerve that causes movement of the facial muscles is not located close to the wisdom teeth but could conceivably receive pressure during support of the lower jaw. I have not yet seen such an injury though. Read more...

Will wisdom teeth extraction cause eye redness and a bump by ear?

No/possibly. It should not cause eye redness but might cause a bump by the ear. Read more...
Possible . It could be a possible complication... It would be advisable to return to your surgeon for re-evaluation. Read more...

Teeth do not feel aligned after wisdom teeth extraction. Is this normal?

Teeth do move. After the pressure from the wisdom teeth are gone, the other teeth may move some. Generally they settle into a new workable position within a couple of weeks. If not, then you need to have your dentist evaluate and/or adjust the biting. Read more...
Yes. It is not uncommon for patients to feel like their bite may be a little different after having wisdom teeth removed, as well as some sensitivity to hot and/or cold. This is usually a transient sensation and resolves. Read more...