I have had my lower two wisdom teeth removed a week ago... can I brush the extraction sites now?

No need to. There is no need to brush the extraction sites. Gently brushing the teeth that are adjacent to the sites should be fine at this time. It is unknown how difficult the procedure was, what type of incision was made, how fast you are healing, and if there are any sutures. For all those reasons you should still be very gentle. Your surgeon can guide you with further questions..

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Had wisdom teeth removed 2 months ago. I suddenly have a red soft pimple-like growth emerging from the bottom left extraction site. No pain - normal??

Need follow up exam. It's hard to answer you correctly without visual exam. I strongly recommend a follow up visit preferably with same provider that performed the recent extraction. Read more...
No. Probably innocuous, but to be sure return to the Oral Surgeon for reexamination. Read more...
See your dentist/OS. I don't think it is normal to have a red soft pimple- on an extraction site 2 month later. See your dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation and proper treatment. Read more...

I had my wisdom teeth removed 13 days ago and the teethnext to the extraction site, on the bottom left, are still sore, not the extraction site though. Why could it be?

This is normal. Is the soreness a throbbing or aching pain or sharp? Is it when you bite down or is it always there? Getting worse, staying the same, or getting better? How long did the extraction take? These are all questions that can help determine the cause of the ache. There was probably pressure placed in the general area and the soreness you feel is most likely normal. Have your dentist do the post op check. Read more...
Healing. Healing after removal of wisdom teeth, especially if they were impacted, can take some time. Some teeth may have been more difficult to extract causing delayed healing and complications like trama to nearby teeth. These teeth may have become sensitive or the sockets bruised allowing for soreness like to chewing. Your dentist can reassure you of any problems but it may take some time. Read more...
Not uncommon. Patients who have wisdom teeth and /or other teeth extracted may have some sensitivity to hot and cold foods or liquids after surgery. Some patients may also feel that their teeth or bite feels a little different after surgery as well. The sensitivity and soreness usually resolves within a short period after surgery. Read more...

Had me left wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago. Swelling only went down today. Massive lump nowhere near extraction site & taste of rotten blood in mouth?

Need more info. In order to help you sight unseen, we need more information: upper and lower wisdom teeth? Where exactly is the lump? Bleeding from extraction site(s) or lump area? Lump soft or hard? Lump tender? Lump inside your mouth or near your ear on outside? How big is 'massive'? Medical issues? My best advice is get back to the extracting dentist and have the situation assessed there. Read more...
Not that unusual. These could all be considered to be in the realm of 'post-operative sequelae'. The 'lump' may be a lymph node or a pre-op infected area. The taste of 'rotten blood' may just be associated with the blood clot that formed in the extraction site. Rinse frequently with hot salt water . See the treating surgeon and ask if anything is out of the ordinary. Read more...
Need Evaluation. Your description of your symptoms may be due to a postoperative infection or hematoma. A follow-up with your dentist and/or oral and maxillofacial surgeon would be strongly recommended for the proper diagnosis and treatment to correct your problem. Read more...
Very common. If your post-operative pain or swelling worsens after the initial 3-4 days following wisdom teeth surgery, or unusual symptoms occur, call your surgeon for post-op appointment and instructions. Read more...