Are itchy gums normal after having having wisdom teeth pulled?

Healing. Usually normal healing process. Do not disturb the areas of the extractions.
It is normal. This is just a part of the healing process. If itching occurs and it is not a problem, then nothing need be done.
?gingivitis. You should see your dentist for possible inflammation of your gum.
How long after? Itching is sometimes a sign of healing, and sometimes a sign of infection. Absent any other signs/symptoms don't worry. If you have any concerns, see your surgeon.

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Is it common 2 weeks after having wisdom teeth pulled the gums to enlarge?

Have DDS check. You should check with the dentist who extracted the teeth to be sure you are not developing an infection in the area or have a bone chip working its way through. Read more...

Will it be safe for me to smoke weed this friday although I just got 4 wisdom teeth pulled out this past saturday? All 4 of my wisdom teeth were extracted from within my gums on saturday (4.14.12). There is little to no swelling visible from the outside.

NO! . No! smoking any product will potentially lead to a dry socket, infection, and / or delayed healing. Though the risk decreases with time the extraction sites remain open for about 3 weeks, even though they may appear healed, which leaves them vulnerable. A dry socket is an extremely painful condition (usually "off the pain scale") that is characterized as a sharp stabbing sensation that is unrelenting. It is due to the loss of the blood clot from the extraction site resulting in the exposure of the alveolar bone. Individuals who smoke, are on oral contraceptives, or disturb the extraction site are at a higher risk for developing this condition. The sucking action and hot gasses (worse when smoking an unfiltered product) will lead to destruction of the organizing blood clot. The nerves will then be exposed to the hot gasses causing intense pain. A second possibility is that you increase the possibility of an infectin. This usually occurs several days after the infection (unless you had a significant infection at the time of extraction) and is accompanied by increased swelling, tenderness to touch of the affected area, and increasing limitation in mouth opening. Finally, smoking will decrease the blood flow to the surgical sites. Read more...
Although . Although the perceived benefits of inhaling a mind altering substance may seem appealing in light of having surgical extraction of teeth, the potential consequences of a dry socket should steer you clear from such activity until your oral surgeon gives you the green light. The previous discussion explains the possible consequences quite well. Good luck and good health, dr. Smith. Read more...

I have not yet had my wisdom teeth pulled and in the back bottom left side of my teeth my wisdom tooth has so much swelling that it feels like my gums are growing back over the tooth. Also it hurts to eat and now today it feels like I have an ear infectio

Wisdom teeth. Sounds like periocoronitis( best diagnosed by your dentist/oral surgeon), thats inflammation of the gum that over grows the wisdom tooth. Id contact your dentist/ oral surgeon now, as you may need an antibiotic or removal sooner than later. Read more...
Computer dentistry. We can't perform hands-on dental treatment over the computer. You have a wisdom tooth problem. You need immediate examination and treatment. Please call specialist Oral Surgeon immediately. If you're not sure which one to see, call your General Dentist for a referral. Read more...

1 yr after wisdom teeth extraction I have itchy feeling back there in the holes-am I growing bone?

Not likely. A year after an extraction the bone has long since healed. However, the bone may well be reshaping itself and/or atrophying. Jawbone exists to support teeth. When the teeth are removed the bone first heals the damage, then it senses that it is no longer needed so it begins to atrophy in order to spare the body the energy required for its maintenance. What you may be feeling is bone atrophy. Read more...
No. The nerve endings are regenerating in this area. Then may have been cut or injured during the surgical process and they are reestablishing themselves. Read more...
Yes. When you have an extraction, the bone fills in the socket from the bottom up to the surface. So you are growing bone. I haven't had any patients describe the itchy feeling you seem to be talking about. It's probably not related to the healing bone. Read more...

Is it normal to have trouble swallowing after getting all your wisdom teeth pulled?

Not really but. Things do feel funny and unnatural while you are numb and expect some soreness and swelling as well. Some may say they 'have trouble swallowing' but it is more of a feeling than an actuality. Read more...
Sometimes. Depending on the difficulty of the procedure. It is temporary in any case. Hope this helps. Read more...

How much swelling is normal after getting my wisdom teeth pulled?

Varies. Some people have minimal swelling; others look like a chipmunk with cheeks filled with acorns for many days. Whether the teeth were impacted or not plays some role. Read more...
Depends. If the wisdom teeth are all erupted (visible) then slight to moderate swelling for about 4 days. If the teeth are all impacted (underneath the gums) then expect moderate or greater swelling for a longer period of time. Also, a lot depends on your own healing rate and age. Some people heal and swell less than others and often younger heal quicker. Read more...