Impacted vertical Wisdom teeth extraction. 3 weeks later, No dry sockets. Numbness in jaw and chin. When can I expect the pain and numbness to subside? Tried of biting my lip and cheek.

Need Evaluation. One of the associated risks with removal of lower wisdom teeth is altered sensation of the areas supplied by the inferior alveolar nerve. The sensations can range from tingling, pins and needles to numbness of parts of the lower jaw, chin, and tongue. If you are still experiencing numbness in the jaw and chin, you should return to your dentist for further evaluation.
Return. Symptoms such as yours are a not uncommon post-surgical consequence and should have been discussed with you before the surgery. Return to your Oral Surgical Specialist for follow-up care.
TransientParesthesia. If the nerve damage is from pressure following surgery and the nerve hasn’t been severed then there is a pretty good chance that recovery will occur in 3-6 month. Magnesium, and B vitamins, especially Vitamin B1, B12 and Vitamin A are recommended. See your surgeon for eval.

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Wisdom teeth extraction. Day 9. No dry sockets. Pain in jaw radiates to chin and cheeks. When can I expect the pain to subside?

Call the surgeon. Communicate with the person who removed the teeth as he will know the specifics of the procedure. Read more...
Dry Socket. Still sounds like a dry socket. Might be post op tmj. The dentist who extracted should be able to sort it out. Hopefully an oral surgeon. Read more...

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...

4dys after wisdom teeth extraction. I see no blood clots n don't have dry socket. Only canker sores and stiff jaw. Could it be ok for me to smoke?

Smoking is. Never ok. However, 4 days after the wisdom teeth surgery if no bleeding, swelling or pain you can go back to your daily routine. Read more...
Wisdom teeth . It is never a good idea to smoke. Since you have not smoked for 4 days, use this as your start to quit. If you want to smoke you will smoke. Read more...

What do about dislocated jaw and dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

Call your surgeon. Your oral surgeon will take care of these complications since they occurred under his/her care. Read more...
See your dentist. As with any surgery, removal of your wisdom teeth carries some risks. If complications developed, your dentist or oral surgeon will discuss appropriate treatment options with you. Read more...

It has been a week since my wisdom teeth extraction and the left side of my mouth still hurts. What should I do? I'm afraid of a dry socket.

Depends. Call the dentist who extracted the teeth, they need to see if the pain is considered to be normal for a difficult extraction or if you truly have a dry socket, it needs to be correctly treated. If necessary, they may determine antibiotics should be taken. See your dentist. Read more...
When?, relative. Whether or not this is normal, a dry socket, or a problem with healing such as an infection depends upon the timing, degree of pain and whether things are getting or worse. This can easily be determined by your dentist once he sees you and discusses the issue. We can´t determine that over the internet. Call your dentist and have him/her evaluate the area. Read more...
Dry socket. You should go back to see the dentist who did the extractions. It may be a dry socket. They will be able to make the determination. There are treatments to help with the pain while it heals. If it is a dry socket it usually takes from 10-14 days to run its course. Read more...

6 days after wisdom teeth extraction I can see a Black coloured hole where the wisdom teeth was. Is this a Dry Socket?

Probably not. The hole area may still be in the process of healing. Hard to say, though. Often, dry sockets exhibit pain and bad odors. If in doubt, get back to the dentist/oral surgeon whom extracted the tooth/teeth. Read more...
Likely normal. Many sockets look like that a week later. Is clot in socket that is part of healing process. You would have pain with a dry socket. Should heal fine. If worried, oral surgeon will always see you for reassurance. Read more...
No. Normally healing socket. If you're concerned, ask your Surgeon for a post-surgical reexamination. If you had a dry socket the pain would be excruciating. No pain...relax. Read more...

Can I drink through a straw two weeks after top two wisdom teeth extraction (no stitches)? I am terrified of getting dry socket or causing any damage

Go ahead. Drinking through a straw is not likely to have any adverse effect. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...
Wisdom teeth. You are past the danger of dry socket and an return to normal eating and drinking. Call the extracting dentist if you have any questions, or concerns since they know your circumstances. . Read more...

After 9days of wisdom teeth extraction, it bled heavily last night, I went to see the doc, he says there is no infection or dry socket since no pain.?

Dry socket. As you describe your symptoms you do not have a dry socket. With a dry socket you loose the healing blood clot and have intense pain. Follow the instructions give by your dentist for the best healing. Read more...
Not OK. Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling, bad breath and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. Take care. . Read more...