Post Extraction Complication

If the patient follows the post-extraction instructions properly, then the chances of complications after extraction are minimal. Some of the common post-extraction complications include swelling, bleeding, dry socket, paraesthesia, osteomyelitis (bone infection), and osteonecrosis (bone death).

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Is it normal for the extraction site to look yellowish black?

Query: Hi doctor,I extracted a tooth before six days and there is space in that place now. But I have yellow black stuff under it. Is it normal? It does not hurt me but it makes me worried.   Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the image and history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The extracted site is not healed properly and it gives a yellow appearance to the area due to food lodgment and there is an absence of blood clot. You have a dry socket. You can ...  Read Full »

Is dry socket a complication after tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor,It has been five days since I got my wisdom tooth pulled out. The extraction took around 45 minutes for that one tooth and they had to break it into three pieces. The wisdom tooth was impacted. My dentist packed the socket, but said that I might have dry socket. The pain with the packing w...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry socket is one of the complications of tooth extraction. If the dry socket occurs, then it takes 7 to 10 days to heal. Do lukewarm saline mouth rinse for three to four days. And, continue the medication as advised. Increase protein intake in your diet, avoid alcohol,...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in the back tooth close to the extracted site?

Query: Hello. I had my 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed last week. No complications, no stitches. Since last night my back tooth near bottom right extraction site hurts to bite down. Dentist told me day before that there is still swelling and to continue to use warm salt water with peroxide. My question is...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello Healing after tooth extraction takes 3 to 5 days. However complete closure of the socket takes a couple of weeks. Having mild swelling during the healing period is absolutely normal. This should come down soon. And the pain in your tooth next to the extracted site could be due to pressure exe...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness and tingling sensation in the tongue after impaction surgery?

Query: Hello, I have gone impacted wisdom tooth extraction that is third molar teeth. my surgery was on first of this month. It is almost 25 days completed but I'm feeling numbness and tingling sensation on my tongue. I consulted with my surgeon he told me everything is ok and would is healing but I'm feel...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Welcome to ICLINIQ I went through your query , Am very sorry for the discomfort . As a Specialist, am here to help you. Kindly Upload an image of the Xray and the extracted Site and the prescription too. As I mentioned preveously, I can help any further once I see the area and situation. Since it...  Read Full »

Is extraction the only treatment option for an impacted tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I am currently not taking any medications. I had a panoramic x-ray done a few days ago. I would like to hear your opinion on the photo. Thanks in advance.  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having two mesioangular impactions that need to be removed. In simple words, your last two lower molars need to be removed. The last two upper molars are also not appropriately erupted, in case it is troubling you, you can get them also removed.  Read Full »

I feel severe pain after 10 days of extraction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a molar extracted 10 days ago, and I am now having severe pain. It was a simple extraction that did not even require stitches. I was prescribed Penicillin VK q.i.d for a week and a few tabs of TYL3, which did next to nothing. I had all four wisdom teeth out about 20 years ago wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hello doctor, I read your history, almost everything you have attempted. Still, I would recommend the following things. 1. Take Ibuprofen 600 mg three times, (8 hourly) a day, or if having severe pain, you can take it six hourly for three days. 2. Do salt gargles, i.e. take a cup of lukewarm water t...  Read Full »

I had a dressing after extraction. When I am supposed to remove that?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a tooth extracted yesterday from the upper right side. Last night the blood clot fell out, so I was worried about getting a dry socket. I went back to the dentist this morning, and he said I did not have a dry socket and packed it with a nasty tasting dressing. I do not know what ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. The dressing packed in the socket should be a medicated one containing Zinc oxide eugenol. 2. This has to be wisely removed by the dentist in three days. And by fact, it is the dressing placed for dry sockets. 3. I advise you to continue with the antibiotics and...  Read Full »

Having pain in the region where my tooth was removed. Can you suggest some temporary relief?

Query: Hello doctor,I took off my first molar teeth due to careless RCT before a week. And for the past two days, I am having severe pain in the whole region from where the tooth has been removed. Especially it pains after evening time. Can you please tell me any treatment that I can perform now for tempor...  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is possibly due to dry socket or presence of root fragment left behind in the socket. You can take fresh radiograph fresh and send it with a photograph of the socket to confirm whether it is due to dry socket or root tip. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss a...  Read Full »

It has been six days after removal of wisdom tooth, and still I have severe pain. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my lower wisdom tooth extraction last week. I had bone cutting and stitches. Today is the sixth day of surgery, but I have severe pain even after taking pain killers. But there is no adequate response. I had five days of antibiotics too. Please suggest me what I should do?   Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your medications are fine, are you taking Cataflam still or stopped? Did you follow all the do's and dont's your dentist had suggested you after extraction? As wisdom tooth extraction is in itself a complex one and any manhandling makes the patient suffer a lot. For ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bump where the wisdom tooth was removed?

Query: Hello doctor,I just got one side of my wisdom teeth removed both upper and lower six days ago, and I have another one scheduled after two days for the left side. The upper is 100 % fine, which they pulled. The lower they pulled the tooth without removing the root because it was too close to the nerv...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lump is mostly a hard swelling which forms postsurgical removal of the wisdom tooth or maybe even by swollen lymph nodes due to infection. It takes a week or two for the swelling to subside. Sometimes, if the root is still inside, the infection may be remaining t...  Read Full »

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