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 root canal the correct treatment option for an infected tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my lower right side first molar extraction about a month ago. My dentist prescribed a course of antibiotics. The pain persisted after I finished the course of antibiotics and so the dentist again prescribed a five day antibiotic course. A week went by with no pain and then the pain ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding to dental health. First of all, I would like to suggest you go for a clinical examination of an affected area. If there is a¬†presence of plaque or calculus near the second molar of lower right side, then go for scaling. If there is...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in wisdom tooth extracted site even after 9 days?

Query: Hello doctor, This is the 9th day after wisdom teeth extraction and I still have a painful swollen gland under my jaw.  Read Full »


Dr. Wajid Hassan

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I know it is a bit hard for you at this stage after wisdom tooth surgery. Some of the times the wisdom tooth surgery is a little aggressive because the tooth is lying deep into the bone and to remove it a lot of work has to be done. And some of the bone has to be remove...  Read Full »

Why did I get a small patch of tissue on my second molar post wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, Approximately one week ago, I had my wisdom teeth removed. On my lower left, I have a dry socket, which I am getting treated for via packing (at least I think that is what it is called). On the right side, healing is just fine, however, I noticed some white stuff lodged in the gum. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it is just one week of wisdom teeth extraction, the white stuff seems to be most probably healing tissue only. It is a normal appearance of healing tissue post-extraction. A white patch of irritated gum can be due to injury or ulceration that can be due to accidenta...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for severe pain in the site of extracted wisdom tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a severe pain at the end of my upper left Jaw, exactly where my wisdom tooth was removed two years ago. I have an x-ray of the area to show as well. Toothache starts in the morning everyday, since about five days. I do not have blood pressure, diabetes, or any other major issue...  Read Full »


Dr. Disha Kandi Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist, Naturopathy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The medication you are taking are right and oral hygiene measures also to the point. I want to know a few more details about your site of concern. Do you have any injury or any k...  Read Full »

I had a complicated molar extraction and is in pain even after taking painkiller. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my tooth removed befor three days (bottom left first molar) and it was a tricky one to get out, around an hour or fighting with it until it gave in. Before this I have had an ongoing infection in the tooth and had previously around three courses of antibiotics. I finished my las...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The extraction wound looks normal. The pain you are feeling is also normal given that it was a difficult extraction and your dentist had to struggle pulling it out. You can use salty lukewar...  Read Full »

How to get rid of metallic taste in mouth post wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I just got all four of my wisdom teeth removed two days before and I have a bad taste in my mouth that tastes like sour dough but more like metallic. There is not really any pain there, my jaw is just sore from being held open for about an hour but the taste has been happening for about...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very strange that you have all your wisdom teeth removed at the age of 14. These teeth normally start to erupt or come through at the age of 18 years or later when they start to cause trouble and we think of getting them out. Anyway, if you had all the four rem...  Read Full »

How long does the pain last after wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had all four impacted wisdom teeth out a week ago. The pain has been absolutely horrible which I knew it would be. However, my left side has healed very well, is no longer swollen with minimal sensitivity. Now my right side is still as swollen as day two or three. It is hard, sensi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Menon

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me explain a few things first. Wisdom tooth, first of all, can be fully erupted, partially erupted or totally unerupted, sometimes lying deep within the bone. The swelling of the extraction site depends on the amount of bone removal to take the tooth out. It is n...  Read Full »

I am having severe pain in tooth, jaw and ear after extraction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a root canal done three months ago on tooth 19. I have not had a crown done yet due to financial reasons. I went to a new dentist for tooth pain in that area and he said he could not help me because the x-rays showed the root canal was not finished. I called my endodontist back...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details and also saw the x-ray you have attached. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Tooth number 19 seems to have a good apical seal in the root fillings. The first dentist was right in saying that th...  Read Full »

Why do swelling in gums occur post root stump extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had seven teeth extracted today, just the roots. Anyway, over two of the teeth the dentist said there was an infection. I did not get any antibiotics, but she cleaned the area after. There is a lot of swelling in that area, and the gums are real red and like an ulcer. But not much ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photos. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nothing to worry about. For the swelling give cold pack from the outside of the extraction area. Do not spit or rinse the mouth for a day. Drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated. Do not...  Read Full »

What is the reason for yellow-colored stuff in the tooth socket post extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom teeth removed three weeks ago and on the third day, it felt like I ripped my stitching. A few days later it was bothering me so I put my finger in my mouth and I felt an opening along where the stitching should be. So I decided to feel the other side to compare that s...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding dental health. In this condition, I would strongly like to suggest you to consult your dentist again for a clinical examination of the affected area and condition of it for better results. She will examine the area in which you...  Read Full »

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