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 there a technologically advanced way of extracting the teeth of an 80-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, Is there a technologically advanced way of extracting the teeth? Is it advisable to extract the teeth of an 80-year-old? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The only successful technique is one with hands and forceps that all dentists follow. Other than that is not practiced widely. You can get knowledge from a multi-specialty clinic. Yes, it is advisable to remove the teeth of an 80-year-old patient, but if there is a...  Read Full »

I have a painless bruise in my gums caused by a trauma during extraction. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding my gums. Two to three months ago, I went to a dentist to get a cavity pulled out, and while he was using the instrument, he accidentally hit my front teeth with full force. It hurt a lot. The sides (where the cavity was) were numb and still hurt. Later, I re...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welocme to I have read through your query and the relevant details and looked at the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). If it had happened during the dental treatment, it should heal independently as the gums can heal naturally. You ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from pain in the extracted tooth region with fever and lightheadedness. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I extracted my wisdom teeth ten days ago. Initially, experienced minimal pain for the first three days. Since my jaw was aching continuously, I was having difficulty chewing the food as it hurt while moving my jaws. I was also feeling feverish and lightheaded. I had pus discharge in the ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanga. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. It seems that your wisdom tooth was impacted. It happens when you do not have much space for your wisdom tooth to erupt. It happens around six in ten patients. And moreover even in your oral cavity the other three ...  Read Full »

Even though my dentist assured me everything was fine, I still have pain and sensitivity in my extraction site. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am female. One year ago, I felt pain in my molar tooth, and due to the advice of the dentist, I went for a root canal treatment (RCT). But after treatment, the gum of extracted tooth is still paining and feeling sensitivity like hotness in that area. I almost went every week to dentists...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your chief complaint is unclear as you mention RCT (root canal treatment) and extracted tooth. Still, if the pain is in the extracted area, it can be due to the following. 1) Either there is some bony spicule left or a root tip. 2) Due to the lack of teeth, jaw forces...  Read Full »

I have pain and swelling in my gums after the extraction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Four days ago, I had surgery to remove four impacted wisdom teeth and one molar extraction. Yesterday, I began to develop swelling of the gums near the bottom right incision. Today it has grown up into a bubble covering the top of my back molar. One quarter of the molar is covered by ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I checked your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity), clinically it is a sign of mild gum infection. Now you can do the following steps to overcome this problem: 1. Take Metronidazole 400 mg twice a day for three days, Augmentin 625 mg twice a day...  Read Full »

I got my four wisdom teeth extracted recently. Will kissing cause any problems with wound healing?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my four wisdom teeth removed a few days, and my girlfriend is coming to town tomorrow. Will suction through the mouth while kissing affect the healing process or cause any problems? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would suggest avoiding any action which can lead to pressure in that area atleast for a week after the extraction. With kissing and other forms of oral sex, the chances of clot dislodgement increase and leads to further complications. So ...  Read Full »

After wisdom tooth removal, I am getting a cigarette smell in my mouth. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, A month ago, I had my wisdom teeth removed. All four were impacted. About a week ago, I started tasting cigarettes in my mouth no matter what I did, and I do not even smoke. To top it off, I have this really bad pain in my gums near that socket and pain in the cheek, eye, and ear on the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Firstly, I would like to ask you a few questions. What are the antibiotics you are currently taking? And was the extraction under local anesthesia in one shot? In my opinion, I guess the cigarette taste shoul...  Read Full »

Can I take Flucloxacillin for pain after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just had a wisdom tooth removed a few days ago and the pain is still present but manageable. The pain has also spread a little around the jaw and up my face slightly which makes me think I have an infection. I am doing saline rinses a few times a day. My question is I have some Flu...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After third molar surgery, the swelling in jaw bone is common, and cure after 3 to 4 days. It is not due to infection but it is due to body defense reaction. So do not worry about this and wait at least four days after extraction. Amoxicillin is a most popular prescr...  Read Full »

I got a lump along my jawbone after wisdom tooth removal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have wisdom tooth extraction pain. I got my wisdom tooth removed a month ago. I feel a lump along my jawbone that hurts on and off.   Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Get an X-ray done to find out if the wound is healing fine or some root is remaining inside. Usually, after a week, the wound should have healed adequately and there should be no swelling or pain unless it is infected. Start taking an antibiotic and painkillers for a...  Read Full »

I had bleeding and mild pain after my lower wisdom tooth extraction. Is it normal, or should I consult the dentist?

Query: Hello doctor,I got my lower wisdom tooth removed the last week. It was impacted and was inside the bone. Everything seemed normal, but after a check-up with my surgeon, I had bleeding from the extraction site, which did not stop for hours afterward. Now almost a week after the extraction, I still ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Mild pain after a wisdom tooth extraction is normal for the next few weeks. There is quite a delay in your healing, but it should resolve soon. I suggest you continue the prescribed antibiotics for the said nu...  Read Full »

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