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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Why do I see a white scar in the extracted region?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom tooth extracted (all 4) nearly 1.5 months ago and experiencing inflammation on a specific area on the side of the tongue only on the right. This inflammation causes burning pain. In the first week, when I touched the inflammation spot with the earbud, it bled. Now it i...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Dentist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry for the problems you have. There is a whitish area on the right lateral border of your tongue. Did you have all four teeth extracted in one surgery? Was it done under general anesthesia? Did you have a similar problem previously before the surgery? It is...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have bleeding after two days of tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tooth extraction before a week. I had bleeding for a week and it got stopped. Before two days, I waked up with the bleeding but it has not stopped till now.   Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the query. Bleeding after a tooth extraction usually stops within an hour. We suture the wound to reduce bleeding. But having bleeding for more than a day suggests an issue. You can have diabetes or hypertension or any bleeding disorder. It has t...  Read Full »

What causes a painful lump in the gums after molar extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old woman. 10 days ago, I had molar 46 removed because of radicular caries. In the alveoli, the gum's buccal side is hard and forms a kind of lump that almost bridges the alveoli. On the jaw side, I feel a small hard lump under the skin, tender to the touch, but that ma...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question, and I can understand your concern. It looks like because of too many antibiotics, you have got an antibioma. It is a hard swelling like condition because of overuse of antibiotics. Please upload a picture and provide some history, like...  Read Full »

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 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


Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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


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


Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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


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


Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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