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 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 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 »

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